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Measurement of $\Upsilon(1{\rm S})$ elliptic flow at forward rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm{NN}}}=5.02$ TeV

The ALICE collaboration
No Journal Information, 2019

Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC-ALICE. The first measurement of the $\Upsilon(1{\rm S})$ elliptic flow coefficient ($v_2$) is performed at forward rapidity (2.5 < $y$ < 4) in Pb--Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}} = 5.02$ TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC. The results are obtained with the scalar product method and are reported as a function of transverse momentum ($p_{\rm T}$) up to 15 GeV/$c$ in the 5--60\% centrality interval. The measured $\Upsilon(1{\rm S})$ $v_2$ is consistent with zero and with the small positive values predicted by transport models within uncertainties. The $v_2$ coefficient in 2 < $p_{\rm T}$ < 15 GeV/$c$ is lower than that of inclusive J/$\psi$~mesons in the same $p_{\rm T}$ interval by 2.6 standard deviations. These results, combined with earlier suppression measurements, are in agreement with a scenario in which the $\Upsilon$(1S) production in Pb--Pb collisions at LHC energies is dominated by dissociation limited to the early stage of the collision whereas in the J/$\psi$ case an additional regeneration component is possibly present.

  • Table 1

    Data from Figure 2

    10.17182/hepdata.91161.v1/t1

    The J/$\psi$ $v_2$ coefficient as a function of $p_{\rm T}$ in 5-60% centrality interval in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$...

  • Table 2

    Data from Figure 2

    10.17182/hepdata.91161.v1/t2

    The $\Upsilon$(1S) $v_2$ coefficient as a function of $p_{\rm T}$ in 5-60% centrality interval in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$...

  • Table 3

    Data from Figure 3

    10.17182/hepdata.91161.v1/t3

    The J/$\psi$ $v_2$ coefficient in three centrality intervals integrated over the transverse momentum range 2~$<$~$p_{\rm T}$~$<$~15 GeV/$c$ in Pb-Pb collisions...

  • Table 4

    Data from Figure 3

    10.17182/hepdata.91161.v1/t4

    The $\Upsilon$(1S) $v_2$ coefficient in three centrality intervals integrated over the transverse momentum range 2~$<$~$p_{\rm T}$~$<$~15 GeV/$c$ in Pb-Pb collisions...

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