Measurement of electrons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV

Adam, J. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2016) Measurement of electrons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. Physics Letters B, 754. pp. 81-93. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

The production of electrons from heavy-flavour hadron decays was measured as a function of transverse momentum (pT) in minimum-bias p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV using the ALICE detector at the LHC. The measurement covers the pT interval 0.5 < pT < 12 GeV/c and the rapidity range −1.065 < ycms < 0.135 in the centre-of-mass reference frame. The contribution of electrons from background sources was subtracted using an invariant mass approach. The nuclear modification factor RpPb was calculated by comparing the pT-differential invariant cross section in p–Pb collisions to a pp reference at the same centre-of-mass energy, which was obtained by interpolating measurements at √s = 2.76 TeV and √s = 7 TeV. The RpPb is consistent with unity within uncertainties of about 25%, which become larger for pT below 1 GeV/c. The measurement shows that heavy-flavour production is consistent with binary scaling, so that a suppression in the high-pT yield in Pb–Pb collisions has to be attributed to effects induced by the hot medium produced in the final state. The data in p–Pb collisions are described by recent model calculations that include cold nuclear matter effects.

Item Type: Article
Date: 10 March 2016
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2015 CERN for the benefit of the ALICE Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3. Received 12 October 2015. Received in revised form 12 November 2015. Accepted 21 December 2015. Available online 31 December 2015.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: Nikola Poljak
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 18:51
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 18:51
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4877

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