We argue that the inclusive J/ψ production in proton-proton collisions might get significant contribution from fusion of three gluons. We analyze numerically the subprocesses with direct formation of J/ψ from three gluons, and with formation of J/ψ + g states. We found that numerically the three-gluon fusion gives a substantial contribution to the J/ψ production, and is able to describe the experimentally observed shapes of the rapidity, momenta and multiplicity distributions. We also demonstrate that description of rapid multiplicity growth seen in experiment presents a challenge in approaches based on gluon-gluon fusion. For this reason we believe that the available multiplicity dependence data provide a strong evidence in favor of the 3-gluon mechanism of J/ψ production.
|Proceedings of Science
|Published - 2019
|2019 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2019 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 10 Jul 2019 → 17 Jul 2019