Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Nuclear Physics A

Volume

826

Issue

3-4

First Page

230

Last Page

255

DOI

10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2009.06.016

Abstract

We calculate the inclusive J/Psi production in heavy ion collisions including the effects of gluon saturation in the wave functions of the colliding nuclei. We argue that the dominant production mechanism in proton–nucleus and nucleus–nucleus collisions for heavy nuclei is different from the one in hadron–hadron interactions. We find that the rapidity distribution of primary J/Psi production is more peaked around midrapidity than the analogous distribution in elementary pp collisions. We discuss the consequences of this fact on the experimentally observed J/Psi suppression in Au–Au collisions at 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 been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nuclear Physics A, v.826 (2009): doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2009.06.016.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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