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Volume 320 - 12th International Workshop on High-pT Physics in the RHIC/LHC Era (High-pT2017) - Direct photons, heavy flavor, quarkonia
$J/\psi$ yield enhancement at very low transverse momentum in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = \mathrm{5.02 \,TeV}$ with ALICE
Z. Zhou* on behalf of the ALICE collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 June 26
Published on: 2019 October 09
Abstract
A large excess in the yield of $\mathrm{J/\psi}$ at very low transverse momentum (${p}_\mathrm{T}<\mathrm{300 MeV/}c$) and forward rapidity (2.5$<y<$4.0) was recently reported by $\mathrm{ALICE}$ using the LHC Run-1 data, in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = \mathrm{2.76 \,TeV}$. This is suggestive of coherent $\mathrm{J/\psi}$ photo-production, similar to measurements in ultra-peripheral collisions (UPC), where the nuclei only interact electromagnetically.

During the LHC Run-2, the measurement of the very low ${p}_\mathrm{T}$ $\mathrm{J/\psi}$ at mid-rapidity (-0.9$<y<$0.9) in the di-electron decay channel was possible thanks to the large sample of recorded Pb-Pb collisions. The central barrel detectors provide a good momentum resolution, and make the measurement sensitive to the key characteristics of $\mathrm{J/\psi}$ coherent photo-production, like the corresponding transverse momentum spectrum.

In this talk, it will focus on the $\mathrm{J/\psi}$ production in the very low-${p}_\mathrm{T}$ range in peripheral Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 5.02 \,TeV$. The ${p}_\mathrm{T}$ spectrum shape for coherent production will be shown and compared to UPC measurements.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.320.0028
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