Inclusive J/ψ production at forward and backward rapidity in p-Pb collisions at √sNN=8.16 TeV
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Inclusive J/ψ production is studied in p-Pb interactions at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon-nucleon collision 𝑠NN‾‾‾‾√=8.16 TeV, using the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The J/ψ meson is reconstructed, via its decay to a muon pair, in the centre-of-mass rapidity intervals 2.03 < ycms < 3.53 and −4.46 < ycms < −2.96, where positive and negative ycms refer to the p-going and Pb-going direction, respectively. The transverse momentum coverage is pT < 20 GeV/c. In this paper, ycms- and pT-differential cross sections for inclusive J/ψ production are presented, and the corresponding nuclear modification factors RpPb are shown. Forward results show a suppression of the J/ψ yield with respect to pp collisions, concentrated in the region pT ≲ 5 GeV/c. At backward rapidity no significant suppression is observed. The results are compared to previous measurements by ALICE in p-Pb collisions at 𝑠NN‾‾‾‾√=5.02 TeV and to theoretical calculations. Finally, the ratios RFB between forward- and backward-ycms RpPb values are shown and discussed.
CitationAcharya S, Acosta FT, Adamová D, Adolfsson J, Aggarwal MM, Aglieri Rinella G, Agnello M, Agrawal N, Ahammed Z, Ahn SU, Alme J, Altenkaemper L, Djuvsland Ø, Ersdal MR, Fionda FMC, Nystrand J, Rehman Au, Røhrich D, Tambave GJ, Ullaland K, Wagner B, Zhou Z, Arsene IC, Bätzing P, Dordic O, Lardeux AX, Lindal S, Mahmood SM, Malik QW, Richter M, Røed K, Skaali TB, Tveter TS, Wikne JC, Zhao C, Helstrup H, Hetland KF, Kileng B, Nesbø SV, Storetvedt M, Langøy R, Lien JA, Aiola S, Akindinov A, Al-Turany M, Alam SN, De Albuquerque DS, Aleksandrov D, Alessandro B, Alfaro Molina JR, ALICE C. Inclusive J/ψ production at forward and backward rapidity in p-Pb collisions at √sNN=8.16 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP). 2018;2018:160:1-27
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
SubjectHeavy Ion Experiments
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