Probing quarkonium production mechanisms with jet substructure

Matthew Baumgart, Adam K. Leibovich, Thomas Mehen, Ira Z. Rothstein

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We use fragmenting jet functions (FJFs) in the context of quarkonia to study the production channels predicted by NRQCD (3S1 (1), 3S1 (8), 1S0 (8), 3PJ (8)). We choose a set of FJFs that give the probability to find a quarkonium with a given momentum fraction inside a cone-algorithm jet with fixed cone size and energy. This observable gives several lever arms that allow one to distinguish different production channels. In particular, we show that at fixed momentum fraction the individual production mechanisms have distinct behaviors as a function of the the jet energy. As a consequence of this fact, we arrive at the robust prediction that if the depolarizing 1S0 (8) matrix element dominates, then the gluon FJF will diminish with increasing energy for fixed momentum fraction, z, and z >0.5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Jets
  • QCD Phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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