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J/ψ elliptic and triangular flow in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV

  • Author(s): Acharya, S;
  • Adamová, D;
  • Adler, A;
  • Adolfsson, J;
  • Aggarwal, MM;
  • Aglieri Rinella, G;
  • Agnello, M;
  • Agrawal, N;
  • Ahammed, Z;
  • Ahmad, S;
  • Ahn, SU;
  • Akbar, Z;
  • Akindinov, A;
  • Al-Turany, M;
  • Alam, SN;
  • Albuquerque, DSD;
  • Aleksandrov, D;
  • Alessandro, B;
  • Alfanda, HM;
  • Alfaro Molina, R;
  • Ali, B;
  • Ali, Y;
  • Alici, A;
  • Alizadehvandchali, N;
  • Alkin, A;
  • Alme, J;
  • Alt, T;
  • Altenkamper, L;
  • Altsybeev, I;
  • Anaam, MN;
  • Andrei, C;
  • Andreou, D;
  • Andronic, A;
  • Angeletti, M;
  • Anguelov, V;
  • Anson, C;
  • Antičić, T;
  • Antinori, F;
  • Antonioli, P;
  • Apadula, N;
  • Aphecetche, L;
  • Appelshäuser, H;
  • Arcelli, S;
  • Arnaldi, R;
  • Arratia, M;
  • Arsene, IC;
  • Arslandok, M;
  • Augustinus, A;
  • Averbeck, R;
  • Aziz, S;
  • Azmi, MD;
  • Badalà, A;
  • Baek, YW;
  • Bagnasco, S;
  • Bai, X;
  • Bailhache, R;
  • Bala, R;
  • Balbino, A;
  • Baldisseri, A;
  • Ball, M;
  • Balouza, S;
  • Banerjee, D;
  • Barbera, R;
  • Barioglio, L;
  • Barnaföldi, GG;
  • Barnby, LS;
  • Barret, V;
  • Bartalini, P;
  • Bartels, C;
  • Barth, K;
  • Bartsch, E;
  • Baruffaldi, F;
  • Bastid, N;
  • Basu, S;
  • Batigne, G;
  • Batyunya, B;
  • Bauri, D;
  • Bazo Alba, JL;
  • Bearden, IG;
  • Beattie, C;
  • Bedda, C;
  • Behera, NK;
  • Belikov, I;
  • Bell Hechavarria, ADC;
  • Bellini, F;
  • Bellwied, R;
  • Belyaev, V;
  • Bencedi, G;
  • Beole, S;
  • Bercuci, A;
  • Berdnikov, Y;
  • Berenyi, D;
  • Bertens, RA;
  • Berzano, D;
  • Besoiu, MG;
  • Betev, L;
  • Bhasin, A;
  • Bhat, IR;
  • Bhat, MA;
  • Bhatt, H
  • et al.
Abstract

The inclusive J/ψ elliptic (v2) and triangular (v3) flow coefficients measured at forward rapidity (2.5 < y < 4) and the v2 measured at midrapidity (|y| < 0.9) in Pb-Pb collisions at sNN = 5.02 TeV using the ALICE detector at the LHC are reported. The entire Pb-Pb data sample collected during Run 2 is employed, amounting to an integrated luminosity of 750 μb−1 at forward rapidity and 93 μb−1 at midrapidity. The results are obtained using the scalar product method and are reported as a function of transverse momentum pT and collision centrality. At midrapidity, the J/ψ v2 is in agreement with the forward rapidity measurement. The centrality averaged results indicate a positive J/ψ v3 with a significance of more than 5σ at forward rapidity in the pT range 2 < pT< 5 GeV/c. The forward rapidity v2, v3, and v3/v2 results at low and intermediate pT (pT ≲ 8 GeV/c) exhibit a mass hierarchy when compared to pions and D mesons, while converging into a species-independent curve at higher pT. At low and intermediate pT, the results could be interpreted in terms of a later thermalization of charm quarks compared to light quarks, while at high pT, path-length dependent effects seem to dominate. The J/ψ v2 measurements are further compared to a microscopic transport model calculation. Using a simplified extension of the quark scaling approach involving both light and charm quark flow components, it is shown that the D-meson vn measurements can be described based on those for charged pions and J/ψ flow. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

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