Apr 26 – 30, 2009
Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
Europe/Zurich timezone

Charmonia and bottom production measurements with J/psi events at LHCb

Apr 29, 2009, 9:50 AM
Room "SALA 2-B" (Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)

Room "SALA 2-B"

Palacio de Congresos de Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, 99 28046 Madrid España


Matthew David Needham (EPFL)


We report on the possibilities of measuring charmonia and bottom production with the LHCb experiment. Using reconstructed J/psi decays to mu+ mu-, both the prompt J/psi and b -> J/psi production cross-sections in pp collisions at LHC energies will be determined in the J/psi eta range 2-5. Due to the very large statistics, this analysis will be possible very early after the LHC start. Other charmonia related measurements will also be discussed, such as that of the J/psi polarization at production or of the production of some of the new X, Y and Z states.

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