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Measurement of exclusive ρ7700  photoproduction in ultraperipheral pPb collisions at sNN=5.02Te.


Exclusive ρ7700 photoproduction is measured for the first time in ultraperipheral pPb collisions at sNN=5.02Te with the CMS detector. The cross section σ(γp→ρ7700p) is 11.0±1.4(stat)±1.0(syst) μ b at ⟨Wγp⟩=92.6Ge for photon-proton centre-of-mass energies Wγp between 29 and 213Ge . The differential cross section dσ/d|t| is measured in the interval 0.025<|t|<1Ge2 as a function of Wγp , where t is the squared four-momentum transfer at the proton vertex. The results are compared with previous measurements and theoretical predictions. The measured cross section σ(γp→ρ7700p) has a power-law dependence on the photon-proton centre-of-mass, consistent with electron-proton collision measurements performed at HERA. The Wγp dependence of the exponential slope of the differential cross section dσ/d|t| is also measured.

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