Polarization effects in the central exclusive χc production and the J/ψ angular distributions

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We discuss exclusive elastic double diffractive axial-vector χc(1+) and tensor χc(2+) mesons production for different meson polarizations in proton-(anti)proton collisions at the Tevatron energy. The amplitude for the process is derived within the kt-factorization approach using unintegrated gluon distributions. Differential cross sections for different χc polarizations are calculated. Angular distributions of J/ψ meson from the radiative χc(1+,2+) decays are derived. Prospects for experimental selection of different spin states of χc mesons are discussed.


External organisations
  • Uppsala University
  • University of Rzeszów
  • Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Original languageEnglish
Article number074017
JournalPhysical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 19
Publication categoryResearch