Charged-particle nuclear modification factors in XeXe collisions at √s_NN = 5.44 TeV

dc.contributor.authorCMS Collaboration
dc.contributor.authorBuccilli, A.
dc.contributor.authorCooper, S.I.
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, C.
dc.contributor.authorRumerio, P.
dc.contributor.authorWest, C.
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.description.abstractThe differential yields of charged particles having pseudorapidity within |η| < 1 are measured using xenon-xenon (XeXe) collisions at \(\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=\phantom{\rule{0.25em}{0ex}}5.44\) TeV. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.42 μb\(^{−1}\), were collected in 2017 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The yields are reported as functions of collision centrality and transverse momentum, \(p_T\), from 0.5 to 100 GeV. A previously reported \(p_{T}\) spectrum from proton-proton collisions at \(\sqrt{s}=5.02\) TeV is used for comparison after correcting for the difference in center-of-mass energy. The nuclear modification factors using this reference, \(R_{AA}^{*}\), are constructed and compared to previous measurements and theoretical predictions. In head-on collisions, the \(R_{AA}^{*}\) has a value of 0.17 in the \(p_{T}\) range of 6–8 GeV, but increases to approximately 0.7 at 100 GeV. Above ≈6 GeV, the XeXe data show a notably smaller suppression than previous results for lead-lead (PbPb) collisions at \(\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=5.02\) TeV when compared at the same centrality (i.e., the same fraction of total cross section). However, the XeXe suppression is slightly greater than that for PbPb in events having a similar number of participating nucleons.en_US
dc.identifier.citationSirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Ambrogi, F., Asilar, E., Bergauer, T., Brandstetter, J., Dragicevic, M., Erö, J., Escalante Del Valle, A., Flechl, M., Frühwirth, R., Ghete, V. M., Hrubec, J., Jeitler, M., Krammer, N., Krätschmer, I., Liko, D., … Woods, N. (2018). Charged-particle nuclear modification factors in XeXe collisions at $ \sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 5.44 $ TeV. In Journal of High Energy Physics (Vol. 2018, Issue 10). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
dc.subjectHadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
dc.subjectHeavy-ion collision
dc.subjectQuark gluon plasma
dc.titleCharged-particle nuclear modification factors in XeXe collisions at √s_NN = 5.44 TeVen_US
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