Prompt and non-prompt J/ψ production and nuclear modification at mid-rapidity in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV

Acharya, S. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Jerčić, Marko and Lončar, Petra and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zou, S. (ALICE Collaboration) (2018) Prompt and non-prompt J/ψ production and nuclear modification at mid-rapidity in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. European Physical Journal C, 78. p. 466. ISSN 1434-6044

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A measurement of beauty hadron production at mid-rapidity in proton-lead collisions at a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy √sNN = 5.02 TeV is presented. The semi-inclusive decay channel of beauty hadrons into J/ψ is considered, where the J/ψ mesons are reconstructed in the dielectron decay channel at mid-rapidity down to transverse momenta of 1.3 GeV/c. The bb production cross section at mid-rapidity, dσbb /dy, and the total cross section extrapolated over full phase space, σbb¯, are obtained. This measurement is combined with results on inclusive J/ψ production to determine the prompt J/ψ cross sections. The results in p–Pb collisions are then scaled to expectations from pp collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy to derive the nuclear modification factor RpPb, and compared to models to study possible nuclear modifications of the production induced by cold nuclear matter effects. RpPb is found to be smaller than unity at low pT for both J/ψ coming from beauty hadron decays and prompt J/ψ.

Item Type: Article
Date: 2018
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © CERN for the benefit of the ALICE collaboration 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecomm, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP3. Received: 21 February 2018. Accepted: 8 May 2018. Published online: 8 June 2018.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 12:33

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