Energy dependence of exclusive J/ψ photoproduction off protons in ultra-peripheral p–Pb collisions at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV
ALICE Collaboration. (2019). Energy dependence of exclusive J/ψ photoproduction off protons in ultra-peripheral p–Pb collisions at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV. European Physical Journal C, 79 (5), 402. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6816-2
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Rak, Jan |
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The ALICE Collaboration has measured the energy dependence of exclusive photoproduction of J/ψJ/ψ vector mesons off proton targets in ultra–peripheral p–Pb collisions at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair sNN−−−√=5.02sNN=5.02 TeV. The e++e−− and μ+μ−μ+μ− decay channels are used to measure the cross section as a function of the rapidity of the J/ψJ/ψ in the range −2.5<y<2.7−2.5<y<2.7, corresponding to an energy in the γγp centre-of-mass in the interval 40<Wγp<55040<Wγp<550 GeV. The measurements, which are consistent with a power law dependence of the exclusive J/ψ photoproduction cross section, are compared to previous results from HERA and the LHC and to several theoretical models. They are found to be compatible with previous measurements.