First measurement of near-threshold J/ψ exclusive photoproduction off the proton

Ali, A. et al. (2019) First measurement of near-threshold J/ψ exclusive photoproduction off the proton. Physical Review Letters, 123(7), 072001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.072001)

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Abstract

We report on the measurement of the γ p → J / ψ p cross section from E γ = 11.8     GeV down to the threshold at 8.2 GeV using a tagged photon beam with the GlueX experiment. We find that the total cross section falls toward the threshold less steeply than expected from two-gluon exchange models. The differential cross section d σ / d t has an exponential slope of 1.67 ± 0.39     GeV − 2 at 10.7 GeV average energy. The LHCb pentaquark candidates P + c can be produced in the s channel of this reaction. We see no evidence for them and set model-dependent upper limits on their branching fractions B ( P + c → J / ψ p ) and cross sections σ ( γ p → P + c ) × B ( P + c → J / ψ p ) .

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thiel, Dr Annika and Werthmueller, Dr Dominik and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Ireland, Professor David and Pauli, Peter
Authors: Ali, A., Amaryan, M., Anassontzis, E. G., Austregesilo, A., Baalouch, M., Barbosa, F., Barlow, J., Barnes, A., Barriga, E., Beattie, T. D., Berdnikov, V. V., Black, T., Boeglin, W., Boer, M., Briscoe, W. J., Britton, T., Brooks, W. K., Cannon, B. E., Cao, N., Chudakov, E., Cole, S., Cortes, O., Crede, V., Dalton, M. M., Daniels, T., Deur, A., Dobbs, S., Dolgolenko, A., Dotel, R., Dugger, M., Dzhygadlo, R., Egiyan, H., Ernst, A., Eugenio, P., Fanelli, C., Fegan, S., Foda, A. M., Foote, J., Frye, J., Furletov, S., Gan, L., Gasparian, A., Gauzshtein, V., Gevorgyan, N., Gleason, C., Goetzen, K., Goncalves, A., Goryachev, V. S., Guo, L., Hakobyan, H., Hamdi, A., Han, S., Hardin, J., Huber, G. M., Hurley, A., Ireland, D. G., Ito, M. M., Jarvis, N. S., Jones, R. T., Kakoyan, V., Kalicy, G., Kamel, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kuleshov, S., Kuznetsov, I., Larin, I., Lawrence, D., Lersch, D. I., Li, H., Li, W., Liu, B., Livingston, K., Lolos, G. J., Lyubovitskij, V., Mack, D., Marukyan, H., Matveev, V., McCaughan, M., McCracken, M., McGinley, W., McIntyre, J., Meyer, C. A., Miskimen, R., Mitchell, R. E., Mokaya, F., Nerling, F., Ng, L., Ostrovidov, A. I., Papandreou, Z., Patsyuk, M., Pauli, P., Pedroni, R., Pentchev, L., Peters, K. J., Phelps, W., Pooser, E., Qin, N., Reinhold, J., Ritchie, B. G., Robison, L., Romanov, D., Romero, C., Salgado, C., Schertz, A. M., Schumacher, R. A., Schwiening, J., Seth, K. K., Shen, X., Shepherd, M. R., Smith, E. S., Sober, D. I., Somov, A., Somov, S., Soto, O., Stevens, J. R., Strakovsky, I. I., Suresh, K., Tarasov, V., Taylor, S., Teymurazyan, A., Thiel, A., Vasileiadis, G., Werthmüller, D., Whitlatch, T., Wickramaarachchi, N., Williams, M., Xiao, T., Yang, Y., Zarling, J., Zhang, Z., Zhao, G., Zhou, Q., Zhou, X., and Zihlmann, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:13 August 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 123(7): 072001
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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