Updated measurements of exclusive J/ψ and ψ(2S) production cross-sections in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. Andreassen, M. AndreottiJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, Th Bauer, S. Bifani, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, C. J. Parkinson, L. Pescatore, D. Popov, N. K. Watson

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The differential cross-section as a function of rapidity has been measured for the exclusive production of J/ψ and ψ(2S) mesons in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV, using data collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 930 pb-1. The cross-sections times branching fractions to two muons having pseudorapidities between 2.0 and 4.5 are measured to be σpp→J/ψ→μ+ μ- (2.0 < ημ± < 4.5) = 291 ± 7 ± 19 pb, σpp→ψ(2S)→μ+ μ- (2.0 < ημ± < 4.5) = 6.5 ± 0.9 ± 0.4 pb, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The measurements agree with next-to-leading order QCD predictions as well as with models that include saturation effects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055002
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2014


  • central exclusive production
  • diffraction
  • inclusive production with identified hadrons
  • QCD
  • quarkonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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