Exclusive J/ψ detection and physics with ECCE
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
ECCE, Electron Ion Collider, Exclusive, Near threshold, Quarkonia
The EIC Comprehensive Chromodynamics Experiment (ECCE) detector has been recommended as a reference design for the proposed Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) program. This paper presents simulation studies of exclusive J/ψ detection and selected physics impact results in EIC using the projected ECCE detector concept. Exclusive quarkonium photoproduction is one of the most popular processes in EIC, which has a large cross section and a simple final state. Due to the gluonic nature of the exchange Pomeron, this process can be related to the gluon distributions in the nucleus. Preliminary results estimate the excellent statistics benefited from the large cross section of J/ψ photoproduction and superior performance of ECCE detector concept. The precise measurement of exclusive J/ψ photoproduction at EIC will help us to more deeply understand nuclear gluon distributions, near threshold production mechanism and nucleon mass structure.
Li, X., Adkins, J., Akiba, Y., Albataineh, A., Amaryan, M., Arsene, I., Ayerbe Gayoso, C., Bae, J., Bai, X., Baker, M., Bashkanov, M., Bellwied, R., Benmokhtar, F., Berdnikov, V., Bernauer, J., Bock, F., Boeglin, W., Borysova, M., & Brash, E. (2023). Exclusive J/ψ detection and physics with ECCE. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 1048. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2022.167956