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Measurement of the ηc(1 S) production cross-section in p p collisions at √s=13TeV

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Authors

Aaij, R 
Beteta, CA 
Ackernley, T 
Adeva, B 
Adinolfi, M 

Abstract

Using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.0fb−1, collected by the LHCb experiment, the production of the ηc(1S) state in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV is studied in the rapidity range 2.0<y<4.5 and in the transverse momentum range 6.5<pT<14.0 GeV. The cross-section for prompt production of ηc(1S) mesons relative to that of the J/ψ meson is measured using the pp¯ decay mode and is found to be σηc(1S)/σJ/ψ=1.69±0.15±0.10±0.18. The quoted uncertainties are, in order, statistical, systematic and due to uncertainties on the branching fractions of the J/ψpp¯ and ηcpp¯ decays. The prompt ηc(1S) production cross-section is determined to be σηc(1S)=1.26±0.11±0.08±0.14μb, where the last uncertainty includes that on the J/ψ meson cross-section. The ratio of the branching fractions of b-hadron decays to the ηc(1S) and J/ψ states is measured to be BbηcX/BbJ/ψX=0.48±0.03±0.03±0.05, where the last uncertainty is due to those on the branching fractions of the J/ψpp¯ and ηcpp¯ decays. The difference between the J/ψ and ηc(1S) masses is also determined to be 113.0±0.7±0.1 MeV, which is the most precise single measurement of this quantity to date.

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hep-ex, hep-ex

Journal Title

European Physical Journal C

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Journal ISSN

1434-6044
1434-6052

Volume Title

80

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Sponsorship
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/N000234/1)