Ultra-Peripheral J/Psi Production at Forward Rapidities in Pb-Pb Interactions

Apr 13, 2016, 3:10 PM
SR4b (DESY Hamburg)


DESY Hamburg

Small-x, Diffraction and Vector Mesons WG5 Small-x and Diffraction


Ms Katie Graham (University of Birmingham)


Ultra-Peripheral Pb-Pb collisions, in which the two nuclei pass close to each other but at an impact parameter greater than the sum of their radii, provide information about the initial state of nuclei. In particular, J/psi production in such collisions proceeds by photon-gluon interactions, and gives access to nuclear PDFs. The ALICE collaboration has published measurements of UPC J/Psi production in LHC Run 1 in the rapidity range -4.0 < y < -2.5, and has obtained a substantially larger data set in 2015 from LHC Run 2. In this talk, the latest available results will be given.

Primary author

Ms Katie Graham (University of Birmingham)

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