Coherent ψ(2S) photo-production in ultra-peripheral Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV

Adam, J. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2015) Coherent ψ(2S) photo-production in ultra-peripheral Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. Physics Letters B, 751. pp. 358-370. ISSN 0370-2693

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We have performed the first measurement of the coherent ψ(2S) photo-production cross section in ultraperipheral Pb–Pb collisions at the LHC. This charmonium excited state is reconstructed via the ψ(2S) → l +l − and ψ(2S) → J/ψπ+π− decays, where the J/ψ decays into two leptons. The analysis is based on an event sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 22 μb−1. The cross section for coherent ψ(2S) production in the rapidity interval −0.9 < y < 0.9 is dσcoh ψ(2S)/dy = 0.83±0.19 stat+syst mb. The ψ(2S) to J/ψ coherent cross section ratio is 0.34+0.08 −0.07(stat + syst). The obtained results are compared to predictions from theoretical models.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: j/psi photoproduction, transverse-momentum, mesons, hera, lhc, tev, electroproduction, particles, e(+)e(-)
Date: 17 December 2015
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2015 CERN for the benefit of the ALICE Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Funded by SCOAP3. Received 23 August 2015. Received in revised form 14 October 2015. Accepted 14 October 2015. Available online 23 October 2015.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: Nikola Poljak
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 15:09

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