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Centrality, rapidity and transverse momentum dependence of isolated prompt photon production in lead-lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 2.76$ TeV measured with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Brown 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 B. Dechenaux 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 M.K. Ayoub 4 A. Bassalat 4 C. Becot 4 S. Binet 4 C. Bourdarios 4 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 4 D. Delgove 4 L. Duflot 4 M. Escalier 4 L. Fayard 4 D. Fournier 4 E.L. Gkougkousis 4 J.-F. Grivaz 4 T. Guillemin 4 F. Hariri 4 S. Henrot-Versillé 4 J. Hrivnac 4 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 4 M. Kado 4 A. Lounis 4 N. Makovec 4 N. Morange 4 C. Nellist 4 L. Poggioli 4 P. Puzo 4 A. Renaud 4 D. Rousseau 4 G. Rybkin 4 A.C. Schaffer 4 E. Scifo 4 L. Serin 4 S. Simion 4 R. Tanaka 4 H.L. Tran 4 D. Zerwas 4 Zhongkai Zhang 4 Y. Zhao 4 D. Boumediene 5 Emmanuel Busato 5 D. Calvet 5 S. Calvet 5 J. Donini 5 E. Dubreuil 5 N. Ghodbane 5 G. Gilles 5 Ph. Gris 5 C. Guicheney 5 H. Liao 5 D. Pallin 5 D. Paredes Hernandez 5 F. Podlyski 5 C. Santoni 5 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 5 Loïc Valery 5 F. Vazeille 5 Z. Barnovska 6 N. Berger 6 M. Delmastro 6 L. Di Ciaccio 6 T.K.O. Doan 6 S. Elles 6 C. Goy 6 T. Hryn’ova 6 S. Jézéquel 6 I. Koletsou 6 R. Lafaye 6 J. Leveque 6 N. Massol 6 G. Sauvage 6 E. Sauvan 6 O. Simard 6 T. Todorov 6 I. Wingerter-Seez 6 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 C. Bertella 1 J. C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 S. Diglio 1 C. Diaconu 1 B. Li 1 F. Djama 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 D. Hoffmann 1 F. Hubaut 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1
Abstract : Prompt photon production in $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 2.76$ TeV Pb+Pb collisions has been measured by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider using data collected in 2011 with an integrated luminosity of 0.14 nb$^{-1}$. Inclusive photon yields, scaled by the mean nuclear thickness function, are presented as a function of collision centrality and transverse momentum in two pseudorapidity intervals, $|\eta| < 1.37$ and $1.52 < |\eta| < 2.37$. The scaled yields in the two pseudorapidity intervals, as well as the ratios of the forward yields to those at midrapidity, are compared to the expectations from next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations from JETPHOX. The measured cross sections agree well with the predictions for proton-proton collisions within statistical and systematic uncertainties. Both the yields and ratios are also compared to two other pQCD calculations, one which uses the isospin content appropriate to colliding lead nuclei, and another which includes the EPS09 nuclear modifications to the nucleon parton distribution functions.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Centrality, rapidity and transverse momentum dependence of isolated prompt photon production in lead-lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 2.76$ TeV measured with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2016, 93, pp.034914 ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.93.034914⟩. ⟨in2p3-01169694⟩

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