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Measurement of the exclusive $\Upsilon$ production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$7 TeV and 8 TeV


LHCb Collaboration (2015). Measurement of the exclusive $\Upsilon$ production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$7 TeV and 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015(9):84.

Abstract

A study is presented of central exclusive production of $\Upsilon(nS)$ states, where the $\Upsilon(nS)$ resonances decay to the $\mu^+\mu^-$ final state, using $pp$ collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment. The cross-section is measured in the rapidity range $2 < y(\Upsilon) < 4.5$ where the muons are reconstructed in the pseudorapidity range $2 <\eta(\mu^\pm) < 4.5$. 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 $\Upsilon(1S)$ and $\Upsilon(2S)$ production cross-sections are \begin{eqnarray} \sigma(pp \to p\Upsilon(1S)p) = 9.0 \pm 2.1 \pm 1.7\textrm{pb and}\nonumber\\ \sigma(pp \to p\Upsilon(2S)p) = 1.3 \pm 0.8 \pm 0.3\textrm{ pb},\nonumber \end{eqnarray} where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. The $\Upsilon(1S)$ cross-section 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 $\Upsilon(3S)$ production cross-section, including possible contamination from $\chi_b(3P)\to\Upsilon(3S)\gamma$ decays.

Abstract

A study is presented of central exclusive production of $\Upsilon(nS)$ states, where the $\Upsilon(nS)$ resonances decay to the $\mu^+\mu^-$ final state, using $pp$ collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment. The cross-section is measured in the rapidity range $2 < y(\Upsilon) < 4.5$ where the muons are reconstructed in the pseudorapidity range $2 <\eta(\mu^\pm) < 4.5$. 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 $\Upsilon(1S)$ and $\Upsilon(2S)$ production cross-sections are \begin{eqnarray} \sigma(pp \to p\Upsilon(1S)p) = 9.0 \pm 2.1 \pm 1.7\textrm{pb and}\nonumber\\ \sigma(pp \to p\Upsilon(2S)p) = 1.3 \pm 0.8 \pm 0.3\textrm{ pb},\nonumber \end{eqnarray} where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. The $\Upsilon(1S)$ cross-section 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 $\Upsilon(3S)$ production cross-section, including possible contamination from $\chi_b(3P)\to\Upsilon(3S)\gamma$ decays.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:15 Feb 2016 11:43
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 18:58
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP09(2015)084
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.08139 (Organisation)

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