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Type: Journal article
Title: Observation and measurements of the production of prompt and non-prompt Jψ mesons in association with a ZZ boson in pp collisions at √s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector
Other Titles: Observation and measurements of the production of prompt and non-prompt Jpsi mesons in association with a ZZ boson in pp collisions at root s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Abdel Khalek, S.
Abdinov, O.
Aben, R.
Abi, B.
Abolins, M.
AbouZeid, O.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abreu, R.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adamczyk, L.
Adams, D.
Adelman, J.
Adomeit, S.
Adye, T.
Agatonovic-Jovin, T.
et al.
Citation: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 2015; 75(5):1-29
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1434-6052
Statement of
G. Aad … P. Jackson … L. Lee … A. Petridis … N. Soni ... M. White ... et al. (The ATLAS Collaboration)
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.
Keywords: Atlas Collaboration
Rights: © CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration 2015. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecomm, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP3.
RMID: 0030030005
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3406-9
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