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Measurement of the prompt J/psi and psi(2S) polarizations in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

S. Chatrchyan M. Besançon 1 F. Couderc 1 M. Dejardin 1 D. Denegri 1 B. Fabbro 1 J.L. Faure 1 F. Ferri 1 S. Ganjour 1 A. Givernaud 1 P. Gras 1 G. Hamel de Monchenault 1 P. Jarry 1 E. Locci 1 J. Malcles 1 L. Millischer 1 A. Nayak 1 J. Rander 1 A. Rosowsky 1 M. Titov 1 S. Baffioni 2 F. Beaudette 2 L. Benhabib 2 M. Bluj 2 Pierre Busson 2 C. Charlot 2 N. Daci 2 T. Dahms 2 M. Dalchenko 2 L. Dobrzynski 2 A. Florent 2 R. Granier de Cassagnac 2 M. Haguenauer 2 P. Mine 2 C. Mironov 2 I.N. Naranjo 2 M. Nguyen 2 C. Ochando 2 P. Paganini 2 D. Sabes 2 R. Salerno 2 Y. Sirois 2 C. Veelken 2 A. Zabi 2 J.-L. Agram 3 J. Andrea 3 D. Bloch 3 J.-M. Brom 3 E.C. Chabert 3 C. Collard 3 E. Conte 3 F. Drouhin 3 J.-C. Fontaine 3 D. Gele 3 U. Goerlach 3 C. Goetzmann 3 P. Juillot 3 A.-C. Le Bihan 3 P. van Hove 3 S. Gadrat 4 S. Beauceron 5 N. Beaupere 5 G. Boudoul 5 S. Brochet 5 J. Chasserat 5 R. Chierici 5 D. Contardo 5 P. Depasse 5 H. El Mamouni 5 J. Fay 5 S. Gascon 5 M. Gouzevitch 5 B. Ille 5 T. Kurca 5 M. Lethuillier 5 L. Mirabito 5 S. Perries 5 L. Sgandurra 5 V. Sordini 5 M. Vander Donckt 5 P. Verdier 5 S. Viret 5 
Abstract : The polarizations of prompt J/psi and psi(2S) mesons are measured in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, using a dimuon data sample collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The prompt J/psi and psi(2S) polarization parameters lambda[theta], lambda[phi], and lambda[theta,phi], as well as the frame-invariant quantity lambda, are measured from the dimuon decay angular distributions in three different polarization frames. The J/spi results are obtained in the transverse momentum range 14 < pt < 70 GeV, in the rapidity intervals abs(y) < 0.6 and 0.6 < abs(y) < 1.2. The corresponding psi(2S) results cover 14 < pt < 50 GeV and include a third rapidity bin, 1.2 < abs(y) < 1.5. No evidence of large transverse or longitudinal polarizations is seen in these kinematic regions, which extend much beyond those previously explored.
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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besançon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Measurement of the prompt J/psi and psi(2S) polarizations in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2013, 727, pp.381-402. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2013.10.055⟩. ⟨in2p3-00847615⟩

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