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This thesis discusses in detail the measurement of the polarizations of all S-wave vector quarkonium states in LHC proton-proton collisions with the CMS detector. Heavy quarkonium states constitute an ideal laboratory to study non-perturbative effects of quantum chromodynamics and to understand how quarks bind into hadrons.
The experimental results are interpreted through an original phenomenological approach, which leads to a coherent picture of quarkonium production cross sections and polarizations within a simple model, dominated by one single color-octet production mechanism. These findings provide new insights into the dynamics of heavy quarkonium production at the LHC, an important step towards a satisfactory understanding of hadron formation within the standard model of particle physics.
Quarkonium Physics Hadron Formation Quarkonium Production Heavy Quarkonia CMS Data Analysis QCD Phenomenology NRQCD
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49935-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-49934-5
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-49935-2
- Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
- Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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