Measurement of quarkonium production in proton–lead and proton–proton collisions at 5.02TeV with the ATLAS detector Academic Article uri icon


  • The modification of the production of J / ψ , ψ ( 2 S ) , and Υ ( n S ) ( n = 1 , 2 , 3 ) in p+Pb collisions with respect to their production in pp collisions has been studied. The p+Pb and pp datasets used in this paper correspond to integrated luminosities of 28 nb - 1 and 25 pb - 1 respectively, collected in 2013 and 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the LHC, both at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of 5.02 TeV. The quarkonium states are reconstructed in the dimuon decay channel. The yields of J / ψ and ψ ( 2 S ) are separated into prompt and non-prompt sources. The measured quarkonium differential cross sections are presented as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum, as is the nuclear modification factor, R p Pb for J / ψ and Υ ( n S ) . No significant modification of the J / ψ production is observed while Υ ( n S ) production is found to be suppressed at low transverse momentum in p+Pb collisions relative to pp collisions. The production of excited charmonium and bottomonium states is found to be suppressed relative to that of the ground states in central p+Pb collisions.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., ... ATLAS Collaboration, ..

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM