Prompt and nonprompt J/ψ production and nuclear modification in pPb collisions at √sNN=8.16 TeV

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Abstract

The production of J/ψ mesons is studied in proton-lead collisions at the centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair sNN=8.16 TeV with the LHCb detector at the LHC. The double differential cross-sections of prompt and nonprompt J/ψ production are measured as a function of the J/ψ transverse momentum and rapidity in the nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass frame. Forward-to-backward ratios and nuclear modification factors are determined. The results are compared with theoretical calculations based on collinear factorisation using nuclear parton distribution functions, on the colour glass condensate or on coherent energy loss models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-178
Number of pages20
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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