Measurement of prompt J/ψ pair production in pp collisions at √s = 7 Tev
Baarmand, Marc M.
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Production of prompt J/ψ meson pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV is measured with the CMS experiment at the LHC in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 4.7 fb−1. The two J/ψ mesons are fully reconstructed via their decays into μ+μ− pairs. This observation provides for the first time access to the high-transverse-momentum region of J/ψ pair production where model predictions are not yet established. The total and differential cross sections are measured in a phase space defined by the individual J/ψ transverse momentum (pTJ/ψ) and rapidity (|yJ/ψ|): |yJ/ψ | < 1.2 for pTJ/ψ > 6.5 GeV/c; 1.2 < |yJ/ψ| < 1.43 for a pT threshold that scales linearly with |yJ/ψ| from 6.5 to 4.5 GeV/c; and 1.43 < |yJ/ψ| < 2.2 for pTJ/ψ > 4.5 GeV/c. The total cross section, assuming unpolarized prompt J/ψ pair production is 1.49 ± 0.07 (stat) ±0.13 (syst) nb. Different assumptions about the J/ψ polarization imply modifications to the cross section ranging from −31% to +27%.