Tuesday, July 9, 2013

1307.1795 (Torsten Dahms et al.)

Upsilon suppression in PbPb collisions at the LHC    [PDF]

Torsten Dahms, for the CMS Collaboration
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) has measured the suppression of the bottomonium states Y(1S), Y(2S), and Y(3S) in PbPb collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV relative to pp collisions, scaled by the number of inelastic nucleon-nucleon collisions. CMS observed a stronger suppression for the weaker bound Y(2S) and Y(3S) states than for the ground state Y(1S). Such "sequential melting" has been predicted to be a clear signature for the creation of a quark-gluon plasma. The suppression of the Y(1S) and Y(2S) has been measured as a function of collision centrality for Y in the rapidity interval |y| < 2.4 and with transverse momentum (p_T) down to 0. Furthermore, the p_T and rapidity dependence of the Y(1S) suppression are presented.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.1795

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