Publication
Title
Polarizations of and mesons produced in collisions at =1.96 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CDF Collaboration
Abstract
We have measured the polarizations of J/ψ and ψ(2S) mesons as functions of their transverse momentum pT when they are produced promptly in the rapidity range |y|<0.6 with pT≥5  GeV/c. The analysis is performed using a data sample with an integrated luminosity of about 800  pb-1 collected by the CDF II detector. For both vector mesons, we find that the polarizations become increasingly longitudinal as pT increases from 5 to 30  GeV/c. These results are compared to the predictions of nonrelativistic quantum chromodynamics and other contemporary models. The effective polarizations of J/ψ and ψ(2S) mesons from B-hadron decays are also reported.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2007
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
99:13(2007), p. 132001,1-132001,7
ISI
000249786700020
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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