Recent STAR measurements of $J/\psi$ production from Beam Energy Scan and U$+$U collisions

20 May 2014, 09:40
platinum (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk Open Heavy Flavour and Quarkonia Heavy flavor


Wangmei Zha (USTC/BNL)


$J/\psi$ suppression in heavy-ion collisions due to color screening of quark and antiquark potential in the deconfined medium has been proposed as a signature of the QGP formation. Other mechanisms, such as the cold nuclear matter effect and charm quark recombination, are likely to contribute to the observed modification of $J/\psi$ production in heavy-ion collisions. Measurements of $J/\psi$ invariant yields in different collision energies, collision systems, and centralities can shed new light on the interplay of these mechanisms for $J/\psi$ production and medium properties. In this presentation we report on new measurements of $J/\psi$ production at midrapidity ($|y| < 1.0$) from the Beam Energy Scan program (Au$+$Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}} =$ 39 GeV and 62.4 GeV) and U$+$U collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 193 GeV at STAR. Centrality and transverse momentum dependence of $J/\psi$ invariant yields and the nuclear modification factor ($R_{AA}$) will be presented and compared to those for Au$+$Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}} =$ 200 GeV and to model calculations. The energy dependence of $J/\psi$ suppression will be discussed.
On behalf of collaboration: STAR

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Wangmei Zha (USTC/BNL)

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