Publication
Title
Evidence of b-jet quenching in PbPb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
 The production of jets associated to bottom quarks is measured for the first time in PbPb collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV per nucleon pair. Jet spectra are reported in the transverse momentum (p(T)) range of 80-250 GeV/c, and within pseudorapidity vertical bar eta vertical bar < 2. The nuclear modification factor ( R-AA) calculated from these spectra shows a strong suppression in the b-jet yield in PbPb collisions relative to the yield observed in pp collisions at the same energy. The suppression persists to the largest values of pT studied, and is centrality dependent. The R-AA is about 0.4 in the most central events, similar to previous observations for inclusive jets. This implies that jet quenching does not have a strong dependence on parton mass and flavor in the jet p(T) range studied.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2014
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
113:13(2014), 16 p.
Article Reference
132301
ISI
000344051400002
Medium
E-only publicatie
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