Measurement of Upsilon production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

The LHCb Collaboration, Matthew Needham, Franz Muheim, Peter Clarke, Yuehong Xie, Stephan Eisenhardt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The production of Upsilon(1S), Upsilon(2S) and Upsilon(3S) mesons in proton-proton collisions at the centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=7 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector. The analysis is based on a data sample of 25 pb-1 collected at the Large Hadron Collider. The Upsilon mesons are reconstructed in the decay mode Upsilon -> mu+ mu- and the signal yields are extracted from a fit to the mu+ mu- invariant mass distributions. The differential production cross-sections times dimuon branching fractions are measured as a function of the Upsilon transverse momentum pT and rapidity y, over the range pT < 15 GeV/c and 2.0 < y < 4.5. The cross-sections times branching fractions, integrated over these kinematic ranges, are measured to be sigma(pp -> Upsilon(1S) X) x B(Upsilon(1S)->mu+ mu-) = 2.29 {\pm} 0.01 {\pm} 0.10 -0.37 +0.19 nb, sigma(pp -> Upsilon(2S) X) x B(Upsilon(2S)->mu+ mu-) = 0.562 {\pm} 0.007 {\pm} 0.023 -0.092 +0.048 nb, sigma(pp -> Upsilon(3S) X) x B(Upsilon(3S)->mu+ mu-) = 0.283 {\pm} 0.005 {\pm} 0.012 -0.048 +0.025 nb, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the unknown polarisation of the three Upsilon states.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume72
Issue number2025
Early online date29 Feb 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Measurement of Upsilon production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this