Charmonium and e+e- pair photoproduction at mid-rapidity in ultra-peripheral Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 Tev


Abbas E., Abelev B., Adam J., Adamová D., Adare A., Aggarwal M., ...More

European Physical Journal C, vol.73, no.11, pp.1-18, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2617-1
  • Journal Name: European Physical Journal C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-18
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The ALICE Collaboration at the LHC has measured the J/ψ and ψ′ photoproduction at mid-rapidity in ultra-peripheral Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 Tev. The charmonium is identified via its leptonic decay for events where the hadronic activity is required to be minimal. The analysis is based on an event sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 23 μb-1. The cross section for coherent and incoherent J/ψ production in the rapidity interval -0.9