The cross-section for prompt antiproton production in collisions of protons with an energy of 6.5 TeV incident on helium nuclei at rest is measured with the LHCb experiment from a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.5 nb−1. The target is provided by injecting helium gas into the LHC beam line at the LHCb interaction point. The reported results, covering antiproton momenta between 12 and 110 GeV/c, represent the first direct determination of the antiproton production cross-section in pHe collisions, and impact the interpretation of recent results on antiproton cosmic rays from space-borne experiments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Aug 18 2018|
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