Multiplicity and rapidity dependence of K ∗(892) and ϕ(1020) production in p–Pb collisions at √sNN= 5.02 TeV

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Acharya S., Adamová D., Adler A., Aglieri Rinella G., Agnello M., Agrawal N., ...More

European Physical Journal C, vol.83, no.6, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-023-11449-3
  • Journal Name: European Physical Journal C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The transverse-momentum (pT) spectra of K ∗(892)0 and ϕ(1020) measured with the ALICE detector up to pT = 16 GeV/c in the rapidity range - 1.2 < y< 0.3 , in p–Pb collisions at the center-of-mass energy per nucleon–nucleon collision sNN=5.02 TeV are presented as a function of charged particle multiplicity and rapidity. The measured pT distributions show a dependence on both multiplicity and rapidity at low pT whereas no significant dependence is observed at high pT . A rapidity dependence is observed in the pT -integrated yield (dN/dy), whereas the mean transverse momentum (⟨ pT⟩) shows a flat behavior as a function of rapidity. The rapidity asymmetry (Yasym) at low pT (< 5 GeV/c) is more significant for higher multiplicity classes. At high pT , no significant rapidity asymmetry is observed in any of the multiplicity classes. Both K ∗(892)0 and ϕ(1020) show similar Yasym . The nuclear modification factor (QCP) as a function of pT shows a Cronin-like enhancement at intermediate pT , which is more prominent at higher rapidities (Pb-going direction) and in higher multiplicity classes. At high pT (> 5 GeV/ c), the QCP values are greater than unity and no significant rapidity dependence is observed.