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Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays at high transverse momentum in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 and 2.76 TeV (2021)


ALICE Collaboration. (2021). Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays at high transverse momentum in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 and 2.76 TeV. Physics Letters B, 820, Article 136558. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136558


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Publication details

All authors or editors: ALICE Collaboration

Journal or series: Physics Letters B

ISSN: 0370-2693

eISSN: 1873-2445

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 820

Article number: 136558

Publisher: Elsevier B.V.

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136558

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77763

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.05718


Abstract

Measurements of the production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in Pb–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 and 2.76 TeV using the ALICE detector at the LHC are reported. The nuclear modification factor RAA at sNN=5.02 TeV is measured at forward rapidity (2.57 GeV/c). The RAA shows an increase of the suppression of the yields of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays with increasing centrality. A suppression by a factor of about three is observed in the 10% most central collisions. The RAA at sNN=5.02 TeV is similar to that at sNN=2.76 TeV. The precise RAA measurements have the potential to distinguish between model predictions implementing different mechanisms of parton energy loss in the high-density medium formed in heavy-ion collisions. They place important constraints for the understanding of the heavy-quark interaction with the hot and dense QCD medium.


Keywords: particle physics; quantum chromodynamics


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