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Prospects for observation of double parton scattering with four-muon final states at LHCb

  • C. H. Kom
  • A. Kulesza
  • W. J. Stirling
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We study the prospects for observing double parton scattering through four-muon final states, forming two opposite-sign muon pairs, in the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at 14 TeV centre of mass energy. We consider two special cases, namely double Drell–Yan and J/ψ-pair production. The kinematic properties and prospects for observing these processes are discussed. We find that the production rate depends strongly on the origin of the four muons, while many kinematic properties can be used to help identify the presence of double parton scattering events.

Keywords

Invariant Mass Parton Shower Initial State Radiation LHCb Collaboration Parton Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and CosmologyRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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