Measurement of Z0-boson production at large rapidities in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV
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The production of Z^0 bosons at large rapidities in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN=5.02TeV is reported. Z^0 candidates are reconstructed in the dimuon decay channel (Z^0→μ+μ−), based on muons selected with pseudo-rapidity −4.0<η<−2.5 and p_T>20 GeV/c. The invariant yield and the nuclear modification factor, R_AA, are presented as a function of rapidity and collision centrality. The value of R_AA for the 0–20% central Pb–Pb collisions is 0.67±0.11(stat.)±0.03(syst.)±0.06(corr. syst.), exhibiting a deviation of 2.6σ from unity. The results are well-described by calculations that include nuclear modifications of the parton distribution functions, while the predictions using vacuum PDFs deviate from data by 2.3σ in the 0–90% centrality class and by 3σ in the 0–20% central collisions.
CitationAcharya S, Adamová D, Adolfsson J, Aggarwal MM, Aglieri Rinella G, Agnello M, Agrawal N, et al., ALICE C. Measurement of Z0-boson production at large rapidities in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. Physics Letters B. 2018;780:372-383
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