Measurement of the D <inf>s</inf><sup>+</sup>-D <inf>s</inf><sup>-</sup> production asymmetry in 7 TeV pp collisions

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, A. Adametz, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines GutierrezF. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, Th Bauer, A. Bay, J. Beddow, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, C. Blanks, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, A. Bobrov, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. van den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba, G. Casse

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Abstract

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. © 2012 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-195
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adametz, A., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Adrover, C., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amhis, Y., Anderson, J., Appleby, R. B., ... Casse, G. (2012). Measurement of the D <inf>s</inf><sup>+</sup>-D <inf>s</inf><sup>-</sup> production asymmetry in 7 TeV pp collisions. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 186-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.06.001