A dependence of quarkonium production in proton-nucleus collisions

W. Y.P. Hwang, J. M. Moss, J. C. Peng

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Abstract

A phenomenological model based on information from quarkonium decays is developed to describe quarkonium production in hadron-hadron collisions. The model predictions compare well with the existing proton-induced -production data. Since the gluon-fusion process in general is the dominant production mechanism, quarkonium production in nuclei offers the opportunity to probe modification of the gluon distribution of a nucleon in the nuclear environment. We predict the possible A dependence of quarkonium production in proton-nucleus collisions using three models which successfully describe the observed A dependence in deep-inelastic lepton scattering. Our results suggest the possibility of differentiating these models by use of the A dependence of quarkonium production in proton-nucleus collisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2785-2796
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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