Measurement of prompt photon production in $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 8.16$ TeV $p$+Pb collisions with ATLAS

Collaboration, ATLAS
(2019) Measurement of prompt photon production in $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 8.16$ TeV $p$+Pb collisions with ATLAS. Phys. Lett. B, 796. p. 230.

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The inclusive production rates of isolated, prompt photons in $p$+Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 8.16$ TeV are studied with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider using a dataset with an integrated luminosity of 165 nb$^{-1}$ recorded in 2016. The cross-section and nuclear modification factor $R_{p\mathrm{Pb}}$ are measured as a function of photon transverse energy from 20 GeV to 550 GeV and in three nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass pseudorapidity regions, (-2.83,-2.02), (-1.84,0.91), and (1.09,1.90). The cross-section and $R_{p\mathrm{Pb}}$ values are compared with the results of a next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculation, with and without nuclear parton distribution function modifications, and with expectations based on a model of the energy loss of partons prior to the hard scattering. The data disfavour a large amount of energy loss and provide new constraints on the parton densities in nuclei.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 37 pages in total, author list starting page 21, 9 figures, no tables, final version published in Phys. Lett. B. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: nucl-ex, nucl-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 10:01
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:35
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2019.07.031
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