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Inclusive prompt $$\chi _{c,b}(1^{++})$$ χ c , b ( 1 + + ) production at the LHC.

Shuvaev, A. G. and Khoze, V. A. and Martin, A. D. and Ryskin, M. G. (2015) 'Inclusive prompt $$\chi _{c,b}(1^{++})$$ χ c , b ( 1 + + ) production at the LHC.', European physical journal C., 75 (12). p. 3840.

Abstract

We study the prompt production of the χc(1+) and χb(1+) mesons at high energies. Unlike χ(0+,2+) production, χ(1+) mesons cannot be created at LO via the fusion of two on-mass-shell gluons, that is, gg→χc,b(1+) are not allowed. However, the available experimental data show that the cross sections for χc(1+) and χc(2+) are comparable. We therefore investigate four other χ(1+) production mechanisms: namely, (i) the standard NLO process gg→χc,b(1+)+g , (ii) via gluon virtuality, (iii) via gluon reggeisation and, finally, (iv) the possibility to form χc,b(1+) by the fusion of three gluons, where one extra gluon comes from another parton cascade, as in the Double Parton Scattering processes.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3840-8
Publisher statement:© The Author(s) 2015. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP3.
Date accepted:11 December 2015
Date deposited:18 April 2019
Date of first online publication:December 2015
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