First measurement of the charge asymmetry in beauty-quark pair production

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. Andreassen & 76 others M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, A. Carbone

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The difference in the angular distributions between beauty quarks and antiquarks, referred to as the charge asymmetry, is measured for the first time in bb̄ pair production at a hadron collider. The data used correspond to an integrated luminosity of 1.0fb-1 collected at 7 TeV center-of-mass energy in proton-proton collisions with the LHCb detector. The measurement is performed in three regions of the invariant mass of the bb̄ system. The results obtained are ACbb̄(40<Mbb̄<75GeV/c2)=0.4±0.4±0.3%, ACbb̄(75<Mbb̄<105GeV/c2)=2.0±0.9±0.6%, ACbb̄(Mbb̄>105GeV/c2)=1.6±1.7±0.6%, where ACbb̄ is defined as the asymmetry in the difference in rapidity between jets formed from the beauty quark and antiquark, where in each case the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. The beauty jets are required to satisfy 2<η<4, ET>20GeV, and have an opening angle in the transverse plane Δφ>2.6rad. These measurements are consistent with the predictions of the standard model. © Published by the American Physical Society.
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JournalPhysical Review Letters
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2014
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Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., ... Carbone, A. (2014). First measurement of the charge asymmetry in beauty-quark pair production. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.082003
Aaij, R. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; Affolder, A. ; Ajaltouni, Z. ; Akar, S. ; Albrecht, J. ; Alessio, F. ; Alexander, M. ; Ali, S. ; Alkhazov, G. ; Alvarez Cartelle, P. ; Alves, A. A. ; Amato, S. ; Amerio, S. ; Amhis, Y. ; An, L. ; Anderlini, L. ; Anderson, J. ; Andreassen, R. ; Andreotti, M. ; Andrews, J. E. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Baalouch, M. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Badalov, A. ; Balagura, V. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Batozskaya, V. ; Battista, V. ; Bay, A. ; Beaucourt, L. ; Beddow, J. ; Bedeschi, F. ; Bediaga, I. ; Belogurov, S. ; Belous, K. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Berezhnoy, A. ; Bernet, R. ; Bettler, M. O. ; Van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bird, T. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Bjørnstad, P. M. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blouw, J. ; Blusk, S. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borgia, A. ; Borsato, M. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bowen, E. ; Bozzi, C. ; Brambach, T. ; Van Den Brand, J. ; Bressieux, J. ; Brett, D. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brodzicka, J. ; Brook, N. H. ; Brown, H. ; Bursche, A. ; Busetto, G. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Calabrese, R. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Camboni, A. ; Campana, P. ; Campora Perez, D. ; Carbone, A. / First measurement of the charge asymmetry in beauty-quark pair production. In: Physical Review Letters. 2014.
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In: Physical Review Letters, 20.08.2014.

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AU - Adeva, B.

AU - Adinolfi, M.

AU - Affolder, A.

AU - Ajaltouni, Z.

AU - Akar, S.

AU - Albrecht, J.

AU - Alessio, F.

AU - Alexander, M.

AU - Ali, S.

AU - Alkhazov, G.

AU - Alvarez Cartelle, P.

AU - Alves, A. A.

AU - Amato, S.

AU - Amerio, S.

AU - Amhis, Y.

AU - An, L.

AU - Anderlini, L.

AU - Anderson, J.

AU - Andreassen, R.

AU - Andreotti, M.

AU - Andrews, J. E.

AU - Appleby, R. B.

AU - Aquines Gutierrez, O.

AU - Archilli, F.

AU - Artamonov, A.

AU - Artuso, M.

AU - Aslanides, E.

AU - Auriemma, G.

AU - Baalouch, M.

AU - Bachmann, S.

AU - Back, J. J.

AU - Badalov, A.

AU - Balagura, V.

AU - Baldini, W.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Barschel, C.

AU - Barsuk, S.

AU - Barter, W.

AU - Batozskaya, V.

AU - Battista, V.

AU - Bay, A.

AU - Beaucourt, L.

AU - Beddow, J.

AU - Bedeschi, F.

AU - Bediaga, I.

AU - Belogurov, S.

AU - Belous, K.

AU - Belyaev, I.

AU - Ben-Haim, E.

AU - Bencivenni, G.

AU - Benson, S.

AU - Benton, J.

AU - Berezhnoy, A.

AU - Bernet, R.

AU - Bettler, M. O.

AU - Van Beuzekom, M.

AU - Bien, A.

AU - Bifani, S.

AU - Bird, T.

AU - Bizzeti, A.

AU - Bjørnstad, P. M.

AU - Blake, T.

AU - Blanc, F.

AU - Blouw, J.

AU - Blusk, S.

AU - Bocci, V.

AU - Bondar, A.

AU - Bondar, N.

AU - Bonivento, W.

AU - Borghi, S.

AU - Borgia, A.

AU - Borsato, M.

AU - Bowcock, T. J.V.

AU - Bowen, E.

AU - Bozzi, C.

AU - Brambach, T.

AU - Van Den Brand, J.

AU - Bressieux, J.

AU - Brett, D.

AU - Britsch, M.

AU - Britton, T.

AU - Brodzicka, J.

AU - Brook, N. H.

AU - Brown, H.

AU - Bursche, A.

AU - Busetto, G.

AU - Buytaert, J.

AU - Cadeddu, S.

AU - Calabrese, R.

AU - Calvi, M.

AU - Calvo Gomez, M.

AU - Camboni, A.

AU - Campana, P.

AU - Campora Perez, D.

AU - Carbone, A.

PY - 2014/8/20

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