Event activity dependence of Υ(nS) production in √sNN = 5.02 TeV pPb and √s = 2.76 TeV pp collisions

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The production of Υ(1S), Υ(2S), and Υ(3S) is investigated in pPb and pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies per nucleon pair of 5.02 TeV and 2.76 TeV, respectively. The datasets correspond to integrated luminosities of about 31 nb−1 (pPb) and5.4 pb−1 (pp), collected in 2013 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Upsilons that decay into muons are reconstructed within the rapidity interval |yCM| < 1.93 in the nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass frame. Their production is studied as a function of two measures of event activity, namely the charged-particle multiplicity measured in the pseudorapidity interval |η| < 2.4, and the sum of transverse energy deposited at forward pseudorapidity, 4.0 < |η| < 5.2. The Υ cross sections normalized by their event activity integrated values, Υ(nS)/⟨Υ(nS)⟩, are found to rise with both measures of the event activity in pp and pPb. In both collision systems, the ratios of the excited to the ground state crosssections, Υ(nS)/Υ(1S), are found to decrease with the charged-particle multiplicity, while as a function of the transverse energy the variation is less pronounced. The event activity integrated double ratios, [Υ(nS)/Υ(1S)]pPb/[Υ(nS)/Υ(1S)]pp, are also measured and foundto be 0.83 ± 0.05 (stat.) ± 0.05 (syst.) and 0.71 ± 0.08 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) for Υ(2S) and Υ(3S), respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103
Number of pages37
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Quarkonium
  • Heavy Ions
  • Heavy-ion collision

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