Measurement of charged-particle spectra in Pb+Pb collisions at (Formula presented.) = 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
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Charged-particle spectra obtained in Pb+Pb interactions at sNN−−−√=2.76 TeV and pp interactions at sNN−−−√=2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented, using data with integrated luminosities of 0.15 nb−1 and 4.2 pb−1, respectively, in a wide transverse momentum (0.5 < p T < 150 GeV) and pseudorapidity (|η| < 2) range. For Pb+Pb collisions, the spectra are presented as a function of collision centrality, which is determined by the response of the forward calorimeters located on both sides of the interaction point. The nuclear modification factors R AA and R CP are presented in detail as a function of centrality, p T and η. They show a distinct p T-dependence with a pronounced minimum at about 7 GeV. Above 60 GeV, R AA is consistent with a plateau at a centrality-dependent value, within the uncertainties. The value is 0.55 ± 0.01(stat.) ± 0.04(syst.) in the most central collisions. The R AA distribution is consistent with flat |η| dependence over the whole transverse momentum range in all centrality classes.
CitationJournal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) 2015, 2015:50(9)
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