Measurement of the exclusive gamma gamma -> mu(+)mu(-) process in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aaboud M., Aad G., Abbott B., Abdinov O., Abeloos B., Abidi S. H. , ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.777, pp.303-323, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 777
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.12.043
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-323
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The production of exclusive gamma gamma -> mu(+)mu(-) events in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb(-1). The measurement is performed for a dimuon invariant mass of 12 GeV < m(mu+mu-) < 70 GeV. The integrated cross-section is determined within a fiducial acceptance region of the ATLAS detector and differential cross-sections are measured as a function of the dimuon invariant mass. The results are compared to theoretical predictions both with and without corrections for absorptive effects. (c) 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.