Publication
Title
Indications of suppression of excited states in Pb-Pb collisions at = 2.76 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A comparison of the relative yields of Υ resonances in the μ+μ- decay channel in Pb-Pb and pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of 2.76 TeV is performed with data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Using muons of transverse momentum above 4  GeV/c and pseudorapidity below 2.4, the double ratio of the Υ(2S) and Υ(3S) excited states to the Υ(1S) ground state in Pb-Pb and pp collisions, [Υ(2S+3S)/Υ(1S)]Pb-Pb/[Υ(2S+3S)/Υ(1S)]pp, is found to be 0.31-0.15+0.19(stat)±0.03(syst). The probability to obtain the measured value, or lower, if the true double ratio is unity, is calculated to be less than 1%.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2011
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
107:5(2011), p. 1-15
Article Reference
052302
ISI
000293250300006
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Creation 20.09.2011
Last edited 25.04.2017
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