Charmonium production in antiproton-nucleus reactions at low energies

A. B. Larionov, M. Bleicher, A. Gillitzer, M. Strikman

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The J/Ψ(1S) and Ψ(2S) production near threshold in antiproton-nucleus reactions is calculated on the basis of the Glauber model. The model takes into account the antiproton (pre-)absorption, proton Fermi motion, and charmonium formation length. We confirm an earlier prediction that the charmonium production in p̄A collisions at plab=3-10 GeV/c is not influenced by formation length effects and is very well suited to determine the genuine charmonium-nucleon dissociation cross sections. The comparison is performed with the J/Ψ photoproduction at high energies, where formation length effects play a very important role. However, we demonstrate that the detailed structure of the proton and neutron density profiles has to be taken into account if one wants to extract information on the J/ΨN dissociation cross section from J/Ψ transparency ratios. These studies are relevant for the upcoming PANDA experiment at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054608
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 13 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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