Measurement of quarkonium production in proton–lead and proton–proton collisions at 5.02TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Abstract

    The modification of the production of J/ ψ, ψ(2 S) , and Υ(nS) (n= 1 , 2 , 3) in p+Pb collisions with respect to their production in pp collisions has been studied. The p+Pb and pp datasets used in this paper correspond to integrated luminosities of 28nb-1 and 25pb-1 respectively, collected in 2013 and 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the LHC, both at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of 5.02 TeV. The quarkonium states are reconstructed in the dimuon decay channel. The yields of J/ ψ and ψ(2 S) are separated into prompt and non-prompt sources. The measured quarkonium differential cross sections are presented as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum, as is the nuclear modification factor, Rp Pb for J/ ψ and Υ(nS). No significant modification of the J/ ψ production is observed while Υ(nS) production is found to be suppressed at low transverse momentum in p+Pb collisions relative to pp collisions. The production of excited charmonium and bottomonium states is found to be suppressed relative to that of the ground states in central p+Pb collisions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number171
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume78
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1

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    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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