Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Gataullin, M. and Ma, Y. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Shin, K. and Timciuc, V. and Traczyk, P. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Yang, Y. and Zhu, R. Y. and Spiropulu, M. and Dubinin, M. and Mott, A. (2012) Exclusive γγ → µ^+µ^- production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (1). Art. No. 052. ISSN 1029-8479 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120508-094329148
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A measurement of the exclusive two-photon production of muon pairs in proton-proton collisions at s=7 TeV, pp → pμ^+ μ^−p, is reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 40 pb^(−1). For muon pairs with invariant mass greater than 11.5 GeV, transverse momentum p_T (μ) > 4 GeV and pseudorapidity |η(μ)| < 2.1, a fit to the dimuon p_T (μ^+ μ^−) distribution results in a measured cross section of σ(p → pμ^+ μ^−p) = 338^(+058)_(−055) (stat.) ± 0.16 (syst.) ± 0.14 (lumi.) pb, consistent with the theoretical prediction evaluated with the event generator Lpair. The ratio to the predicted cross section is 083^(+058)_(−013) (stat.) ± 0.04 (syst.) ± 0.03 (lumi.). The characteristic distributions of the muon pairs produced via γγ fusion, such as the muon acoplanarity, the muon pair invariant mass and transverse momentum agree with those from the theory.
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|Official Citation:||Exclusive γγ → μ+μ− production in proton-proton collisions at s=7 TeV The CMS collaboration, S. Chatrchyan, V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan and A. Tumasyan, et al. DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2012)052|
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