Measurement of the υ(1S), υ(2S), and υ(3S) polarizations in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV

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Chatrchyan, S.
Khachatryan, V.
Sirunyan, A. M.
Tumasyan, A.
Adam, W.
Aguilo, E.
Bergauer, T.
Dragicevic, M.
Erö, J.
Fabjan, C.

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The polarizations of the υ(1S), υ(2S), and υ(3S) mesons are measured in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV, using a data sample of υ(nS)→μ+μ- decays collected by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 fb-1. The dimuon decay angular distributions are analyzed in three different polarization frames. The polarization parameters λ™, λφ, and λ, as well as the frame-invariant quantity λ, are presented as a function of the υ(nS) transverse momentum between 10 and 50 GeV, in the rapidity ranges |y|<0.6 and 0.6<|y|<1.2. No evidence of large transverse or longitudinal polarizations is seen in the explored kinematic region. © 2013 CERN.



Data sample, Integrated luminosity, Longitudinal polarization, Polarization parameters, Proton proton collisions, Transverse momenta, Angular distribution, Tellurium compounds, Polarization

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Physical Review Letters, v. 110, n. 8, 2013.