Simultaneous production of lepton pairs in ultraperipheral relativistic heavy ion collisions

Kurban E., Guclu M. C.

Physical Review C, vol.96, no.4, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.96.044913
  • Journal Name: Physical Review C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017 American Physical Society.We calculate the total cross sections and probabilities of electromagnetic productions of electron, muon, and tauon pairs simultaneously. At the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the available electromagnetic energy is sufficient to produce all kinds of leptons coherently. The masses of muons and tauons are large, so their Compton wavelengths are small enough to interact with the colliding nuclei. Therefore, the realistic nuclear form factors are included in the calculations of electromagnetic pair productions. The cross section calculations show that, at LHC energies, the probabilities of simultaneous productions of all kinds of leptons are increased significantly compared to energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Experimentally, observing this simultaneous production can give us important information about strong QED.