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Publisher EDP Sciences
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Date Created 2017-04-18
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) QC1-999
Subject Keyword Science ♦ Physics
Abstract Ultraperipheral collisions (UPCs) of heavy ions involve long range electromagnetic interactions at impact parameters larger than sum of their radii where hadronic interaction is largely suppressed and the exchanged photon materializes into qq(bar) bound state after interacting with the gluonic field of the target proton or ion. Photoproduction of heavy vector mesons (J/psi, Upsilon) thus provide direct information on the gluon distribution functions in the nucleon/nucleus at very low values of Bjorken-x. The CMS experiment has excellent capabilities for the measurement of the heavy vector mesons in the dimuon decay channel using the tracker and the muon chambers. The measured coherent J/psi photoproduction cross section in ultraperipheral Pb-Pb collisions using 2011 PbPb data and Upsilon photoproduction in ultraperipheral pPb collisions during 2013, will be presented. The prospects for future measurements using the data collected in the 2015 PbPb run will also be described.
ISSN 2100014X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-01
e-ISSN 2100014X
Journal EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume Number 141
Starting Page 08001


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