Measurement of Quarkonium Production in Proton-Lead and Proton- Proton Collisions at 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS Detector


The modification of the production of J/ψ, ψ(2S), 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 28 nb⁻¹ and 25 pb⁻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(2S) 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, R_{pPb} 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.



J/ψ (J/psi) meson, Charmonium, Absorption, Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland), Proton-lead interactions, Proton-proton interactions, Quarkoniums, Transverse momentum


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