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Observation of Centrality-Dependent Acoplanarity for Muon Pairs Produced via Two-Photon Scattering in Pb+Pb Collisions at sNN =5.02 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

, ; Aaboud, M; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; Corrigan, Eric LU ; Doglioni, Caterina LU ; Gregersen, Kristian LU ; Brottmann Hansen, Eva LU ; Hedberg, Vincent LU and Jarlskog, Göran LU , et al. (2018) In Physical Review Letters 121(21).
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This Letter presents a measurement of γγ→μ+μ- production in Pb+Pb collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at sNN=5.02 TeV with an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb-1. The azimuthal angle and transverse momentum correlations between the muons are measured as a function of collision centrality. The muon pairs are produced from γγ through the interaction of the large electromagnetic fields of the nuclei. The contribution from background sources of muon pairs is removed using a template fit method. In peripheral collisions, the muons exhibit a strong back-to-back correlation consistent with previous measurements of muon pair production in ultraperipheral collisions. The angular correlations are observed to broaden... (More)
This Letter presents a measurement of γγ→μ+μ- production in Pb+Pb collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at sNN=5.02 TeV with an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb-1. The azimuthal angle and transverse momentum correlations between the muons are measured as a function of collision centrality. The muon pairs are produced from γγ through the interaction of the large electromagnetic fields of the nuclei. The contribution from background sources of muon pairs is removed using a template fit method. In peripheral collisions, the muons exhibit a strong back-to-back correlation consistent with previous measurements of muon pair production in ultraperipheral collisions. The angular correlations are observed to broaden significantly in central collisions. The modifications are qualitatively consistent with rescattering of the muons while passing through the hot matter produced in the collision. © 2018 CERN. for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. (Less)
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Charged particles, Electromagnetic fields, Photons, Tellurium compounds, Angular correlations, ATLAS detectors, Azimuthal angle, Integrated luminosity, Large Hadron Collider, Measurements of, Transverse momenta, Two-photon scattering, Lead compounds
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  abstract     = {This Letter presents a measurement of γγ→μ+μ- production in Pb+Pb collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at sNN=5.02 TeV with an integrated luminosity of 0.49 nb-1. The azimuthal angle and transverse momentum correlations between the muons are measured as a function of collision centrality. The muon pairs are produced from γγ through the interaction of the large electromagnetic fields of the nuclei. The contribution from background sources of muon pairs is removed using a template fit method. In peripheral collisions, the muons exhibit a strong back-to-back correlation consistent with previous measurements of muon pair production in ultraperipheral collisions. The angular correlations are observed to broaden significantly in central collisions. The modifications are qualitatively consistent with rescattering of the muons while passing through the hot matter produced in the collision. © 2018 CERN. for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.},
  articleno    = {212301},
  author       = {,  and Aaboud, M and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and Corrigan, Eric and Doglioni, Caterina and Gregersen, Kristian and Brottmann Hansen, Eva and Hedberg, Vincent and Jarlskog, Göran and Kalderon, Charles and Kellermann, Edgar and Konya, Balazs and Lytken, Else and Mankinen, Katja and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Pöttgen, Ruth and Poulsen, Trine and Smirnova, Oxana and Zwalinski, L},
  issn         = {1079-7114},
  keyword      = {Charged particles,Electromagnetic fields,Photons,Tellurium compounds,Angular correlations,ATLAS detectors,Azimuthal angle,Integrated luminosity,Large Hadron Collider,Measurements of,Transverse momenta,Two-photon scattering,Lead compounds},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {21},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review Letters},
  title        = {Observation of Centrality-Dependent Acoplanarity for Muon Pairs Produced via Two-Photon Scattering in Pb+Pb Collisions at sNN =5.02 TeV with the ATLAS Detector},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.212301},
  volume       = {121},
  year         = {2018},
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