Volume 124, Number 2, October 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||23 November 2018|
Ψ(2S) production in p + A collisions
1 Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, HBNI - 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064, India
2 Department of Physics, University of Calcutta - 92, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata 700009, India
Received: 3 July 2018
Accepted: 22 October 2018
We have analyzed the data of ψ(2S) production in proton-nucleus (p + A) collisions, available from the NA50 Collaboration in the SPS energy domain. The investigated data sets include the absolute production cross-sections as well as ψ(2S)-to-Drell-Yan (DY) cross-section ratios. An adapted version of the two-component QVZ model has been employed to calculate ψ(2S) production cross-sections. For both ψ(2S) and DY production, nuclear modifications to the free nucleon structure functions are taken into account. For ψ(2S), the final state interaction of the produced pairs with the nuclear medium is also taken into account, in accordance with the previously analyzed data. A satisfactory description of the data in p + A collisions is obtained. Model calculations are extrapolated to predict the ψ(2S) suppression in proton-induced collisions at near-threshold energies.
PACS: 25.75.-q – Relativistic heavy-ion collisions / 12.38.Mh – Quark-gluon plasma
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