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Prompt and non-prompt $J/\psi $ elliptic flow in Pb+Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{_\text {NN}}} = 5.02$ Tev with the ATLAS detector

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Original languageEnglish
Article number784
Journal European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2018


The elliptic flow of prompt and non-prompt $J/\psi$ was measured in the dimuon decay channel in Pb+Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{_\text{NN}}}=5.02$ TeV with an integrated luminosity of $0.42~\mathrm{nb}^{-1}$ with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The prompt and non-prompt signals are separated using a two-dimensional simultaneous fit of the invariant mass and pseudo-proper decay time of the dimuon system from the $J/\psi$ decay. The measurement is performed in the kinematic range of dimuon transverse momentum and rapidity $9<p_\mathrm{T}<30$ GeV, $|y|<2$, and 0-60% collision centrality. The elliptic flow coefficient, $v_2$, is evaluated relative to the event plane and the results are presented as a function of transverse momentum, rapidity and centrality. It is found that prompt and non-prompt $J/\psi$ mesons have non-zero elliptic flow. Prompt $J/\psi$ $v_2$ decreases as a function of $p_\mathrm{T}$, while non-prompt $J/\psi$ it is, with limited statistical significance, consistent with a flat behaviour over the studied kinematic region. There is no observed dependence on rapidity or centrality.

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