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Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV

Acharya, S; Adamova, D.; Aggarwal, M.M; Aglieri Rinella, G; Agnello, M.; Agrawal, N; Christiansen, Peter LU ; Ljunggren, Martin LU ; Oskarsson, Anders LU and Richert, Tuva LU , et al. (2017) In Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 770. p.459-472
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The production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV was studied for 2<pT<16 GeV/c with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The measurement was performed at forward (p-going direction) and backward (Pb-going direction) rapidity, in the ranges of rapidity in the centre-of-mass system (cms) 2.03<ycms<3.53 and −4.46<ycms<−2.96, respectively. The production cross sections and nuclear modification factors are presented as a function of transverse momentum (pT). At forward rapidity, the nuclear modification factor is compatible with unity while at backward rapidity, in the interval 2.5<pT<3.5 GeV/c, it is above unity by more than 2σ. The ratio of the forward-to-backward production... (More)
The production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV was studied for 2<pT<16 GeV/c with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The measurement was performed at forward (p-going direction) and backward (Pb-going direction) rapidity, in the ranges of rapidity in the centre-of-mass system (cms) 2.03<ycms<3.53 and −4.46<ycms<−2.96, respectively. The production cross sections and nuclear modification factors are presented as a function of transverse momentum (pT). At forward rapidity, the nuclear modification factor is compatible with unity while at backward rapidity, in the interval 2.5<pT<3.5 GeV/c, it is above unity by more than 2σ. The ratio of the forward-to-backward production cross sections is also measured in the overlapping interval 2.96<|ycms|<3.53 and is smaller than unity by 3.7σ in 2.5<pT<3.5 GeV/c. The data are described by model calculations including cold nuclear matter effects. © 2017 The Author(s) (Less)
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  abstract     = {The production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV was studied for 2&lt;pT&lt;16 GeV/c with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The measurement was performed at forward (p-going direction) and backward (Pb-going direction) rapidity, in the ranges of rapidity in the centre-of-mass system (cms) 2.03&lt;ycms&lt;3.53 and −4.46&lt;ycms&lt;−2.96, respectively. The production cross sections and nuclear modification factors are presented as a function of transverse momentum (pT). At forward rapidity, the nuclear modification factor is compatible with unity while at backward rapidity, in the interval 2.5&lt;pT&lt;3.5 GeV/c, it is above unity by more than 2σ. The ratio of the forward-to-backward production cross sections is also measured in the overlapping interval 2.96&lt;|ycms|&lt;3.53 and is smaller than unity by 3.7σ in 2.5&lt;pT&lt;3.5 GeV/c. The data are described by model calculations including cold nuclear matter effects. © 2017 The Author(s)},
  author       = {Acharya, S and Adamova, D. and Aggarwal, M.M and Aglieri Rinella, G and Agnello, M. and Agrawal, N and Christiansen, Peter and Ljunggren, Martin and Oskarsson, Anders and Richert, Tuva and Silvermyr, David and Stenlund, Evert and Vislavicius, Vytautas and , },
  issn         = {0370-2693},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {459--472},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics},
  title        = {Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {770},
  year         = {2017},
}