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Measurement of 𝜓(2𝑆) production cross-sections in proton-proton collisions at 𝑠√ = 7 and 13 TeV

Derkach D., Guschin M., Kazeev N., Ratnikov F., Ustyuzhanin A., Arzymatov K., Baranov A., Borisyak M., Chekalina V., LHCb C.

The cross-sections of 𝜓(2𝑆)ψ(2S) meson production in proton-proton collisions at 𝑠√=13 TeVs=13 TeV are measured with a data sample collected by the LHCb detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 275 pb−1275 pb−1. The production cross-sections for prompt 𝜓(2𝑆)ψ(2S) mesons and those for 𝜓(2𝑆)ψ(2S) mesons from b-hadron decays (𝜓(2𝑆)-from- 𝑏ψ(2S)-from- b) are determined as functions of the transverse momentum, 𝑝TpT, and the rapidity, y, of the 𝜓(2𝑆)ψ(2S) meson in the kinematic range 2<𝑝T<20 GeV/𝑐2<pT<20 GeV/c and 2.0<𝑦<4.52.0<y<4.5. The production cross-sections integrated over this kinematic region are

𝜎( prompt 𝜓(2𝑆),13 TeV)=1.430±0.005 (stat)±0.099 (syst)μb,𝜎(𝜓(2𝑆)-from- 𝑏,13 TeV)=0.426±0.002 (stat)±0.030 (syst)μb.σ( prompt ψ(2S),13 TeV)=1.430±0.005 (stat)±0.099 (syst)μb,σ(ψ(2S)-from- b,13 TeV)=0.426±0.002 (stat)±0.030 (syst)μb.

A new measurement of 𝜓(2𝑆)ψ(2S) production cross-sections in pp collisions at 𝑠√=7 TeVs=7 TeV is also performed using data collected in 2011, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 614 pb−1614 pb−1. The integrated production cross-sections in the kinematic range 3.5<𝑝T<14 GeV/𝑐3.5<pT<14 GeV/c and 2.0<𝑦<4.52.0<y<4.5 are

𝜎( prompt 𝜓(2𝑆),7 TeV)=0.471±0.001 (stat)±0.025 (syst)μb,𝜎(𝜓(2𝑆)-from- 𝑏,7 TeV)=0.126±0.001 (stat)±0.008 (syst)μb.σ( prompt ψ(2S),7 TeV)=0.471±0.001 (stat)±0.025 (syst)μb,σ(ψ(2S)-from- b,7 TeV)=0.126±0.001 (stat)±0.008 (syst)μb.

All results show reasonable agreement with theoretical calculations.