Measurement of ψ(2 S) production cross-sections in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 and 13TeV

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  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • Universität Zürich
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Université Clermont Auvergne
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Laboratori Nazionali dell'Infn di Frascati
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Imperial College London
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
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  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 USA
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  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • INFN Sezione di Cagliari
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Institute of Physics
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)


The cross-sections of ψ(2 S) meson production in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV are measured with a data sample collected by the LHCb detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 275pb-1. The production cross-sections for prompt ψ(2 S) mesons and those for ψ(2 S) mesons from b-hadron decays (ψ(2S)-from-b) are determined as functions of the transverse momentum, pT, and the rapidity, y, of the ψ(2 S) meson in the kinematic range 2<pT<20GeV/c and 2.0 < y< 4.5. The production cross-sections integrated over this kinematic region are



A new measurement of ψ(2 S) production cross-sections in pp collisions at s=7TeV is also performed using data collected in 2011, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 614pb-1. The integrated production cross-sections in the kinematic range 3.5<pT<14GeV/c and 2.0 < y< 4.5 are 



All results show reasonable agreement with theoretical calculations.


Original languageEnglish
Article number185
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020