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Suppression of $\Upsilon$(1S) at forward rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV

Pages: 20

Abstract: We report on the measurement of the inclusive $\Upsilon$(1S) production in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}=2.76$ TeV carried out at forward rapidity ($2.5<y<4$) and down to zero transverse momentum using its $\mu^{+}\mu^{-}$ decay channel with the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider. A strong suppression of the inclusive $\Upsilon$(1S) yield is observed with respect to pp collisions scaled by the number of independent nucleon-nucleon collisions. The nuclear modification factor, for events in the 0-90$\%$ centrality range, amounts to $0.30\pm0.05{\rm (stat)}\pm0.04{\rm (syst)}$. The observed $\Upsilon$(1S) suppression increases with the centrality of the collision and is more pronounced than in corresponding mid-rapidity measurements. Our results are compared with model calculations, which are found to underestimate the measured suppression and fail to reproduce its rapidity dependence.

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