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Study of high-p(T) charged particle suppression in PbPb compared to pp collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV

Chatrchyan, S, Khachatryan, V, Sirunyan, AM, Tumasyan, A, Adam, W, Bergauer, T, Dragicevic, M, Ero, J, Fabjan, C, Friedl, M, et al. (2012) EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C. 72(3).
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The transverse momentum spectra of charged particles have been measured in pp and PbPb collisions at root s(NN) = 2.76 TeV by the CMS experiment at the LHC. In the transverse momentum range p(T) = 5-10 GeV/c, the charged particle yield in the most central PbPb collisions is suppressed by up to a factor of 7 compared to the pp yield scaled by the number of incoherent nucleon-nucleon collisions. At higher p(T), this suppression is significantly reduced, approaching roughly a factor of 2 for particles with p(T) in the range p(T) = 40-100 GeV/c.
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