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

Allison, Lee and Barton, Adam and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Maddocks, Harvey and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2015) Observation and measurements of the production of prompt and non-prompt Jψ Jψ mesons in association with a Z Z boson in pp pp collisions at s √ =8TeV s √ =8TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 75 (5). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

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 Jψ 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.

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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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09 Sep 2015 06:34
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