Search for collectivity with azimuthal J/ψ -hadron correlations in high multiplicity p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 and 8.16 TeV
ALICE Collaboration. (2018). Search for collectivity with azimuthal J/ψ -hadron correlations in high multiplicity p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 and 8.16 TeV. Physics Letters B, 780, 7-20. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.02.039
Published inPhysics Letters B
Rak, Jan |
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We present a measurement of azimuthal correlations between inclusive J/ψ and charged hadrons in p–Pb collisions recorded with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The J/ψ are reconstructed at forward (p-going, ) and backward (Pb-going, ) rapidity via their decay channel, while the charged hadrons are reconstructed at mid-rapidity (). The correlations are expressed in terms of associated charged-hadron yields per J/ψ trigger. A rapidity gap of at least 1.5 units is required between the trigger J/ψ and the associated charged hadrons. Possible correlations due to collective effects are assessed by subtracting the associated per-trigger yields in the low-multiplicity collisions from those in the high-multiplicity collisions. After the subtraction, we observe a strong indication of remaining symmetric structures at and , similar to those previously found in two-particle correlations at middle and forward rapidity. The corresponding second-order Fourier coefficient () in the transverse momentum interval between 3 and 6 GeV/c is found to be positive with a significance of about 5σ. The obtained results are similar to the J/ψ coefficients measured in Pb–Pb collisions at TeV, suggesting a common mechanism at the origin of the J/ψ . ...