Inclusive, prompt and non-prompt J/ψ production at mid-rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN TeV

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Abstract: The transverse momentum (pT) dependence of the nuclear modification factor RAA and the centrality dependence of the average transverse momentum 〈pT〉 for inclusive J/ψ have been measured with ALICE for Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN TeV in the e+e decay channel at mid-rapidity (|y| < 0.8). The 〈pT〉 is significantly smaller than the one observed for pp collisions at the same centre-of-mass energy. Consistently, an increase of RAA is observed towards low pT. These observations might be indicative of a sizable contribution of charm quark coalescence to the J/ψ production. Additionally, the fraction of non-prompt J/ψ from beauty hadron decays, fB, has been determined in the region 1.5 < pT< 10 GeV/c in three centrality intervals. No significant centrality dependence of fB is observed. Finally, the RAA of non-prompt J/ψ is discussed and compared with model predictions. The nuclear modification in the region 4.5 < pT< 10 GeV/c is found to be stronger than predicted by most models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number51
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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