Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published February 20, 2013 | Published + Supplemental Material
Journal Article Open

Measurement of the Y(1S), Y(2S), and Y(3S) polarizations in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV


The polarizations of the Υ(1S), Υ(2S), and Υ(3S) mesons are measured in proton-proton collisions at √s=7  TeV, using a data sample of Υ(nS)→μ^+μ^- decays collected by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9  fb^(-1). The dimuon decay angular distributions are analyzed in three different polarization frames. The polarization parameters λ_ϑ, λ_φ, and λ_(ϑφ), as well as the frame-invariant quantity λ, are presented as a function of the Υ(nS) transverse momentum between 10 and 50 GeV, in the rapidity ranges |y|<0.6 and 0.6<|y|<1.2. No evidence of large transverse or longitudinal polarizations is seen in the explored kinematic region.

Additional Information

© 2013 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration. Received 13 September 2012; published 20 February 2013. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC machine. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and other CMS institutes, and acknowledge sup- port from: BMWF and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, SF0690030s09 and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MSI (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan); MON, RosAtom, RAS, and RFBR (Russia); MSTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); STFC (United Kingdom); and DOE and NSF (USA).

Attached Files

Published - PhysRevLett.110.081802.pdf

Supplemental Material - BPH-11-023_supp-arXiv.pdf

Supplemental Material - README.TXT

Supplemental Material - SupplementalMaterial.txt


Files (689.8 kB)
Name Size Download all
28.7 kB Preview Download
170.8 kB Preview Download
416.3 kB Preview Download
74.0 kB Preview Download

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 23, 2023