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Open Access item Exclusive γγ → μ+μ− production in proton-proton collisions at Ös = 7 \sqrt {s} = {7} TeV

Authors:Chatrchyan, S.
Brochero Cifuentes, J. A.
Cabrillo, I. J.
Calderón, A.
Chuang, S. H.
Duarte Campderros, J.
Felcini, M.
Fernández, M.
Gómez, G.
González Sánchez, J.
Jorda, C.
Lobelle Pardo, P.
López Virto, A.
Marco, Jesús
Marco, Rafael
Martínez-Rivero, Celso
Matorras, Francisco
Muñoz Sánchez, F. J.
Piedra, Jonatan
Rodrigo, Teresa
Rodriguez Marrero, Ana Y.
Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto
Scodellaro, Luca
Sobron Sañudo, M.
Vila, Iván
Vilar, Rocío
CMS collaboration
Issue Date:2012
Citation:Journal of High Energy Physics 2012: 52 (2012)
Abstract:A measurement of the exclusive two-photon production of muon pairs in proton-proton collisions at Ös = 7 \sqrt {s} = {7} TeV, pp → pμ + μ −p, is reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 40 pb−1. For muon pairs with invariant mass greater than 11.5 GeV, transverse momentum p T (μ) > 4 GeV and pseudorapidity |η(μ)| < 2.1, a fit to the dimuon p T (μ + μ −) distribution results in a measured cross section of σ(p → pμ + μ −p) = 3.38 - 0.55 + 0.58 {3}.{38}_{{ - 0.{55}}}^{{ + 0.58}} (stat.) ± 0.16 (syst.) ± 0.14 (lumi.) pb, consistent with the theoretical prediction evaluated with the event generator Lpair. The ratio to the predicted cross section is 0.83 - 0.13 + 0.58 0.{83}_{{ - 0.{13}}}^{{ + 0.58}} (stat.) ± 0.04 (syst.) ± 0.03 (lumi.). The characteristic distributions of the muon pairs produced via γγ fusion, such as the muon acoplanarity, the muon pair invariant mass and transverse momentum agree with those from the theory.
Description:Open Access.-- Chatrchyan, S. et al.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2012)052
Identifiers:doi: 10.1007/JHEP01(2012)052
e-issn: 1126-6708
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