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Oxana Smirnova

Oxana Smirnova

Senior lecturer

Oxana Smirnova

Transverse momentum, rapidity, and centrality dependence of inclusive charged-particle production in sNN=5.02 TeV p + Pb collisions measured by the ATLAS experiment

Author

  • G Aad
  • B. Abbott
  • J Abdallah
  • O Abdinov
  • B Abeloos
  • R Aben
  • Torsten Åkesson
  • Simona Bocchetta
  • LENE BRYNGEMARK
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Anders Floderus
  • Vincent Hedberg
  • Göran Jarlskog
  • Else Lytken
  • Ulf Mjörnmark
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • Oleksandr Viazlo

Summary, in English

Measurements of the per-event charged-particle yield as a function of the charged-particle transverse momentum and rapidity are performed using p+Pb collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of sNN=5.02TeV. Charged particles are reconstructed over pseudorapidity |η|<2.3 and transverse momentum between 0.1 GeV and 22 GeV in a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1 μb−1. The results are presented in the form of charged-particle nuclear modification factors, where the p+Pb charged-particle multiplicities are compared between central and peripheral p+Pb collisions as well as to charged-particle cross sections measured in pp collisions. The p+Pb collision centrality is characterized by the total transverse energy measured in −4.9<η<−3.1, which is in the direction of the outgoing lead beam. Three different estimations of the number of nucleons participating in the p+Pb collision are carried out using the Glauber model and two Glauber–Gribov colour-fluctuation extensions to the Glauber model. The values of the nuclear modification factors are found to vary significantly as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum. A broad peak is observed for all centralities and rapidities in the nuclear modification factors for charged-particle transverse momentum values around 3 GeV. The magnitude of the peak increases for more central collisions as well as rapidity ranges closer to the direction of the outgoing lead nucleus. © 2016 The Author(s)

Department/s

  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

313-336

Publication/Series

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

Volume

763

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0370-2693