Exclusive dilepton production at forward rapidities in PbPb collisions
Instituto de Física e Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Caixa Postal 354, CEP 96010-900, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
2 Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Caixa Postal 68528, CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Accepted: 1 March 2021
Published online: 8 March 2021
The dilepton production at forward rapidities in diffractive and exclusive processes present in ultraperipheral PbPb collisions at the LHC is investigated. Predictions for the , and cross sections are presented taking into account of realistic cuts that can be implemented by the LHCb Collaboration in a future experimental analysis. Our results indicate that the background associated with the diffractive production can be strongly suppressed and the exclusive processes can be cleanly separated. For the production, the semi and purely leptonic decay channels are considered. Our results indicate that a future experimental analysis of the dilepton production at the LHCb is feasible and can be useful to search for BSM physics.
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