The production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p-Pb collisions at sNN‾‾‾‾√=5.02 TeV was studied for 2<pT<16 GeV/c with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The measurement was performed at forward (p-going direction) and backward (Pb-going direction) rapidity, in the ranges of rapidity in the center-of-mass system (cms) 2.03<ycms<3.53 and −4.46<ycms<−2.96, respectively. The production cross sections and nuclear modification factors are presented as a function of transverse momentum (pT). At forward rapidity, the nuclear modification factor is compatible with unity while at backward rapidity, in the interval 2.5<pT<3.5 GeV/c, it is above unity by more than 2σ. The ratio of the forward-to-backward production cross sections is also measured in the overlapping interval 2.96<|ycms|<3.53 and is smaller than unity by 3.7σ in 2.5<pT<3.5 GeV/c. The data are described by model calculations including cold nuclear matter effects.

Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p–Pb collisions at s NN = 5.02   TeV

BARIOGLIO, LUCA;BEOLE', Stefania;Bianchi, L.;BOTTA, Elena;CORRALES MORALES, YASSER;FERRETTI, Alessandro;GAGLIARDI, Martino;GALLIO, Mauro;MASERA, Massimo;PUCCIO, MAXIMILIANO;TROGOLO, STEFANO;VERCELLIN, Ermanno;
2017-01-01

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The production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in p-Pb collisions at sNN‾‾‾‾√=5.02 TeV was studied for 2
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Acharya, S.; Adamová, D.; Aggarwal, M. M.; Aglieri Rinella, G.; Agnello, M.; Agrawal, N.; Ahammed, Z.; Ahmad, N.; Ahn, S. U.; Aiola, S.; Akindinov, A....espandi
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