Measurement of the B+ total cross section and B+ differential cross section d σ/ dpT in pp̄ collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV

D. Acosta, T. Affolder, H. Akimoto, M. G. Albrow, P. Amaral, D. Ambrose, D. Amidei, K. Anikeev, J. Antos, G. Apollinari, T. Arisawa, A. Artikov, T. Asakawa, W. Ashmanskas, F. Azfar, P. Azzi-Bacchetta, N. Bacchetta, H. Bachacou, S. Bailey, P. De BarbaraA. Barbaro-Galtieri, V. E. Barnes, B. A. Barnett, S. Baroiant, M. Barone, G. Bauer, F. Bedeschi, S. Belforte, W. H. Bell, G. Bellettini, J. Bellinger, D. Benjamin, J. Bensinger, A. Beretvas, J. P. Berge, J. Berryhill, A. Bhatti, M. Binkley, D. Bisello, M. Bishai, R. E. Blair, C. Blocker, K. Bloom, B. Blumenfeld, S. R. Blusk, A. Bocci, A. Bodek, G. Bolla, Y. Bonushkin, D. Bortoletto, J. Boudreau, A. Brandi, S. Van Den Brink, C. Bromberg, M. Brozovic, E. Brubaker, N. Bruner, E. Buckley-Geer, J. Budagov, H. S. Budd, K. Burkett, G. Busetto, A. Byon-Wagner, K. L. Byrum, S. Cabrera, P. Calafiura, M. Campbell, W. Carithers, J. Carlson, D. Carlsmith, W. Caskey, A. Castro, D. Cauz, A. Cerri, A. W. Chan, P. S. Chang, P. T. Chang, J. Chapman, C. Chen, Y. C. Chen, M. T. Cheng, M. Chertok, G. Chiarelli, I. Chirikov-Zorin, G. Chlachidze, F. Chlebana, L. Christofek, M. L. Chu, J. Y. Chung, Y. S. Chung, C. I. Ciobanu, A. G. Clark, A. P. Colijn, A. Connolly, M. Convery, J. Conway, M. Cordelli, J. Cranshaw, R. Culbertson

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Abstract

We present measurements of the B+ meson total cross section and differential cross section dσ/dpT. The measurements use a 98±4 pb-1 sample of p p̄ collisions at √s=1.8 TeV collected by the CDF detector. Charged B meson candidates are reconstructed through the decay B±→J/ψK± with J/ψ→μ+μ-. The total cross section, measured in the central rapidity region |y|<1.0 for pT(B)>6.0 GeV/c, is 3.6±0.6(stat ⊕ syst) μb. The measured differential cross section is substantially larger than typical QCD predictions calculated to next-to-leading order.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052005
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume65
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Acosta, D., Affolder, T., Akimoto, H., Albrow, M. G., Amaral, P., Ambrose, D., Amidei, D., Anikeev, K., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asakawa, T., Ashmanskas, W., Azfar, F., Azzi-Bacchetta, P., Bacchetta, N., Bachacou, H., Bailey, S., ... Culbertson, R. (2002). Measurement of the B+ total cross section and B+ differential cross section d σ/ dpT in pp̄ collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV. Physical Review D, 65(5), [052005]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.65.052005