Coherent J/ψ photoproduction at forward rapidity in ultra-peripheral Pb–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV

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The ALICE collaboration performed the first rapidity-differential measurement of coherent J/ψ photoproduction in ultra-peripheral Pb–Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy sNN=5.02 TeV. The J/ψ is detected via its dimuon decay in the forward rapidity region (−4.0<y<−2.5) for events where the hadronic activity is required to be minimal. The analysis is based on an event sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 750 μb−1. The cross section for coherent J/ψ production is presented in six rapidity bins. The results are compared with theoretical models for coherent J/ψ photoproduction. These comparisons indicate that gluon shadowing effects play a role in the photoproduction process. The ratio of ψ to J/ψ coherent photoproduction cross sections was measured and found to be consistent with that measured for photoproduction off protons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number134926
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume798
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2019

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abstract = "The ALICE collaboration performed the first rapidity-differential measurement of coherent J/ψ photoproduction in ultra-peripheral Pb–Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy sNN=5.02 TeV. The J/ψ is detected via its dimuon decay in the forward rapidity region (−4.0−1. The cross section for coherent J/ψ production is presented in six rapidity bins. The results are compared with theoretical models for coherent J/ψ photoproduction. These comparisons indicate that gluon shadowing effects play a role in the photoproduction process. The ratio of ψ′ to J/ψ coherent photoproduction cross sections was measured and found to be consistent with that measured for photoproduction off protons.",
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AU - Acharya, S.

AU - Adamová, D.

AU - Adhya, S. P.

AU - Adler, A.

AU - Adolfsson, J.

AU - Aggarwal, M. M.

AU - Aglieri Rinella, G.

AU - Agnello, M.

AU - Agrawal, N.

AU - Ahammed, Z.

AU - Ahmad, S.

AU - Ahn, S. U.

AU - Aiola, S.

AU - Akindinov, A.

AU - Al-Turany, M.

AU - Alam, S. N.

AU - Albuquerque, D. S.D.

AU - Aleksandrov, D.

AU - Alessandro, B.

AU - Alfanda, H. M.

AU - Alfaro Molina, R.

AU - Ali, B.

AU - Ali, Y.

AU - Alici, A.

AU - Alkin, A.

AU - Alme, J.

AU - Alt, T.

AU - Altenkamper, L.

AU - Altsybeev, I.

AU - Anaam, M. N.

AU - Andrei, C.

AU - Andreou, D.

AU - Andrews, H. A.

AU - Andronic, A.

AU - Angeletti, M.

AU - Anguelov, V.

AU - Anson, C.

AU - Antičić, T.

AU - Antinori, F.

AU - Antonioli, P.

AU - Anwar, R.

AU - Apadula, N.

AU - Aphecetche, L.

AU - Appelshäuser, H.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Arnaldi, R.

AU - Arratia, M.

AU - Arsene, I. C.

AU - Arslandok, M.

AU - Seger, J. E.

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