Measurement of the D+/- production asymmetry in 7 TeV pp collisions

R. Aaij, J.F.J. van den Brand, F. Dettori, T.J. Ketel, R. Koopman, R.W. Lambert, M.H.M. Merk, H.G. Raven, M. Schiller, S. Tolk, Collaboration LHCb

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The asymmetry in the production cross-section σ of D± mesons,AP=σ(D+)-σ(D-)σ(D+)+σ(D-), is measured in bins of pseudorapidity η and transverse momentum p<inf>T</inf> within the acceptance of the LHCb detector. The result is obtained with a sample of D+→KS0π+ decays corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb-1, collected in pp collisions at a centre of mass energy of 7 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. When integrated over the kinematic range 2.0<p<inf>T</inf><18.0 GeV/c and 2.20<η<4.75, the production asymmetry is A<inf>P</inf>=(-0.96±0.26±0.18)%. The uncertainties quoted are statistical and systematic, respectively. The result assumes that any direct CP violation in the D+→KS0π+ decay is negligible. No significant dependence on η or p<inf>T</inf> is observed. © 2012 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)902-909
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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