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Measurement of the fragmentation fraction ratio fs/fd and its dependence on B meson kinematics


LHCb Collaboration; et al; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Vollhardt, A (2013). Measurement of the fragmentation fraction ratio fs/fd and its dependence on B meson kinematics. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013:1.

Abstract

The relative production rate of B0s and B 0 mesons is determined with the hadronic decays B0s→D−sπ+ and B 0 → D − K +. The measurement uses data corresponding to 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=7 TeV recorded in the forward region with the LHCb experiment. The ratio of production rates, f s /f d , is measured to be 0.238 ± 0.004 ± 0.015 ± 0.021, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third theoretical. This is combined with a previous LHCb measurement to obtain f s /f d  = 0.256 ± 0.020. The dependence of f s /f d on the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity of the B meson is determined using the decays B0s→D−sπ+ and B 0 → D −π+. There is evidence for a decrease with increasing transverse momentum, whereas the ratio remains constant as a function of pseudorapidity. In addition, the ratio of branching fractions of the decays B 0 → D − K + and B 0 → D −π+ is measured to be 0.0822 ± 0.0011 (stat) ± 0.0025 (syst).

Abstract

The relative production rate of B0s and B 0 mesons is determined with the hadronic decays B0s→D−sπ+ and B 0 → D − K +. The measurement uses data corresponding to 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=7 TeV recorded in the forward region with the LHCb experiment. The ratio of production rates, f s /f d , is measured to be 0.238 ± 0.004 ± 0.015 ± 0.021, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third theoretical. This is combined with a previous LHCb measurement to obtain f s /f d  = 0.256 ± 0.020. The dependence of f s /f d on the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity of the B meson is determined using the decays B0s→D−sπ+ and B 0 → D −π+. There is evidence for a decrease with increasing transverse momentum, whereas the ratio remains constant as a function of pseudorapidity. In addition, the ratio of branching fractions of the decays B 0 → D − K + and B 0 → D −π+ is measured to be 0.0822 ± 0.0011 (stat) ± 0.0025 (syst).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:20 Feb 2014 10:27
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:37
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2013)001

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