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Transverse momentum, rapidity, and centrality dependence of inclusive charged-particle production in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=5.02$ TeV p+Pb collisions measured by the ATLAS experiment

G. Aad 1 Z. Barnovska 2 N. Berger 2 M. Delmastro 2 L. Di Ciaccio 2 S. Elles 2 K. Grevtsov 2 T. Guillemin 2 T. Hryn’ova 2 S. Jézéquel 2 I. Koletsou 2 R. Lafaye 2 Jérémy Lévêque 2 P. Mastrandea 2 G. Sauvage 2 E. Sauvan 2 O. Simard 2 B.H. Smart 2 T. Todorov 2 I. Wingerter-Seez 2 E. Yatsenko 2 D. Boumediene 3 E. Busato 3 D. Calvet 3 S. Calvet 3 A.R. Chomont 3 J. Donini 3 Ph. Gris 3 R. Madar 3 D. Pallin 3 S.M. Romano Saez 3 C. Santoni 3 D. Simon 3 F. Vazeille 3 S. Albrand 4 S. Berlendis 4 C. Camincher 4 J. Collot 4 S. Crépé-Renaudin 4 P.A. Delsart 4 C. Gabaldon 4 M.H. Genest 4 P.O.J. Gradin 4 J.Y. Hostachy 4 F. Ledroit-Guillon 4 A. Lleres 4 A. Lucotte 4 F. Malek 4 E. Petit 4 J. Stark 4 B. Trocmé 4 M. Wu 4 M.K. Ayoub 5 A. Bassalat 5 S. Binet 5 C. Becot C. Bourdarios 5 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 5 D. Delgove 5 L. Duflot 5 M. Escalier 5 L. Fayard 5 D. Fournier 5 E.L. Gkougkousis 5 J.-F. Grivaz 5 F. Hariri 5 S. Henrot-Versille 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 M. Kado 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 N. Morange 5 C. Nellist 5 P. Petroff 5 L. Poggioli 5 P. Puzo 5 A. Renaud 5 G. Rybkin 5 D. Rousseau 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 L. Serin 5 E. Scifo 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhongkai Zhang 5 Y. Zhao 5 G. Rahal 6 M. Alstaty 1 M. Barbero 1 A. Calandri 1 T.P. Calvet 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 V. Ellajosyula 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 A. Hadef 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 F. Hubaut 1 S.J. Kahn 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu 1 K. Liu D. Madaffari 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 Y. Rodina 1 A. Rozanov 1 M. Talby 1 T. Theveneaux-Pelzer 1 R.E. Ticse Torres 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1 Chen Wang 1
Abstract : Measurements of the per-event charged-particle yield as a function of the charged-particle transverse momentum and rapidity are performed using $p+$Pb collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=5.02$ TeV. Charged particles are reconstructed over pseudorapidity $|\eta|<2.3$ and transverse momentum between $0.1$ GeV and $22$ GeV in a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $1$ $\mu b^{-1}$. The results are presented in the form of charged-particle nuclear modification factors, where the $p+$Pb charged-particle multiplicities are compared between central and peripheral $p+$Pb collisions as well as to charged-particle cross sections measured in pp collisions. The $p+$Pb collision centrality is characterized by the total transverse energy measured in $-4.9<\eta<-3.1$, which is in the direction of the outgoing lead beam. Three different estimations of the number of nucleons participating in the $p+$Pb collision are carried out using the Glauber model and two Glauber-Gribov colour-fluctuation extensions to the Glauber model. The values of the nuclear modification factors are found to vary significantly as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum. A broad peak is observed for all centralities and rapidities in the nuclear modification factors for charged-particle transverse momentum values around $3$ GeV. The magnitude of the peak increases for more central collisions as well as rapidity ranges closer to the direction of the outgoing lead nucleus.
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G. Aad, Z. Barnovska, N. Berger, M. Delmastro, L. Di Ciaccio, et al.. Transverse momentum, rapidity, and centrality dependence of inclusive charged-particle production in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=5.02$ TeV p+Pb collisions measured by the ATLAS experiment . Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2016, 763, pp.313-336. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.053⟩. ⟨in2p3-01319815⟩