The ALICE experiment has measured the inclusive J/ψ production in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV down to zero transverse momentum in the rapidity range 2.5<y<4. A suppression of the inclusive J/ψ yield in Pb-Pb is observed with respect to the one measured in pp collisions scaled by the number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions. The nuclear modification factor, integrated over the 0%–80% most central collisions, is 0.545±0.032(stat)±0.083(syst) and does not exhibit a significant dependence on the collision centrality. These features appear significantly different from measurements at lower collision energies. Models including J/ψ production from charm quarks in a deconfined partonic phase can describe our data.
|Titolo:||J/ψ Suppression at Forward Rapidity in Pb-Pb Collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.072301|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|