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Measurement of the prompt J/ψψ pair production cross-section in pp collisions at s√=8s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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ATLAS Collaboration

Original languageEnglish
Article number76
Number of pages34
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017


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The production of two prompt J/ψJ/ψ mesons, each with transverse momenta pT>8.5pT>8.5 GeV and rapidity |y|<2.1|y|<2.1 , is studied using a sample of proton-proton collisions at s√=8s=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 11.4 fb −1−1 collected in 2012 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The differential cross-section, assuming unpolarised J/ψJ/ψ production, is measured as a function of the transverse momentum of the lower- pTpT J/ψJ/ψ meson, di- J/ψJ/ψ pTpT and mass, the difference in rapidity between the two J/ψJ/ψ mesons, and the azimuthal angle between the two J/ψJ/ψ mesons. The fraction of prompt pair events due to double parton scattering is determined by studying kinematic correlations between the two J/ψJ/ψ mesons. The total and double parton scattering cross-sections are compared with predictions. The effective cross-section of double parton scattering is measured to be σeff=6.3±1.6(stat)±1.0(syst)σeff=6.3±1.6(stat)±1.0(syst) mb.

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