Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Nuclear Physics A

Volume

924

First Page

47

Last Page

64

DOI

10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2014.01.006

Abstract

We evaluate the transverse momentum spectrum of J/ψ (up to semi-hard momenta) in pA and AA collisions taking into account only the initial state effects, but resumming them to all orders in αs2A1/3. In our previous papers we noticed that cold nuclear matter effects alone could not explain the experimental data on rapidity and centrality dependencies of the J/ψ yield in AA collisions indicating the existence of an additional suppression mechanism. Our present calculations indicate that the discrepancy persists and even increases at semi-hard transverse momenta, implying a significant final state effect on J/ψ production in this kinematical domain. The QCD dipole model we employ is only marginally applicable for J/ψ production at mid-rapidity at RHIC energies but its use is justified in the forward rapidity region. At LHC energies we can quantitatively evaluate the magnitude of cold nuclear matter effects in the entire kinematical region of interest. We present our calculations of J/ψ transverse momentum spectra in pA and AA collisions at LHC and RHIC energies.

Comments

NOTICE: This is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nuclear Physics A. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have bben made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nuclear Physics A,v.924 (2014): doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2014.01.006.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier

Language

en

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