Inclusive, prompt and non-prompt J/ψ production at mid-rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV
Adam, Jaroslav; Adamová, Dagmar; Aggarwal, Madan M.; Aglieri Rinella, Gianluca; Agnello, Michelangelo; Agrawal, Nikita; Ahammed, Zubayer; Ahn, Sang Un; Aimo, Ilaria; Aiola, Salvatore; Alme, Johan; Helstrup, Håvard; Hetland, Kristin Fanebust; Kileng, Bjarte; Altinpinar, Sedat; Djuvsland, Øystein; Haaland, Øystein Senneset; Huang, Meidana; Lønne, Per-Ivar; Nystrand, Joakim; Rehman, Attiq ur; Røhrich, Dieter; Skjerdal, Kyrre; Szostak, Artur Krzysztof; Ullaland, Kjetil; Velure, Arild; Wagner, Boris; Yang, Shiming; Zhang, Hui; Zhou, Zhuo; Zhu, Hongsheng; Arsene, Ionut Christian; Bätzing, Paul Christoph; Dordic, Olja; Lindal, Svein; Mahmood, Sohail Musa; Milosevic, Jovan; Qvigstad, Henrik; Richter, Matthias; Røed, Ketil; Skaali, Toralf Bernhard; Tveter, Trine Spedstad; Wikne, Jon Christopher; Zhao, Chengxin; Langøy, Rune; Lien, Jørgen André; Ajaz, Muhammad; Akindinov, Alexander; Alam, Sk Noor; Aleksandrov, Dimitry; ALICE, Collaboration
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The transverse momentum (p T) dependence of the nuclear modification factor R AA and the centrality dependence of the average transverse momentum 〈p T〉 for inclusive J/ψ have been measured with ALICE for Pb-Pb collisions at sNN−−−√=2.76 TeV in the e+e− decay channel at mid-rapidity (|y| < 0.8). The 〈p T〉 is significantly smaller than the one observed for pp collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. Consistently, an increase of R AA is observed towards low p T. These observations might be indicative of a sizable contribution of charm quark coalescence to the J/ψ production. Additionally, the fraction of non-prompt J/ψ from beauty hadron decays, f B, has been determined in the region 1.5 < p T < 10 GeV/c in three centrality intervals. No significant centrality dependence of f B is observed. Finally, the R AA of non-prompt J/ψ is discussed and compared with model predictions. The nuclear modification in the region 4.5 < p T < 10 GeV/c is found to be stronger than predicted by most models.