Transverse momentum, rapidity, and centrality dependence of inclusive charged-particle production in sNN=5.02 TeV p + Pb collisions measured by the ATLAS experiment
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2016 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 763, 313-336 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 763, 313-336 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203933DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.053ISI: 000390126600044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84994536144OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203933DiVA: diva2:1083977
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201703232017-03-232017-03-232017-03-27Bibliographically approved