18-23 March 2018
Florianopolis, Brazil
America/Sao_Paulo timezone

Exclusive vector meson photoproduction with proton dissociation in photon-hadron interactions at the LHC

19 Mar 2018, 16:00
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil


Diego Spiering (University of São Paulo)


At forward rapidities and high energies we expect to probe non-linear effects of the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). One of the most promising observables to constrain the QCD dynamics at this regime is the exclusive vector meson photoproduction (EVMP). We study the EVMP in association with a leading baryon (product of the proton dissociation) in photon-hadron interactions that take place in $pp$ and $p$Pb collisions at large impact parameters. We present the rapidity distributions for $\rho$ and $J/\psi$ photoproduction in association with a leading baryon (neutron and delta states) at LHC run 2 energies. Our results show that the $V + \Delta$ cross section is almost 30 % of the $V + n$ one. Our results also show that a future experimental analysis of these processes is, in principle, feasible and can be useful to study the leading particle production.

Primary authors

Victor Gonçalves (Universidade Federal de Pelotas) Fernando Navarra (Universidade de São Paulo) Diego Spiering (University of São Paulo)

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