Measurement of differential J/ψ production cross sections and forward-backward ratios in p+Pb collisions with the ATLAS detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The ATLAS Collaboration, et al. (2015) Measurement of differential J/ψ production cross sections and forward-backward ratios in p+Pb collisions with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review C, 92 (034904). ISSN 2469-9985

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Abstract

Measurements of differential cross sections for J/ψ production in p+Pb collisions at √sNN=5.02 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider with the ATLAS detector are presented. The data set used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 28.1 nb−1. The J/ψ mesons are reconstructed in the dimuon decay channel over the transverse momentum range 8<pT<30GeV and over the center-of-mass rapidity range −2.87<y∗<1.94. Prompt J/ψ are separated from J/ψ resulting from b-hadron decays through an analysis of the distance between the J/ψ decay vertex and the event primary vertex. The differential cross section for production of nonprompt J/ψ is compared to a FONLL calculation that does not include nuclear effects. Forward-backward production ratios are presented and compared to theoretical predictions. These results complement previously published results by covering a region of higher transverse momentum and more central rapidity. They thus constrain the kinematic dependence of nuclear modifications of charmonium and b-quark production in p+Pb collisions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 13:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67541

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