Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

The European Physical Journal C

, 72:2231

First online:

Quarkonium+γ production in coherent hadron–hadron interactions at LHC energies

  • V. P. GonçalvesAffiliated withInstituto de Física e Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pelotas Email author 
  • , M. M. MachadoAffiliated withInstituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia, IF - Farroupilha

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In this paper we study the H+γ (H=J/Ψ and ϒ) production in coherent hadron–hadron interactions at LHC energies. Considering the ultrarelativistic protons as a source of photons, we estimate the γ+pH+γ+X cross section using the non-relativistic QCD (NRQCD) factorization formalism and considering different sets of values for the matrix elements. Our results for the total p+pp+H+γ+X cross sections and rapidity distributions at \(\sqrt{s} = 7\ \mbox{and}\ 14\ \mbox{TeV}\) demonstrate that the experimental analysis of the J/Ψ+γ production at LHC is feasible.