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Study of the J/ψ production in pp collisions at √s = 5.02 TeV and of the J/ ψ production multiplicity dependence in p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 8.16 TeV with ALICE at the LHC

Abstract : The ALICE experiment at CERN probesthe state of hot and dense QCD matter created in ultrarelativisticheavy ion collisions - the Quark GluonPlasma (QGP). Due to its short lifetime, the QGP canbe studied only via its signatures. The suppression ofJ/ ψ was proposed as a proof of formation of the deconfinedmedium. Nevertheless, it became clear thatthe real picture is far more complex as there are othercompeting mechanisms affecting the J/ ψ production.To understand which effects acting on the J/ productionin nucleus-nucleus collisions truly stem fromthe presence of the QGP, ALICE also studies the productionof J/ψ in pp and p–Pb collisions. The QGP isexpected not to form in these systems. Furthermore,measurements of the J/ ψ production in p–Pb collisionscan unveil information on the effects originatingfrom the binding of the nucleons in the nucleus, referredto as the cold nuclear matter effects (CNM).The objective of this thesis is to study the productionof J/ ψ at forward rapidity with the ALICE Muon Spectrometer.The inclusive J/ ψ production cross sectionin pp collisions at √s = 5.02 TeV, and its dependenceon pT and rapidity, were examined and compared withtheoretical calculations as well as measurement atother LHC energies. The data are well described bya sum of pQCD calculations for prompt and FONLLcalculations for non-prompt contribution. The multiplicitydifferential J/ ψ production was studied in p–Pband Pb–p collisions at √sNN = 8.16 TeV, as well asits mean transverse momentum. The measurementshows a rapidity dependent behaviour of relative J/ ψ yields. The J/ ψ mean transverse momentum on theother hand is identical in the two measured rapidityintervals. The new analysis increased the precisionand extended the measurement to higher multiplicitiescompared to previous measurement at √sNN =5.02 TeV. We find that both relative yields and relative are independent of centre-of-mass energy.
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Jana Crkovská. Study of the J/ψ production in pp collisions at √s = 5.02 TeV and of the J/ ψ production multiplicity dependence in p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 8.16 TeV with ALICE at the LHC. High Energy Physics - Experiment [hep-ex]. Université Paris-Saclay, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018SACLS343⟩. ⟨tel-01952850⟩

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