Study of production and cold nuclear matter effects in pPb collisions at=5 TeV

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij*, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, Laurence Carson, P. E. L. Clarke, G. A. Cowan, Daniel Craik, S. Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, F. Muheim, M. Needham, S. Playfer

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Abstract

Production of mesons in proton-lead collisions at a nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass energy = 5 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.6 nb(-1). The mesons of transverse momenta up to 15 GeV/c are reconstructed in the dimuon decay mode. The rapidity coverage in the centre-of-mass system is 1.5 <y <4.0 (forward region) and -5.0 <y <-2.5 (backward region). The forward-backward production ratio and the nuclear modification factor for (1S) mesons are determined. The data are compatible with the predictions for a suppression of (1S) production with respect to proton-proton collisions in the forward region, and an enhancement in the backward region. The suppression is found to be smaller than in the case of prompt J/psi mesons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094
Pages (from-to)094
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume1407
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Relativistic heavy ion physics
  • Quarkonium
  • Heavy quark production
  • Heavy Ions
  • Particle and resonance production
  • OCTET QUARKONIA PRODUCTION
  • J-PSI
  • HADRONIC PRODUCTION
  • J/PSI PRODUCTION
  • 450 GEV/C
  • SUPPRESSION
  • DISTRIBUTIONS
  • GLUON
  • DECAY
  • TOOL

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