Y(nS) polarizations versus particle multiplicity in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

V. Khachatryan M. Besançon 1 F. Couderc 1 M. Dejardin 1 D. Denegri 1 B. Fabbro 1 J.L. Faure 1 C. Favaro 1 F. Ferri S. Ganjour 1 A. Givernaud 1 P. Gras 1 G. Hamel De Monchenault 1 P. Jarry 1 E. Locci 1 M. Machet 1 J. Malcles 1 J. Rander 1 A. Rosowsky 1 M. Titov 1 A. Zghiche 1 A. Abdulsalam 2 I. Antropov 2 S. Baffioni 2 F. Beaudette 2 P. Busson 2 L. Cadamuro 2 E. Chapon 2 C. Charlot 2 O. Davignon 2 N. Filipovic 2 R. Granier De Cassagnac 2 M. Jo 2 S. Lisniak 2 L. Mastrolorenzo 2 P. Mine 2 I.N. Naranjo 2 M. Nguyen C. Ochando 2 G. Ortona 2 P. Paganini 2 P. Pigard 2 S. Regnard 2 R. Salerno 2 J.B. Sauvan 2 Y. Sirois 2 T. Strebler 2 Y. Yilmaz 2 A. Zabi 2 J.-L. Agram 3 J. Andrea 3 A. Aubin 3 D. Bloch 3 J.-M. Brom 3 M. Buttignol 3 E.C. Chabert 3 N. Chanon 3 C. Collard 3 E. Conte 3 X. Coubez 3 J.-C. Fontaine 3 D. Gele 3 U. Goerlach 3 C. Goetzmann 3 A.-C. Le Bihan 3 J.A. Merlin 3 K. Skovpen 3 P. Van Hove 3 S. Gadrat 4 S. Beauceron 5 C. Bernet 5 G. Boudoul 5 E. Bouvier 5 C.A. Carrillo Montoya 5 R. Chierici 5 D. Contardo 5 B. Courbon 5 P. Depasse 5 H. El Mamouni 5 J. Fan J. Fay 5 S. Gascon 5 M. Gouzevitch 5 B. Ille 5 F. Lagarde 5 I.B. Laktineh M. Lethuillier 5 L. Mirabito A.L. Pequegnot 5 S. Perries 5 J.D. Ruiz Alvarez 5 D. Sabes 5 L. Sgandurra 5 V. Sordini 5 M. Vander Donckt 5 P. Verdier 5 S. Viret 5
Abstract : The polarizations of the Y(1S), Y(2S), and Y(3S) mesons are measured as a function of the charged particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The measurements are performed with a dimuon data sample collected in 2011 by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The results are extracted from the dimuon decay angular distributions, in two ranges of Y(nS) transverse momentum (10-15 and 15-35 GeV), and in the rapidity interval abs(y)<1.2. The results do not show significant changes from low- to high-multiplicity pp collisions, although large uncertainties preclude definite statements in the Y(2S) and Y(3S) cases.
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V. Khachatryan, M. Besançon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Y(nS) polarizations versus particle multiplicity in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2016, 761, pp.31-52. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.065⟩. ⟨in2p3-01285920⟩

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