Observation and measurements of the production of prompt and non-prompt J/ψ mesons in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS, Collaboration; Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Kabana, Sonja; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania; Weber, Michael (2015). Observation and measurements of the production of prompt and non-prompt J/ψ mesons in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European physical journal. C - particles and fields, C75(5), p. 229. EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3406-9

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The production of a Z boson in association with a J/ψ meson in proton-proton collisions probes the production mechanisms of quarkonium and heavy flavour in association with vector bosons, and allows studies of multiple parton scattering. Using 20.3fb⁻¹ of data collected with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in pp collisions at √s=8TeV , the first measurement of associated Z+J/ψ production is presented for both prompt and non-prompt J/ψ production, with both signatures having a significance in excess of 5σ . The inclusive production cross-sections for Z boson production (analysed in μ + μ − or e + e − decay modes) in association with prompt and non-prompt J/ψ(→μ + μ − ) are measured relative to the inclusive production rate of Z bosons in the same fiducial volume to be (36.8±6.7±2.5)×10 −7 and (65.8±9.2±4.2)×10 −7 respectively. Normalised differential production cross-section ratios are also determined as a function of the J/ψ transverse momentum. The fraction of signal events arising from single and double parton scattering is estimated, and a lower limit of 5.3 (3.7)mb at 68 (95) % confidence level is placed on the effective cross-section regulating double parton interactions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania and Weber, Michael

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1434-6044

Publisher:

EDP Sciences

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annette Krebs-Wegenast

Date Deposited:

08 Sep 2016 14:04

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2016 02:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3406-9

ArXiv ID:

1412.6428

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87669

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87669

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