Centrality dependence of the nuclear modification factor of charged pions, kaons, and protons in Pb-Pb collisions at s NN =2.76 TeV

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Transverse momentum (pT) spectra of pions, kaons, and protons up to pT=20GeV/c have been measured in Pb-Pb collisions at sNN=2.76TeV using the ALICE detector for six different centrality classes covering 0%-80%. The proton-to-pion and the kaon-to-pion ratios both show a distinct peak at pT≈3GeV/c in central Pb-Pb collisions that decreases for more peripheral collisions. For pT>10GeV/c, the nuclear modification factor is found to be the same for all three particle species in each centrality interval within systematic uncertainties of 10%-20%. This suggests there is no direct interplay between the energy loss in the medium and the particle species composition in the hard core of the quenched jet. For pT

Original languageEnglish
Article number034913
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - márc. 25 2016


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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