Measurements of ψ(2S) and X(3872) → J/ψπ+π− production in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2017) Measurements of ψ(2S) and X(3872) → J/ψπ+π− production in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics (1). ISSN 1029-8479

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Differential cross sections are presented for the prompt and non-prompt production of the hidden-charm states X(3872) and ψ(2S), in the decay mode J/ψπ+π−, measured using 11.4 fb−1 of pp collisions at √s=8 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The ratio of cross-sections X(3872)/ψ(2S) is also given, separately for prompt and non-prompt components, as well as the non-prompt fractions of X(3872) and ψ(2S). Assuming independent single effective lifetimes for non-prompt X(3872) and ψ(2S) production gives RB=B(B→X(3872)+any)B(X(3872)→J/ψπ+π−) / B(B→ψ(2S)+any)B(ψ(2S)→J/ψπ+π−)=(3.95±0.32(stat)±0.08(sys))×10−2 separating short- and long-lived contributions, assuming that the short-lived component is due to Bc decays, gives RB = (3.57 ± 0.33(stat) ± 0.11(sys)) × 10−2, with the fraction of non-prompt X(3872) produced via Bc decays for pT(X(3872)) > 10 GeV being (25 ± 13(stat) ± 2(sys) ± 5(spin))%. The distributions of the dipion invariant mass in the X(3872) and ψ(2S) decays are also measured and compared to theoretical predictions.

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