Inclusive J/psi production in Xe-Xe collisions at root s(NN)=5.44 TeV

Acharya S., Acosta F. T., Adamova D., Adolfsson J., Aggarwal M. M., Rinella G. A., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.785, pp.419-428, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 785
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.08.047
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-428
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Inclusive J/psi production is studied in Xe-Xeinteractions at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of root s(NN) = 5.44 TeV, using the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The J/psi meson is reconstructed via its decay into a muon pair, in the centre-of-mass rapidity interval 2.5 < y < 4 and down to zero transverse momentum. In this Letter, the nuclear modification factors R-AA for inclusive J/psi, measured in the centrality range 0-90% as well as in the centrality intervals 0-20% and 20-90% are presented. The R-AA values are compared to previously published results for Pb-Pbcollisions at root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV and to the calculation of a transport model. A good agreement is found between Xe-Xe and Pb-Pbresults as well as between data and the model. (C) 2018 Organisation europeenne pour la recherche nucleaire. Published by Elsevier B.V.