The ALICE Collaboration has measured the inclusive production of muons from heavy-flavor decays at forward rapidity, 2.5<y<4, in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV. The pt-differential inclusive cross section of muons from heavy-flavor decays in pp collisions is compared to perturbative QCD calculations. The nuclear modification factor is studied as a function of pt and collision centrality. A weak suppression is measured in peripheral collisions. In the most central collisions, a suppression of a factor of about 3–4 is observed in 6<pt<10 GeV/c. The suppression shows no significant pt dependence.
Production of Muons from Heavy Flavor Decays at Forward Rapidity in pp and Pb-Pb Collisions at √s(NN)=2.76 TeV
DE CARO, ANNALISA;DE GRUTTOLA, DANIELE;DE PASQUALE, Salvatore;FUSCO GIRARD, Mario;PAGANO, PAOLA;VIRGILI, Tiziano;
AbstractThe ALICE Collaboration has measured the inclusive production of muons from heavy-flavor decays at forward rapidity, 2.5
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