Measurement of electrons from beauty-hadron decays in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=5.02 TeV



Acharya, S, Adamová, D, Adler, A, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z, Ahmad, S, Ahn, SU, Ahuja, I
et al (show 1022 more authors) (2023) Measurement of electrons from beauty-hadron decays in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=5.02 TeV. Physical Review C, 108 (3). 034906-.

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Abstract

The production of electrons from beauty-hadron decays was measured at midrapidity in proton-proton (pp) and central Pb-Pb collisions at center-of-mass energy per nucleon-nucleon pair sNN = 5.02 TeV, using the ALICE detector at the LHC. The cross section measured in pp collisions in the transverse momentum interval 2<pT<8GeV/c was compared with models based on perturbative quantum chromodynamics calculations. The yield in the 10% most central Pb-Pb collisions, measured in the interval 2<pT<26GeV/c, was used to compute the nuclear modification factor RAA, extrapolating the pp reference cross section to pT larger than 8 GeV/c. The measured RAA shows significant suppression of the yield of electrons from beauty-hadron decays at high pT and does not show a significant dependence above 8GeV/c within uncertainties. The results are described by several theoretical models based on different implementations of the interaction of heavy quarks with a quark-gluon plasma, which predict a smaller energy loss for beauty quarks compared to light and charm quarks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics, 5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 51 Physical Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 15:05
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 18:57
DOI: 10.1103/physrevc.108.034906
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.108.034906
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3173368