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Measurement of the differential cross-sections of prompt and non-prompt production of J/ψ and ψ(2S) in pp collisions at √s =7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Article number283
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>20/05/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Issue number5
Volume76
Number of pages47
StatePublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The production rates of prompt and non-prompt J/ψ and ψ(2S) mesons in their dimuon decay modes are measured using 2.1 and 11.4 fb−1 of data collected with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 and 8 respectively. Production cross-sections for prompt as well as non-prompt sources, ratios of ψ(2S) to J/ψ production, and the fractions of nonprompt
production for J/ψ and ψ(2S) are measured as a function of meson transverse momentum and rapidity. The measurements are compared to theoretical predictions.