Heavy quarkonia production at LHC and EIC using Basis Light-Front Quantization wavefunctions

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2018-01-01
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Chen, Guangyao
Li, Yang
Tuchin, Kirill
Vary, James
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We study exclusive charmonium and bottomonium production in ultra-peripheral heavy-ion collisions and electron-ion collisions within the dipole picture. We employ heavy quarkonium light-front wavefunctions obtained within the basis light-front quantization framework, which has some features of the light-front holographic QCD. We focus on comparison with measurements of exclusive charmonium and bottomonium production in ultraperipheral pp, pPb and PbPb collisions at LHC and find reasonable agreement with the cross sections. We also discuss the coherent production cross-section ratios of excited states to the ground state for charmonium and bottomonium, which exhibit insensitivity to the dipole model parameters. We show that electron-ion collisions provide an opportunity for a quantitative study of heavy quarkonium structure.

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This is a pre-print of the article Chen, Guangyao, Yang Li, Kirill Tuchin, and James Vary. "Heavy quarkonia production at LHC and EIC using Basis Light-Front Quantization wavefunctions." arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.01782 (2018). Posted with permission.

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