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Measurement of the differential cross-sections of inclusive, prompt and non-prompt J/psi production in proton-proton collisions at root s=7 TeV

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  • ATLAS Collaboration
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>21/09/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Physics B
Issue number3
Number of pages58
Pages (from-to)387-444
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The inclusive J/ψ production cross-section and fraction of J/ψ mesons produced in B-hadron decays are measured in proton–proton collisions at with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, as a function of the transverse momentum and rapidity of the J/ψ, using 2.3 pb−1 of integrated luminosity. The cross-section is measured from a minimum pT of 1 GeV to a maximum of 70 GeV and for rapidities within |y|<2.4 giving the widest reach of any measurement of J/ψ production to date. The differential production cross-sections of prompt and non-prompt J/ψ are separately determined and are compared to Colour Singlet NNLO⋆, Colour Evaporation Model, and FONLL predictions.

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