Measurement of the exclusive Υ production cross-section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV and 8 TeV

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A study is presented of central exclusive production of Υ(nS) states, where the Υ(nS) resonances decay to the μ+μ final state, using pp collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment. The cross-section is measured in the rapidity range 2 <y(Υ) <4.5 where the muons are reconstructed in the pseudorapidity range 2 <η(μ±) <4.5. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.9 fb−1 and was collected at centre-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV. The measured Υ(1S) and Υ(2S) production cross-sections are (Formula presented.) where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. The Υ(1S) crosssection is also measured as a function of rapidity and is found to be in good agreement with Standard Model predictions. An upper limit is set at 3.4 pb at the 95% confidence level for the exclusive Υ(3S) production cross-section, including possible contamination from χb(3P) → Υ(3S)γ decays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number84
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2015
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2015

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Keywords

  • Diffraction
  • Forward physics
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Heavy quark production
  • Particle and resonance production

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Measurement of the exclusive Υ production cross-section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV and 8 TeV. / The Lhcb Collaboration.

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