We report the first observation of diffractive J/psi(--> mu (+)mu (-)) production in <(p)power bar> collisions at roots = 1.8 TeV. Diffractive events are identified by their rapidity gap signature. In a sample of events with two muons of transverse momentum p(T)(mu) > 2 GeV/c within the pseudorapidity region \ eta \ < 1.0, the ratio of diffractive to total J/<psi> production rates is found to be R-J/psi = [1.45 +/- 0.25]%. ne ratio R-J/psi(X) is presented as a function of x-Bjorken. By combining it with our previously measured corresponding ratio R-jj(x) for diffractive dijet production, we extract a value of 0.59 +/- 0.15 for the gluon fraction of the diffractive structure function of the proton.

Observation of diffractive J/psi production at the Fermilab Tevatron

BISELLO, DARIO;BUSETTO, GIOVANNI;LUCCHESI, DONATELLA;M. Mariotti;ROSSIN, ROBERTO;
2001

Abstract

We report the first observation of diffractive J/psi(--> mu (+)mu (-)) production in <(p)power bar> collisions at roots = 1.8 TeV. Diffractive events are identified by their rapidity gap signature. In a sample of events with two muons of transverse momentum p(T)(mu) > 2 GeV/c within the pseudorapidity region \ eta \ < 1.0, the ratio of diffractive to total J/ production rates is found to be R-J/psi = [1.45 +/- 0.25]%. ne ratio R-J/psi(X) is presented as a function of x-Bjorken. By combining it with our previously measured corresponding ratio R-jj(x) for diffractive dijet production, we extract a value of 0.59 +/- 0.15 for the gluon fraction of the diffractive structure function of the proton.
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