Centrality and transverse momentum dependence of inclusive $J/\varphi$ production at midrapidity in Pb–Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}} = 5.02$ TeV

S. Acharya , Daniel Dąbrowski , Kamil Deja , Łukasz Graczykowski , Monika Jakubowska , Małgorzata Janik , Adam Kisiel , Julian Myrcha , Łukasz Neumann , Piotr Nowakowski , Janusz Oleniacz , Jan Pluta , Przemysław Rokita , Krystian Rosłon , Tomasz Trzciński , Hanna Zbroszczyk


The inclusive J/ψ meson production in Pb-Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon-nucleon collision of sNN−−−√ = 5.02 TeV at midrapidity (|y| < 0.9) is reported by the ALICE Collaboration. The measurements are performed in the dielectron decay channel, as a function of event centrality and J/ψ transverse momentum pT, down to pT = 0 GeV/c. The J/ψ mean transverse momentum ⟨pT⟩ and rAA ratio, defined as ⟨p2T⟩PbPb/⟨p2T⟩pp, are evaluated. Both observables show a centrality dependence decreasing towards central (head-on) collisions. The J/ψ nuclear modification factor RAA exhibits a strong pT dependence with a large suppression at high pT and an increase to unity for decreasing pT. When integrating over the measured momentum range pT < 10 GeV/c, the J/ψ RAA shows a weak centrality dependence. Each measurement is compared with results at lower center-of-mass energies and with ALICE measurements at forward rapidity, as well as to theory calculations. All reported features of the J/ψ production at low pT are consistent with a dominant contribution to the J/ψ yield originating from charm quark (re)combination.
Collective authorALICE Collaboration
Author S. Acharya
S. Acharya,,
, Daniel Dąbrowski (FP / NPD)
Daniel Dąbrowski,,
- Nuclear Physics Division
, Kamil Deja (FEIT / ICS)
Kamil Deja,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
, Łukasz Graczykowski (FP / NPD)
Łukasz Graczykowski,,
- Nuclear Physics Division
, Monika Jakubowska (FoEE / ICIE)
Monika Jakubowska,,
- The Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics
, Małgorzata Janik (FP / NPD)
Małgorzata Janik,,
- Nuclear Physics Division
, Adam Kisiel (FP / NPD)
Adam Kisiel,,
- Nuclear Physics Division
, Julian Myrcha (FEIT / IN)
Julian Myrcha,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
, Łukasz Neumann (FEIT / ICS)
Łukasz Neumann,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
, Piotr Nowakowski (FEIT / ICS)
Piotr Nowakowski,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
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Total number of authors1035
Journal seriesPhysics Letters B, [Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics], ISSN 0370-2693, e-ISSN 1873-2445
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1.15
Article number135434
Keywords in Englishrelativistic heavy ion physics ; quark gluon plasma ; quarkonium ; experimental results
ASJC Classification3106 Nuclear and High Energy Physics
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135434
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
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ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 17-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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