Transverse momentum dependence of inclusive primary charged-particle production in p-Pb collisions at root S-NN=5.02 TeV

Abelev B., Adam J., Adamova D., Aggarwal M. M., Agnello M., Agostinelli A., ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.74, no.9, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The transverse momentum (pT) distribution of primary charged particles is measured at midrapidity in minimum-bias p-Pb collisions at root S-NN = 5.02 TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC in the range 0.15 < pT < 50 GeV/c. The spectra are compared to the expectation based on binary collision scaling of particle production in pp collisions, leading to a nuclear modification factor consistent with unity for pT larger than 2 GeV/c, with a weak indication of a Cronin-like enhancement for pT around 4 GeV/c. The measurement is compared to theoretical calculations and to data in Pb-Pb collisions at root S-NN = 2.76 TeV.