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    Observation of the Bc+_\mathrm{c}^+ Meson in Pb-Pb and pp Collisions at sNN\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 5.02 TeV and Measurement of its Nuclear Modification Factor

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    The Bc+_\mathrm{c}^+ meson is observed for the first time in heavy ion collisions. Data from the CMS detector are used to study the production of the Bc+_\mathrm{c}^+ meson in lead-lead (Pb-Pb) and proton-proton (pp) collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of sNN\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 5.02 TeV , via the Bc+_\mathrm{c}^+ → (J/ψ → ÎŒ+^+Ό−^−)ÎŒ+^+ΜΌ_ÎŒ decay. The Bc+_\mathrm{c}^+ nuclear modification factor, derived from the PbPb-to-pp ratio of production cross sections, is measured in two bins of the trimuon transverse momentum and of the PbPb collision centrality. The Bc+_\mathrm{c}^+meson is shown to be less suppressed than quarkonia and most of the open heavy-flavor mesons, suggesting that effects of the hot and dense nuclear matter created in heavy ion collisions contribute to its production. This measurement sets forth a promising new probe of the interplay of suppression and enhancement mechanisms in the production of heavy-flavor mesons in the quark-gluon plasma

    Measurement of the top quark mass using events with a single reconstructed top quark in pp collisions at s\sqrt{s} = 13 TeV