Measurement of J/ψ production cross-sections in pp collisions at s√ = 5 TeV

K. De Bruyn, C. J. G. Onderwater, M. van Veghel, LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

The production cross-sections of J/ψ mesons in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s√s = 5 TeV are measured using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.13 ± 0.18 pb1, collected by the LHCb experiment. The cross-sections are measured differentially as a function of transverse momentum, pT, and rapidity, y, and separately for J/ψ mesons produced promptly and from beauty hadron decays (nonprompt). With the assumption of unpolarised J/ψ mesons, the production cross-sections integrated over the kinematic range 0 < p< 20 GeV/c and 2.< y < 4.5 are

σprompt J/ψ=8.154±0.010±0.283 μb,σnonprompt J/ψ=0.820±0.003±0.034 μb,σprompt J/ψ=8.154±0.010±0.283 μb,σnonprompt J/ψ=0.820±0.003±0.034 μb,

where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. These cross-sections are compared with those at s√s = 8 TeV and 13 TeV, and are used to update the measurement of the nuclear modification factor in proton-lead collisions for J/ψ mesons at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of sNN−−−√sNN = 5 TeV. The results are compared with theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2021
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24-Nov-2021

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