Search for collectivity with azimuthal J/ψ-hadron correlations in high multiplicity p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 and 8.16 TeV
Acharya, Shreyasi; Adamová, Dagmar; Adolfsson, Jonatan; Aggarwal, Madan M.; Aglieri Rinella, Gianluca; Agnello, Michelangelo; Agrawal, Nikita; Ahammed, Zubayer; Ahn, Sang Un; Aiola, Salvatore; Alme, Johan; Altenkaemper, Lucas; Djuvsland, Øystein; Fionda, Fiorella Maria Celeste; Lønne, Per-Ivar; Nystrand, Joakim; Rehman, Attiq ur; Røhrich, Dieter; Tambave, Ganesh Jagannath; Ullaland, Kjetil; Velure, Arild; Wagner, Boris; Zhang, Hui; Zhou, Zhuo; Zhu, Hongsheng; Arsene, Ionut Christian; Bätzing, Paul Christoph; Dordic, Olja; Lardeux, Antoine Xavier; Lindal, Svein; Mahmood, Sohail Musa; Richter, Matthias; Røed, Ketil; Skaali, Toralf Bernhard; Tveter, Trine Spedstad; Wikne, Jon Christopher; Zhao, Chengxin; Helstrup, Håvard; Hetland, Kristin Fanebust; Kileng, Bjarte; Nesbø, Simon Voigt; Storetvedt, Maksim Melnik; Langøy, Rune; Lien, Jørgen; Akindinov, Alexander; Al-Turany, Mohammed; Alam, Sk Noor; De Albuquerque, Danilo Silva; Aleksandrov, Dimitry; Alessandro, Bruno; ALICE, Collaboration
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Original versionPhysics Letters B. 2018, 780, 7-20. 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.02.039
We present a measurement of azimuthal correlations between inclusive J/ψand charged hadrons in p–Pbcollisions recorded with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The J/ψare reconstructed at forward (p-going, 2.03 < y < 3.53) and backward (Pb-going, −4.46 < y < − 2.96) rapidity via their μ+μ−decay channel, while the charged hadrons are reconstructed at mid-rapidity (|η| <1.8). The correlations are ex-pressed in terms of associated charged-hadron yields per J/ψtrigger. Arapidity gap of at least 1.5 units is required between the trigger J/ψand the associated charged hadrons. Possible correlations due to collec-tive effects are assessed by subtracting the associated per-trigger yields in the low-multiplicity collisions from those in the high-multiplicity collisions. After the subtraction, we observe a strong indication of re-maining symmetric structures at _ϕ≈0and _ϕ≈π, similar to those previously found in two-particle correlations at middle and forward rapidity. The corresponding second-order Fourier coefficient (v2) in the transverse momentum interval between 3 and 6GeV/cis found to be positive with a significance of about 5σ. The obtained results are similar to the J/ψv2coefficients measured in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02TeV, suggesting a common mechanism at the origin of the J/ψv2.