Study of (Formula presented.) production and cold nuclear matter effects in pPB collisions at (Formula presented.) TeV

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Abstract

  • Production of (Formula presented.) mesons in proton-lead collisions at a nucleon-nucleon centre of-mass energy (Formula presented.) 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 (Formula presented.) 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 (Formula presented.)(1S) mesons are determined. The data are compatible with the predictions for a suppression of (Formula presented.) (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 (Formula presented.) mesons.
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  • Heavy Ions, Heavy quark production, Particle and resonance production, Quarkonium, Relativistic heavy ion physics
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    Author List

  • Aaij R; Adeva B; Adinolfi M; Affolder A; Ajaltouni Z; Albrecht J; Alessio F; Alexander M; Ali S; Alkhazov G
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  • 2014
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  • 7