Heavy quark production in 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy pp collisions at the LHC is not necessarily flavour symmetric. The production asymmetry, A P, between Ds+ and Ds- mesons is studied using the φπ ± decay mode in a data sample of 1.0fb -1 collected with the LHCb detector. The difference between π + and π - detection efficiencies is determined using the ratios of fully reconstructed to partially reconstructed D ± decays. The overall production asymmetry in the Ds± rapidity region 2.0 to 4.5 with transverse momentum larger than 2 GeV is measured to be A P=(-0.33±0.22±0.10)%. This result can constrain models of heavy flavour production.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jul 2012|
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We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and at the LHCb institutes, and acknowledge support from the National Agencies: CAPES , CNPq , FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); CERN ; NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF , DFG , HGF and MPG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (The Netherlands); SCSR (Poland); ANCS (Romania); MinES of Russia and Rosatom (Russia); MICINN , XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NAS Ukraine (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We also acknowledge the support received from the ERC under FP7 and the Region Auvergne .
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics