Measurement of b hadron production fractions in 7 TeV pp collisions

R. Aaji, C. Abellan Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, L. ArrabitoA. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, D. S. Bailey, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, Th Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, 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, 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, S. Brisbane, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, J. M. Caicedo Carvajal, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale

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Measurements of b hadron production ratios in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with an integrated luminosity of 3pb -1 are presented. We study the ratios of strange B meson to light B meson production f s/(f u+f d) and Λb0 baryon to light B meson production f Λb/(f u+f d) as a function of the charmed hadron-muon pair transverse momentum p T and the b hadron pseudorapidity η, for p T between 0 and 14 GeV and η between 2 and 5. We find that f s/(f u+f d) is consistent with being independent of p T and η, and we determine f s/(f u+f d)=0.134±0.004-0.010+0.011, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic. The corresponding ratio f Λb/(f u+f d) is found to be dependent upon the transverse momentum of the charmed hadron-muon pair, f Λb/(f u+f d)=(0.404±0. 017(stat)±0.027(syst)±0.105(Br))×[1-(0.031±0. 004(stat)±0.003(syst))×p T(GeV)], where Br reflects an absolute scale uncertainty due to the poorly known branching fraction B(Λc+→pK -π +). We extract the ratio of strange B meson to light neutral B meson production f s/f d by averaging the result reported here with two previous measurements derived from the relative abundances of B̄s0→Ds+π - to B ̄0→D +K - and B ̄0→ D +π -. We obtain f s/f d=0.267-0. 020+0.021.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número de artículo032008
PublicaciónPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volumen85
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublished - 24 feb 2012
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Física nuclear y de alta energía
  • Física y astronomía (miscelánea)

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