Charged-hadron suppression in Pb+Pb and Xe+Xe collisions measured with the ATLAS detector
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Xenon–xenon collisionsLead–lead collisions,Charged-hadron productionNuclear modification factor
Balek, P. (2019). Charged-hadron suppression in Pb+ Pb and Xe+ Xe collisions measured with the ATLAS detector. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.11636.
SponsorshipThis research is supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant 1065/15) and by the MINERVA Stiftung with the funds from the BMBF of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The ATLAS detector at the LHC recorded 0.49 nb−1 of Pb+Pb collisions and 25 pb−1 of pp collisions, both at the center-of-mass energy 5.02 TeV per nucleon pair. Recently, ATLAS also recorded 3 μb−1 of Xe+Xe collisions at the center-of-mass energy 5.44 TeV, which provides a new opportunity to study the system-size dependence of the chargedhadron production in heavy-ion collisions. The large acceptance of the ATLAS detector allows to measure the spectra of charged hadrons in a wide range of pseudorapidity and transverse momentum. The nuclear modification factors RAA are constructed as a ratio of the spectra measured in Pb+Pb or Xe+Xe collisions to that measured in pp collisions. The RAA obtained in the two systems are presented for different centrality intervals and the results are discussed.