Multiplicity dependence of inclusive J/ψ production at midrapidity in pp collisions at s=13 TeV

Acharya S., Adamová D., Adler A., Adolfsson J., Aggarwal M., Aglieri Rinella G., ...More

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol.810, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Measurements of the inclusive J/ψ yield as a function of charged-particle pseudorapidity density dNch/dη in pp collisions at s=13 TeV with ALICE at the LHC are reported. The J/ψ meson yield is measured at midrapidity (|y|<0.9) in the dielectron channel, for events selected based on the charged-particle multiplicity at midrapidity (|η|<1) and at forward rapidity (−3.7<η<−1.7 and 2.8<η<5.1); both observables are normalized to their corresponding averages in minimum bias events. The increase of the normalized J/ψ yield with normalized dNch/dη is significantly stronger than linear and dependent on the transverse momentum. The data are compared to theoretical predictions, which describe the observed trends well, albeit not always quantitatively.