The transverse momentum (pT) dependence of the nuclear modification factor RAA and the centrality dependence of the average transverse momentum 〈pT〉 for inclusive J/ψ have been measured with ALICE for Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN TeV in the e+e− decay channel at mid-rapidity (|y| < 0.8). The 〈pT〉 is significantly smaller than the one observed for pp collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. Consistently, an increase of RAA is observed towards low pT. These observations might be indicative of a sizable contribution of charm quark coalescence to the J/ψ production. Additionally, the fraction of non-prompt J/ψ from beauty hadron decays, fB, has been determined in the region 1.5 < pT< 10 GeV/c in three centrality intervals. No significant centrality dependence of fB is observed. Finally, the RAA of non-prompt J/ψ is discussed and compared with model predictions. The nuclear modification in the region 4.5 < pT< 10 GeV/c is found to be stronger than predicted by most models.

Inclusive, prompt and non-prompt J/psi production at mid-rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at root S-NN=2.76 TeV

CASULA, ESTER ANNA RITA;Cicalo, C.;DE FALCO, ALESSANDRO;Fionda, F. M.;PUDDU, GIOVANNA;USAI, GIANLUCA;
2015

Abstract

The transverse momentum (pT) dependence of the nuclear modification factor RAA and the centrality dependence of the average transverse momentum 〈pT〉 for inclusive J/ψ have been measured with ALICE for Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN TeV in the e+e− decay channel at mid-rapidity (|y| < 0.8). The 〈pT〉 is significantly smaller than the one observed for pp collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. Consistently, an increase of RAA is observed towards low pT. These observations might be indicative of a sizable contribution of charm quark coalescence to the J/ψ production. Additionally, the fraction of non-prompt J/ψ from beauty hadron decays, fB, has been determined in the region 1.5 < pT< 10 GeV/c in three centrality intervals. No significant centrality dependence of fB is observed. Finally, the RAA of non-prompt J/ψ is discussed and compared with model predictions. The nuclear modification in the region 4.5 < pT< 10 GeV/c is found to be stronger than predicted by most models.
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