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Title
Suppression of excited gamma states relative to the ground state in Pb-Pb collisions at =5.02 TeV
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Abstract
The relative yields of gamma mesons produced in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV and reconstructed via the dimuon decay channel are measured using data collected by the CMS experiment. Double ratios are formed by comparing the yields of the excited states, gamma(2S) and gamma(3S), to the ground state, gamma(1S), in both Pb-Pb and pp collisions at the same center-of-mass energy. The double ratios, [gamma(nS)/gamma(1S)](Pb-Pb)/[gamma(nS)/gamma(1S)](PP), are measured to be 0.308 +/- 0.055(stat) +/- 0.019(syst) for the gamma(2S) and less than 0.26 at 95% confidence level for the gamma(3S). No significant gamma(3S) signal is found in the Pb-Pb data. The double ratios are studied as a function of collision centrality, as well as gamma transverse momentum and rapidity. No significant dependencies are observed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2018
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
120:14(2018), 17 p.
Article Reference
142301
ISI
000428966400003
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 17.09.2021
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