Measurement of the exclusive $\gamma \gamma \rightarrow \mu^+ \mu^-$ process in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

Philip James Clark, Sinead Farrington, Michele Faucci Giannelli, Yanyan Gao, Ahmed Hasib, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Liza Mijović, Corrinne Mills, Benjamin Wynne, Atlas Collaboration

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The production of exclusive $\gamma \gamma \rightarrow \mu^+ \mu^-$ events in proton--proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb$^{-1}$. The measurement is performed for a dimuon invariant mass of 12 GeV $<m_{\mu^+\mu^-}<$ 70 GeV. The integrated cross-section is determined within a fiducial acceptance region of the ATLAS detector and differential cross-sections are measured as a function of the dimuon invariant mass. The results are compared to theoretical predictions that include corrections for absorptive effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-323
JournalPhysics Letters B
VolumeB777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2018

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