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ϕ-Meson production at forward rapidity in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV and in pp collisions at s=2.76 TeV

Adam, J.; 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 768. p.203-217
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The first study of ϕ-meson production in p–Pb collisions at forward and backward rapidity, at a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy sNN=5.02 TeV, has been performed with the ALICE apparatus at the LHC. The ϕ-mesons have been identified in the dimuon decay channel in the transverse momentum (pT) range 1<pT<7 GeV/c, both in the p-going (2.03<y<3.53) and the Pb-going (−4.46<y<−2.96) directions — where y stands for the rapidity in the nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass — the integrated luminosity amounting to 5.01±0.19 nb−1 and 5.81±0.20 nb−1, respectively, for the two data samples. Differential cross sections as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity are presented. The forward–backward ratio for ϕ-meson production is... (More)
The first study of ϕ-meson production in p–Pb collisions at forward and backward rapidity, at a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy sNN=5.02 TeV, has been performed with the ALICE apparatus at the LHC. The ϕ-mesons have been identified in the dimuon decay channel in the transverse momentum (pT) range 1<pT<7 GeV/c, both in the p-going (2.03<y<3.53) and the Pb-going (−4.46<y<−2.96) directions — where y stands for the rapidity in the nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass — the integrated luminosity amounting to 5.01±0.19 nb−1 and 5.81±0.20 nb−1, respectively, for the two data samples. Differential cross sections as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity are presented. The forward–backward ratio for ϕ-meson production is measured for 2.96<|y|<3.53, resulting in a ratio ∼0.5 with no significant pT dependence within the uncertainties. The pT dependence of the ϕ nuclear modification factor RpPb exhibits an enhancement up to a factor 1.6 at pT=3–4 GeV/c in the Pb-going direction. The pT dependence of the ϕ-meson cross section in pp collisions at s=2.76 TeV, which is used to determine a reference for the p–Pb results, is also presented here for 1<pT<5 GeV/c and 2.5<y<4, for a 78±3 nb−1 integrated luminosity sample. © 2017 The Author(s) (Less)
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  abstract     = {The first study of ϕ-meson production in p–Pb collisions at forward and backward rapidity, at a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy sNN=5.02 TeV, has been performed with the ALICE apparatus at the LHC. The ϕ-mesons have been identified in the dimuon decay channel in the transverse momentum (pT) range 1&lt;pT&lt;7 GeV/c, both in the p-going (2.03&lt;y&lt;3.53) and the Pb-going (−4.46&lt;y&lt;−2.96) directions — where y stands for the rapidity in the nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass — the integrated luminosity amounting to 5.01±0.19 nb−1 and 5.81±0.20 nb−1, respectively, for the two data samples. Differential cross sections as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity are presented. The forward–backward ratio for ϕ-meson production is measured for 2.96&lt;|y|&lt;3.53, resulting in a ratio ∼0.5 with no significant pT dependence within the uncertainties. The pT dependence of the ϕ nuclear modification factor RpPb exhibits an enhancement up to a factor 1.6 at pT=3–4 GeV/c in the Pb-going direction. The pT dependence of the ϕ-meson cross section in pp collisions at s=2.76 TeV, which is used to determine a reference for the p–Pb results, is also presented here for 1&lt;pT&lt;5 GeV/c and 2.5&lt;y&lt;4, for a 78±3 nb−1 integrated luminosity sample. © 2017 The Author(s)},
  author       = {Adam, J. 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 Sogaard, Carsten and Stenlund, Evert and Vislavicius, Vytautas and , },
  issn         = {0370-2693},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {203--217},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics},
  title        = {ϕ-Meson production at forward rapidity in p–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV and in pp collisions at s=2.76 TeV},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.01.074},
  volume       = {768},
  year         = {2017},
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