Measurement of b hadron fractions in 13 TeV pp collisions MEASUREMENT of b HADRON FRACTIONS in 13 TeV ... AAIJ et al.

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  • © 2019 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 . The production fractions of B̄s0 and Λb0 hadrons, normalized to the sum of B- and B̄0 fractions, are measured in 13 TeV pp collisions using data collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.67 fb-1. These ratios, averaged over the b hadron transverse momenta from 4 to 25 GeV and pseudorapidity from 2 to 5, are 0.122±0.006 for B̄s0, and 0.259±0.018 for Λb0, where the uncertainties arise from both statistical and systematic sources. The Λb0 ratio depends strongly on transverse momentum, while the B̄s0 ratio shows a mild dependence. Neither ratio shows variations with pseudorapidity. The measurements are made using semileptonic decays to minimize theoretical uncertainties. In addition, the ratio of D+ to D0 mesons produced in the sum of B̄0 and B- semileptonic decays is determined as 0.359±0.006±0.009, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic.
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  • Aaij R; Abellán Beteta C; Adeva B; Adinolfi M; Aidala CA; Ajaltouni Z; Akar S; Albicocco P; Albrecht J; Alessio F
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  • 100
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  • 3