Measurement of the Bc− meson production fraction and asymmetry in 7 and 13 TeV pp collisions

LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

The production fraction of the Bc-meson with respect to the sum of B- A nd B0 mesons is measured in both 7 and 13 TeV center-of-mass (c.m.) energy pp collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), using the LHCb detector. The rate, approximately 3.7 per mille, does not change with energy, but shows a transverse momentum dependence. The Bc-Bc+ production asymmetry is also measured and is consistent with zero within the determined statistical and systematic uncertainties of a few percent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112006
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume100
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2019

Funding

FundersFunder number
Not addedST/N000250/1, 1796908, ST/L003163/1, ST/N000242/1
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme792684
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/N000331/1, GRIDPP

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