Study of the production of A<sup>0</sup><inf>b</inf>and B<sup>0</sup> hadrons in pp collisions and first measurement of the ∧<sup>o</sup><inf>b</inf>→J/ΨpK branching fraction

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, G. AndreassiM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. D'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, 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, L. J. Bel, V. Bellee, N. Belloli, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, P. Billoir, T. Bird, A. Birnkraut, A. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, S. Braun, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, E. Buchanan, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez

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Abstract

The product of the Λ 0 b(B 0) differential production cross-section and the branching fraction of the decay Λ 0 bJ= pK.. (B0!J= K Λ (892)0) is measured as a function of the beauty hadron transverse momentum, pT, and rapidity, y. The kinematic region of the measurements is pT >20 GeV=c and 2:0>y>4:5. The measurements use a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3fb..1 collected by the LHCb detector in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies ps = 7 TeV in 2011 and ps = 8 TeV in 2012. Based on previous LHCb results of the fragmentation fraction ratio, fΛ0 b =fd, the branching fraction of the decay Λ0 b!J= pK.. is measured to be B(Λ0 bJ= pK..)=(3:17±0:04±0:07±0:34+0:45 ..0:28 )10..4 ; where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, the third is due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the decay B0J= K Λ (892)0, and the fourth is due to the knowledge of fΛ0 b =fd. The sum of the asymmetries in the production and decay between Λ0 b and Λ 0 b is also measured as a function of pT and y. The previously published branching fraction of Λ0 b ! J= p.., relative to that of Λ0 b ! J= pK.., is updated. The branching fractions of Λ0 b!P+ c (!J= p)K.. are determined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011001
JournalChinese Physics C
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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