Electromagnetic heavy-lepton pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

Sengul M. Y. , Guclu M. C. , Mercan O., Karakus N. G.

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.76, no.8, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4269-4


We calculate the cross sections of electromagnetic productions of muon- and tauon-pair productions from the ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Since the Compton wavelengths of muon and tauon are comparable to the radius of the colliding ions, nuclear form factors play important roles for calculating the cross sections. Recent measurement (Abrahamyan et al., Phys Rev Lett 108: 112502, 2012) indicates that the neutrons are differently distributed from the protons; therefore this affects the cross section of the heavy-lepton pair production. In order to see the effects of the neutron distributions in the nucleus, we used analytical expression of the Fourier transforms of the Wood-Saxon distribution. Cross section calculations show that the Wood-Saxon distribution function is more sensitive to the parameter R compared to the parameter a.