Skip to main content
Nuclear modification of the J/Psi transverse momentum
Nuclear Physics A
  • Dmitri Kharzeev, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Eugene M. Levin, Tel Aviv University
  • Kirill Tuchin, Iowa State University
Document Type
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
We evaluate the transverse momentum spectrum of J/ψ (up to semi-hard momenta) in pA and AA collisions taking into account only the initial state effects, but resumming them to all orders in αs2A1/3. In our previous papers we noticed that cold nuclear matter effects alone could not explain the experimental data on rapidity and centrality dependencies of the J/ψ yield in AA collisions indicating the existence of an additional suppression mechanism. Our present calculations indicate that the discrepancy persists and even increases at semi-hard transverse momenta, implying a significant final state effect on J/ψ production in this kinematical domain. The QCD dipole model we employ is only marginally applicable for J/ψ production at mid-rapidity at RHIC energies but its use is justified in the forward rapidity region. At LHC energies we can quantitatively evaluate the magnitude of cold nuclear matter effects in the entire kinematical region of interest. We present our calculations of J/ψ transverse momentum spectra in pA and AA collisions at LHC and RHIC energies.

NOTICE: This is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nuclear Physics A. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have bben made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nuclear Physics A,v.924 (2014): doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2014.01.006.

Copyright Owner
File Format
Citation Information
Dmitri Kharzeev, Eugene M. Levin and Kirill Tuchin. "Nuclear modification of the J/Psi transverse momentum" Nuclear Physics A Vol. 924 (2014) p. 47 - 64
Available at: