Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

9-27-2011

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

104

Issue

14

First Page

142301

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.142301

Abstract

We present measurements of J/psi yields in d + Au collisions at root S-NN = 200 GeV recorded by the PHENIX experiment and compare them with yields in p + p collisions at the same energy per nucleon-nucleon collision. The measurements cover a large kinematic range in J/psi rapidity (-2.2 < y < 2.4) with high statistical precision and are compared with two theoretical models: one with nuclear shadowing combined with final state breakup and one with coherent gluon saturation effects. In order to remove model dependent systematic uncertainties we also compare the data to a simple geometric model. The forward rapidity data are inconsistent with nuclear modifications that are linear or exponential in the density weighted longitudinal thickness, such as those from the final state breakup of the bound state.

Comments

This is an article from Physical Review Letters 107 (2011):142301-1, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.142301. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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