J/ψ production in d+Au and p+p collisions at sNN=200GeV has been measured by the PHENIX experiment at rapidities -2.2<y<+2.4. The cross sections and nuclear dependence of J/ψ production versus rapidity, transverse momentum, and centrality are obtained and compared to lower energy p+A results and to theoretical models. The observed nuclear dependence in d+Au collisions is found to be modest, suggesting that the absorption in the final state is weak and the shadowing of the gluon distributions is small and consistent with Dokshitzer-Gribov-Lipatov-Altarelli-Parisi-based parametrizations that fit deep-inelastic scattering and Drell-Yan data at lower energies.
Physical Review Letters
- Pub Date:
- January 2006
- Particle and resonance production;
- Nuclear Experiment
- 331 authors, 6 pages text, 3 figures. Published in PRL. Version 2 has minor changes required during the review and production process. Of significant note are that (a) the original Figs. 3 and 4 are combined into a single Fig. 3 and (b) the value of (p_T)**2 at x_F=0 changed from 3.17+/-0.33 to 3.03+/-0.40. Plain text data tables for the points plotted in figures for this and previous PHENIX publications are publicly available at http://www.phenix.bnl.gov/papers.html