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Type: Journal article
Title: Measurement of the suppression and azimuthal anisotropy of muons from heavy-flavor decays in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN =2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Other Titles: Measurement of the suppression and azimuthal anisotropy of muons from heavy-flavor decays in Pb+Pb collisions at root sNN =2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author: Aaboud, M.
Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdinov, O.
Abeloos, B.
Abhayasinghe, D.
Abidi, S.
Abouzeid, O.
Abraham, N.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adachi, S.
Adamczyk, L.
Adelman, J.
Adersberger, M.
Adiguzel, A.
Adye, T.
Affolder, A.
et al.
Citation: Physical Review C, 2018; 98(4):044905-1-044905-34
Publisher: American Physical Society
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 2469-9985
2469-9993
Statement of
Responsibility: 
M. Aaboud, G. Aad, B. Abbott, O. Abdinov, B. Abeloos ... Paul D. Jackson ... Abhishek Sharma ... et al. (The ATLAS Collaboration)
Abstract: ATLAS measurements of the production of muons from heavy-flavor decays in √ s N N = 2.76 TeV Pb+Pb collisions and √ s = 2.76 TeV p p collisions at the LHC are presented. Integrated luminosities of 0.14 nb − 1 and 570 nb − 1 are used for the Pb+Pb and p p measurements, respectively, which are performed over the muon transverse momentum range 4 < p T < 14 GeV and for five Pb+Pb centrality intervals. Backgrounds arising from in-flight pion and kaon decays, hadronic showers, and misreconstructed muons are statistically removed using a template-fitting procedure. The heavy-flavor muon differential cross sections and per-event yields are measured in p p and Pb+Pb collisions, respectively. The nuclear modification factor R A A obtained from these is observed to be independent of p T , within uncertainties, and to be less than unity, which indicates suppressed production of heavy-flavor muons in Pb+Pb collisions. For the 10% most central Pb+Pb events, the measured R A A is approximately 0.35. The azimuthal modulation of the heavy-flavor muon yields is also measured and the associated Fourier coefficients v n for n = 2 , 3, and 4 are given as a function of p T and centrality. They vary slowly with p T and show a systematic variation with centrality which is characteristic of other anisotropy measurements, such as that observed for inclusive hadrons. The measured R A A and v n values are also compared with theoretical calculations.
Rights: ©2018 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration. ATLAS measurements of the production of muons from heavy-flavor decays in √ s N N = 2.76 TeV Pb+Pb collisions and √ s = 2.76 TeV p p collisions at the LHC are presented. Integrated luminosities of 0.14 nb − 1 and 570 nb − 1 are used for the Pb+Pb and p p measurements, respectively, which are performed over the muon transverse momentum range 4 < p T < 14 GeV and for five Pb+Pb centrality intervals. Backgrounds arising from in-flight pion and kaon decays, hadronic showers, and misreconstructed muons are statistically removed using a template-fitting procedure. The heavy-flavor muon differential cross sections and per-event yields are measured in p p and Pb+Pb collisions, respectively. The nuclear modification factor R A A obtained from these is observed to be independent of p T , within uncertainties, and to be less than unity, which indicates suppressed production of heavy-flavor muons in Pb+Pb collisions. For the 10% most central Pb+Pb events, the measured R A A is approximately 0.35. The azimuthal modulation of the heavy-flavor muon yields is also measured and the associated Fourier coefficients v n for n = 2 , 3, and 4 are given as a function of p T and centrality. They vary slowly with p T and show a systematic variation with centrality which is characteristic of other anisotropy measurements, such as that observed for inclusive hadrons. The measured R A A and v n values are also compared with theoretical calculations.
RMID: 0030101918
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.044905
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