Hadroproduction of the $\chi_1$ and $\chi_2$ States of Charmonium in 800-GeV/c Proton Silicon Interactions

The E771 collaboration Alexopoulos, T. ; Antoniazzi, L. ; Arenton, M. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D62 (2000) 032006, 2000.
Inspire Record 504991 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41516

The cross sections for the hadroproduction of the Chi1 and Chi2 states of charmonium in proton-silicon collisions at sqrt{s}=38.8 GeV have been measured in Fermilab fixed target Experiment 771. The Chi states were observed via their radiative decay to J/psi+gamma, where the photon converted to e+e- in the material of the spectrometer. The measured values for the Chi1 and Chi2 cross sections for x_F>0 are 263+-69(stat)+-32(syst) and 498+-143(stat)+-67(syst) nb per nucleon respectively. The resulting sigma(Chi1}/sigma(Chi2) ratio of 0.53+-0.20(stat)+-0.07(syst), although somewhat larger than most theoretical expectations, can be accomodated by the latest theoretical estimates.

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