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Study of central exclusive pi(+)pi(-) production in proton-proton collisions at root s=5.02 and 13 TeV

(CMS Collaboration) Sirunyan, Albert M; Tumasyan, A.; Antunović, Željko; Brigljević, Vuko; Ceci, Saša; Ferenček, Dinko; Giljanović, Duje; Godinović, Nikola; Kadija, Krešo; Kovač, Marko; Lelas, Damir; Luetić, Jelena; Majumder, Devdatta; Mesić, Benjamin; Puljak, Ivica; Roguljić, Matej; Starodumov, Andrey; Đurić, Senka; Šuša, Tatjana; Šćulac, Toni; Woods, Nathaniel (2020) Study of central exclusive pi(+)pi(-) production in proton-proton collisions at root s=5.02 and 13 TeV. European physical journal C : particles and fields, 80 (8). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

Central exclusive and semiexclusive production of pi(+)pi(-) pairs is measured with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at center-of-mass energies of 5.02 and 13 TeV. The theoretical description of these non-perturbative processes, which have not yet been measured in detail at the LHC, poses a significant challenge to models. The two pions are measured and identified in the CMS silicon tracker based on specific energy loss, whereas the absence of other particles is ensured by calorimeter information. The total and differential cross sections of exclusive and semiexclusive central pi(+)pi(-) production are measured as functions of invariant mass, transverse momentum, and rapidity of the pi(+)pi(-) system in the fiducial region defined as transverse momentum p(T)(p) > 0.2GeV and pseudorapidity vertical bar eta(p)vertical bar < 2.4. The production cross sections for the four resonant channels f(0)(500), rho(0) (770), f(0)(980), and f(2)(1270) are extracted using a simple model. These results represent the first measurement of this process at the LHC collision energies of 5.02 and 13 TeV.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: High energy physics ; Experimental particle physics ; LHC ; CMS ; Particle Physics Experiments ; Physics ; Vector boson scattering ; Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments) ; Supersymmetry ; Higgs physics ; Particle and resonance production ; B physics ; Particle correlations and fluctuations ; Quarkonium ; Elementary Particles and Fields ; Beyond Standard Model ; Jets ; QCD ; Top physics ; Diboson ; Electroweak ; CKM matrix ; Top quark ; Large detector-systems performance ; Pattern recognition
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Division of Experimental Physics
Depositing User: Vuko Brigljević
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 13:45
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/6260
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8166-5

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