Production of muons from heavy flavor decays at forward rapidity in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76TeV

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Abstract

The ALICE Collaboration has measured the inclusive production of muons from heavy-flavor decays at forward rapidity, 2.5NN=2.76TeV. The pt-differential inclusive cross section of muons from heavy-flavor decays in pp collisions is compared to perturbative QCD calculations. The nuclear modification factor is studied as a function of pt and collision centrality. A weak suppression is measured in peripheral collisions. In the most central collisions, a suppression of a factor of about 3-4 is observed in 6

tt dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112301
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume109
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2012

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Abelev, B., Adam, J., Adamová, D., Adare, A. M., Aggarwal, M. M., Aglieri Rinella, G., Agocs, A. G., Agostinelli, A., Aguilar Salazar, S., Ahammed, Z., Ahmad Masoodi, A., Ahmad, N., Ahn, S. A., Ahn, S. U., Akindinov, A., Aleksandrov, D., Alessandro, B., Alfaro Molina, R., Alici, A., ... Zyzak, M. (2012). Production of muons from heavy flavor decays at forward rapidity in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76TeV. Physical Review Letters, 109(11), [112301]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.112301