Suppression of non-prompt J/ψ, prompt J/ψ, and (1S) in PbPb collisions at TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • Yields of prompt and non-prompt J/ψ, as well as Y(1S) mesons, are measured by the CMS experiment via their μ +μ - decays in PbPb and pp collisions at √/s NN = 2.76 TeV for quarkonium rapidity |y| < 2.4. Differential cross sections and nuclear modification factors are reported as functions of y and transverse momentum pT, as well as collision centrality. For prompt J/ψ with relatively high pT (6.5 < pT < 30 GeV/c), a strong, centrality-dependent suppression is observed in PbPb collisions, compared to the yield in pp collisions scaled by the number of inelastic nucleon-nucleon collisions. In the same kinematic range, a suppression of non-prompt J/ψ, which is sensitive to the in-medium b-quark energy loss, is measured for the first time. Also the low-pT Y(1S) mesons are suppressed in PbPb collisions. © CERN.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • The CMS collaboration, .., Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., ... Weinberg, M.

citation count

  • 195

publication date

  • May 2012