J/ψ production at midrapidity in p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 8.16 TeV

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The production of inclusive, prompt and non-prompt J/ψ was studied for the first time at midrapidity (−1.37 < y cms < 0.43) in p-Pb collisions at sNN = 8.16 TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC. The inclusive J/ψ mesons were reconstructed in the dielectron decay channel in the transverse momentum (p T) interval 0 < p T < 14 GeV/c and the prompt and non-prompt contributions were separated on a statistical basis for p T > 2 GeV/c. The study of the J/ψ mesons in the dielectron channel used for the first time in ALICE online single-electron triggers from the Transition Radiation Detector, providing a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 689 ± 13 μb −1. The proton-proton reference cross section for inclusive J/ψ was obtained based on interpolations of measured data at different centre-of-mass energies and a universal function describing the p T-differential J/ψ production cross sections. The p T-differential nuclear modification factors R pPb of inclusive, prompt, and non-prompt J/ψ are consistent with unity and described by theoretical models implementing only nuclear shadowing. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number137
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2023


  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Quarkonium


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