First Measurement of Charm Production in its Fixed-Target Configuration at the LHC

LHCb Collaboration, Alexander Rudolfovich Wagner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The first measurement of heavy-flavor production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target mode is presented. The production of J/ψ and D0 mesons is studied with beams of protons of different energies colliding with gaseous targets of helium and argon with nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of sNN=86.6 and 110.4 GeV, respectively. The J/ψ and D0 production cross sections in pHe collisions in the rapidity range [2, 4.6] are found to be σJ/ψ=652±33(stat)±42(syst) nb/nucleon and σD0=80.8±2.4(stat)±6.3(syst) μb/nucleon, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. No evidence for a substantial intrinsic charm content of the nucleon is observed in the large Bjorken-x region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132002
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume122
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2019

Fingerprint

configurations
center of mass
mesons
helium
argon
collisions
protons
energy
cross sections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

First Measurement of Charm Production in its Fixed-Target Configuration at the LHC. / LHCb Collaboration ; Wagner, Alexander Rudolfovich.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 122, No. 13, 132002, 02.04.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{02a1bb5d640841b39433c077859c70d2,
title = "First Measurement of Charm Production in its Fixed-Target Configuration at the LHC",
abstract = "The first measurement of heavy-flavor production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target mode is presented. The production of J/ψ and D0 mesons is studied with beams of protons of different energies colliding with gaseous targets of helium and argon with nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of sNN=86.6 and 110.4 GeV, respectively. The J/ψ and D0 production cross sections in pHe collisions in the rapidity range [2, 4.6] are found to be σJ/ψ=652±33(stat)±42(syst) nb/nucleon and σD0=80.8±2.4(stat)±6.3(syst) μb/nucleon, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. No evidence for a substantial intrinsic charm content of the nucleon is observed in the large Bjorken-x region.",
author = "{LHCb Collaboration} and R. Aaij and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and Aidala, {C. A.} and Z. Ajaltouni and S. Akar and P. Albicocco and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and {Alfonso Albero}, A. and S. Ali and G. Alkhazov and {Alvarez Cartelle}, P. and Alves, {A. A.} and S. Amato and S. Amerio and Y. Amhis and L. An and L. Anderlini and G. Andreassi and M. Andreotti and Andrews, {J. E.} and Appleby, {R. B.} and F. Archilli and P. D'Argent and {Arnau Romeu}, J. and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and K. Arzymatov and E. Aslanides and M. Atzeni and B. Audurier and S. Bachmann and Back, {J. J.} and S. Baker and V. Balagura and W. Baldini and A. Baranov and Barlow, {R. J.} and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and F. Baryshnikov and V. Batozskaya and B. Batsukh and V. Battista and A. Bay and A. Mazurov and A. Petrov and S. Strokov and Wagner, {Alexander Rudolfovich}",
year = "2019",
month = "4",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.132002",
language = "English",
volume = "122",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
issn = "0031-9007",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "13",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - First Measurement of Charm Production in its Fixed-Target Configuration at the LHC

AU - LHCb Collaboration

AU - Aaij, R.

AU - Adeva, B.

AU - Adinolfi, M.

AU - Aidala, C. A.

AU - Ajaltouni, Z.

AU - Akar, S.

AU - Albicocco, P.

AU - Albrecht, J.

AU - Alessio, F.

AU - Alexander, M.

AU - Alfonso Albero, A.

AU - Ali, S.

AU - Alkhazov, G.

AU - Alvarez Cartelle, P.

AU - Alves, A. A.

AU - Amato, S.

AU - Amerio, S.

AU - Amhis, Y.

AU - An, L.

AU - Anderlini, L.

AU - Andreassi, G.

AU - Andreotti, M.

AU - Andrews, J. E.

AU - Appleby, R. B.

AU - Archilli, F.

AU - D'Argent, P.

AU - Arnau Romeu, J.

AU - Artamonov, A.

AU - Artuso, M.

AU - Arzymatov, K.

AU - Aslanides, E.

AU - Atzeni, M.

AU - Audurier, B.

AU - Bachmann, S.

AU - Back, J. J.

AU - Baker, S.

AU - Balagura, V.

AU - Baldini, W.

AU - Baranov, A.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Barsuk, S.

AU - Barter, W.

AU - Baryshnikov, F.

AU - Batozskaya, V.

AU - Batsukh, B.

AU - Battista, V.

AU - Bay, A.

AU - Mazurov, A.

AU - Petrov, A.

AU - Strokov, S.

AU - Wagner, Alexander Rudolfovich

PY - 2019/4/2

Y1 - 2019/4/2

N2 - The first measurement of heavy-flavor production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target mode is presented. The production of J/ψ and D0 mesons is studied with beams of protons of different energies colliding with gaseous targets of helium and argon with nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of sNN=86.6 and 110.4 GeV, respectively. The J/ψ and D0 production cross sections in pHe collisions in the rapidity range [2, 4.6] are found to be σJ/ψ=652±33(stat)±42(syst) nb/nucleon and σD0=80.8±2.4(stat)±6.3(syst) μb/nucleon, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. No evidence for a substantial intrinsic charm content of the nucleon is observed in the large Bjorken-x region.

AB - The first measurement of heavy-flavor production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target mode is presented. The production of J/ψ and D0 mesons is studied with beams of protons of different energies colliding with gaseous targets of helium and argon with nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of sNN=86.6 and 110.4 GeV, respectively. The J/ψ and D0 production cross sections in pHe collisions in the rapidity range [2, 4.6] are found to be σJ/ψ=652±33(stat)±42(syst) nb/nucleon and σD0=80.8±2.4(stat)±6.3(syst) μb/nucleon, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. No evidence for a substantial intrinsic charm content of the nucleon is observed in the large Bjorken-x region.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85064049688&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85064049688&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.132002

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.132002

M3 - Article

VL - 122

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 13

M1 - 132002

ER -