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Article

Publication Date

10-28-2020

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.102.072008

Abstract

The PHENIX experiment has measured the spin alignment for inclusive J/ψ→e+e− decays in proton-proton collisions at √s=510  GeV at midrapidity. The angular distributions have been measured in three different polarization frames, and the three decay angular coefficients have been extracted in a full two-dimensional analysis. Previously, PHENIX saw large longitudinal net polarization at forward rapidity at the same collision energy. This analysis at midrapidity, complementary to the previous PHENIX results, sees no sizable polarization in the measured transverse momentum range of 0.0

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