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Volume 374 - Light Cone 2019 - QCD on the light cone: from hadrons to heavy ions (LC2019) - Contributed
Exclusive production of heavy quarkonia as a probe of the low x and low scale gluon PDF
C. Flett,* S. Jones, A. Martin, M.G. Ryskin, T. Teubner
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2020 May 06
Published on: 2020 May 26
Abstract
We discuss the exclusive $J/\psi$ photoproduction process, as measured recently at LHCb, as a means of constraining and ultimately determining the low $x$ and low $Q$ gluon PDF. The scale dependence of the theoretical prediction for this process is shown to be systematically improved via a taming of the known $\overline{\text{MS}}$ result, this amounts to resumming logarithmically enhanced small-$x$ terms and implementing a small-$Q$ power correction. The cross section level predictions allow the behaviour of the gluon PDF in the low $(x, Q)$ domain to be determined.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.374.0040
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