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Measurement of Z0-boson production at large rapidities in Pb–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02TeV

  • Author(s): Acharya, S;
  • Adamová, D;
  • Adolfsson, J;
  • Aggarwal, MM;
  • Aglieri Rinella, G;
  • Agnello, M;
  • Agrawal, N;
  • Ahammed, Z;
  • Ahn, SU;
  • Aiola, S;
  • Akindinov, A;
  • Al-Turany, M;
  • Alam, SN;
  • Albuquerque, DSD;
  • Aleksandrov, D;
  • Alessandro, B;
  • Alfaro Molina, R;
  • Ali, Y;
  • Alici, A;
  • Alkin, A;
  • Alme, J;
  • Alt, T;
  • Altenkamper, L;
  • Altsybeev, I;
  • Andrei, C;
  • Andreou, D;
  • Andrews, HA;
  • Andronic, A;
  • Angeletti, M;
  • Anguelov, V;
  • Anson, C;
  • Antičić, T;
  • Antinori, F;
  • Antonioli, P;
  • Apadula, N;
  • Aphecetche, L;
  • Appelshäuser, H;
  • Arcelli, S;
  • Arnaldi, R;
  • Arnold, OW;
  • Arsene, IC;
  • Arslandok, M;
  • Audurier, B;
  • Augustinus, A;
  • Averbeck, R;
  • Azmi, MD;
  • Badalà, A;
  • Baek, YW;
  • Bagnasco, S;
  • Bailhache, R;
  • Bala, R;
  • Baldisseri, A;
  • Ball, M;
  • Baral, RC;
  • Barbano, AM;
  • Barbera, R;
  • Barile, F;
  • Barioglio, L;
  • Barnaföldi, GG;
  • Barnby, LS;
  • Barret, V;
  • Bartalini, P;
  • Barth, K;
  • Bartsch, E;
  • Bastid, N;
  • Basu, S;
  • Batigne, G;
  • Batyunya, B;
  • Batzing, PC;
  • Bazo Alba, JL;
  • Bearden, IG;
  • Beck, H;
  • Bedda, C;
  • Behera, NK;
  • Belikov, I;
  • Bellini, F;
  • Bello Martinez, H;
  • Bellwied, R;
  • Beltran, LGE;
  • Belyaev, V;
  • Bencedi, G;
  • Beole, S;
  • Bercuci, A;
  • Berdnikov, Y;
  • Berenyi, D;
  • Bertens, RA;
  • Berzano, D;
  • Betev, L;
  • Bhaduri, PP;
  • Bhasin, A;
  • Bhat, IR;
  • Bhattacharjee, B;
  • Bhom, J;
  • Bianchi, A;
  • Bianchi, L;
  • Bianchi, N;
  • Bianchin, C;
  • Bielčík, J;
  • Bielčíková, J;
  • Bilandzic, A
  • et al.

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https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.10753
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Abstract

The production of Z0 bosons at large rapidities in Pb–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02TeV is reported. Z0 candidates are reconstructed in the dimuon decay channel (Z0→μ+μ−), based on muons selected with pseudo-rapidity −4.0<η<−2.5 and pT>20GeV/c. The invariant yield and the nuclear modification factor, RAA, are presented as a function of rapidity and collision centrality. The value of RAA for the 0–20% central Pb–Pb collisions is 0.67±0.11(stat.)±0.03(syst.)±0.06(corr. syst.), exhibiting a deviation of 2.6σ from unity. The results are well-described by calculations that include nuclear modifications of the parton distribution functions, while the predictions using vacuum PDFs deviate from data by 2.3σ in the 0–90% centrality class and by 3σ in the 0–20% central collisions.

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