Measurement of ϒ production in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV

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Abstract

The production of ϒ (1S), ϒ (2S) and ϒ (3S) mesons in proton-proton collisions at the centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector. The analysis is based on a data sample of 25 pb−1 collected at the Large Hadron Collider. The ϒ mesons are reconstructed in the decay mode ϒ →μ + μ and the signal yields are extracted from a fit to the μ + μ invariant mass distributions. The differential production cross-sections times dimuon branching fractions are measured as a function of the ϒ transverse momentum pT and rapidity y, over the range pT < 15 GeV/c and 2.0<y <4.5. The cross-sections times branching fractions, integrated over these kinematic ranges, are measured to be σ(pp→ϒ (1S)X)×B(ϒ (1S)→μ + μ ) = 2.29 ± 0.01 ± 0.10+0.19 −0.37 nb, σ(pp→ϒ (2S)X)×B(ϒ (2S)→μ + μ ) = 0.562±0.007±0.023+0.048 −0.092 nb, σ(pp→ϒ (3S)X)×B(ϒ (3S)→μ + μ ) = 0.283±0.005±0.012+0.025 −0.048 nb, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the unknown polarisation of the three ϒ states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2025
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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