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Suppression of Excited gamma States Relative to the Ground State in Pb-Pb Collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV

Author
Sirunyan A.M. Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
Finger Miroslav, prof. Ing. DrSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Finger Michael, M.Sc. CSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, JINR Dubna
et al.  CMS collaboration

Year
2018

Scientific journal
Physical Review Letters, 120 (14), 142301

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Abstract
The relative yields of gamma mesons produced in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV and reconstructed via the dimuon decay channel are measured using data collected by the CMS experiment. Double ratios are formed by comparing the yields of the excited states, gamma(2S) and gamma(3S), to the ground state, gamma(1S), in both Pb-Pb and pp collisions at the same center-of-mass energy. The double ratios, [gamma(nS)/gamma(1S)](Pb-Pb)/[gamma(nS)/gamma(1S)](PP), are measured to be 0.308 +/- 0.055(stat) +/- 0.019(syst) for the gamma(2S) and less than 0.26 at 95% confidence level for the gamma(3S). No significant gamma(3S) signal is found in the Pb-Pb data. The double ratios are studied as a function of collision centrality, as well as gamma transverse momentum and rapidity. No significant dependencies are observed.

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . et al., "Suppression of Excited gamma States Relative to the Ground State in Pb-Pb Collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV", Physical Review Letters, 120 (14), 142301 (2018)