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Coherent J/ψ photoproduction in ultra-peripheral PbPb collisions at sNN=2.76TeV with the CMS experiment

Khachatryan, Vardan and Sirunyan, A. M. and Tumasyan, A. R. and Adam, Wolfgang and Aşilar, Ece and Md. Ali, Mohd. Adli (2017) Coherent J/ψ photoproduction in ultra-peripheral PbPb collisions at sNN=2.76TeV with the CMS experiment. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 772. pp. 489-511. ISSN 0370-2693

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The cross section for coherent J/ψ photoproduction accompanied by at least one neutron on one side of the interaction point and no neutron activity on the other side, Xn0n, is measured with the CMS experiment in ultra-peripheral PbPb collisions at √sN N = 2.76 TeV. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 159 μb−1, collected during the 2011 PbPb run. The J/ψ mesons are reconstructed in the dimuon decay channel, while neutrons are detected using zero degree calorimeters. The measured cross section is dσcoh Xn0n /dy(J/ψ) = 0.36 ± 0.04 (stat) ± 0.04 (syst) mb in the rapidity interval 1.8 < |y| < 2.3. Using a model for the relative rate of coherent photoproduction processes, this Xn0n measurement gives a total coherent photoproduction cross section of dσcoh/dy(J/ψ) = 1.82±0.22 (stat)±0.20 (syst)±0.19 (theo) mb. The data strongly disfavor the impulse approximation model prediction, indicating that nuclear effects are needed to describe coherent J/ψ photoproduction in γ + Pb interactions. The data are found to be consistent with the leading twist approximation, which includes nuclear gluon shadowing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7861/63006
Uncontrolled Keywords: CMS; Physics; Heavy ion collisions; Ultra-peripheral collisions UPC J/Psi
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Engku Norulizati Engku Aziz
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 10:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63006

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