Measurements of the X c and X b Quarkonium States in pp Collisions with the ATLAS Experiment

  • Andrew¬†Chisholm

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Andrew Chisholm
    Pages 1-7
  3. Andrew Chisholm
    Pages 9-38
  4. Andrew Chisholm
    Pages 39-55
  5. Andrew Chisholm
    Pages 57-77
  6. Andrew Chisholm
    Pages 173-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-183

About this book


This thesis, which won one of the six 2015 ATLAS Thesis Awards, concerns the study of the charmonium and bottomonium bound heavy quark bound states. The first section of the thesis describes the observation of a candidate for the chi_b(3P) bottomonium states. This represented the first observation of a new particle at the LHC and its existence was subsequently confirmed by D0 and LHCb experiments. The second part of the thesis presents measurements of the prompt and non-prompt production of the chi_c1 and chi_c2 charmonium states in proton-proton collisions. These measurements are compared to several theoretical predictions and can be used to inform the development of theoretical models of quarkonium production.


J/psi production from chi_c decays Observation of the chi_b(3P) states Quarkonium production at the LHC Quarkonium reconstruction with the ATLAS experiment Quarkonium spectroscopy Radiative quarkonium decays

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew¬†Chisholm
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics and Astronomy DepartmentUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23119-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23120-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
  • Buy this book on publisher's site