Coherent photo-nuclear production of vector mesons at mid-rapidities in Pb-Pb collisions

Apr 13, 2016, 4:50 PM
SR2 (DESY Hamburg)


DESY Hamburg

Small-x, Diffraction and Vector Mesons WG4/WG5 joint session (HF+diffraction)


Prof. Guillermo Contreras (Czech Technical University)


ALICE has measured the coherent photo-nuclear production of $\rho^0$, J/$\psi$ and $\psi(2S)$ vector mesons at mid-rapidity in ultra-peripheral collisions of lead nuclei. These processes provide information on the gluon structure of the nuclear target at low Bjorken-$x$. The talk will cover the results from LHC Run1 data, as well as discuss the current status and prospects for analyses with LHC Run2 data.

Primary author

Prof. Guillermo Contreras (Czech Technical University)

Presentation materials