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Title: Measurement of the $$B_c^{\pm}$$ production cross section in $$p\bar{p}$$ collisions at $$\sqrt{s}=1.96$$ TeV

Here, we describe a measurement of the ratio of the cross sections times branching fractions of the Bc+ meson in the decay mode Bc+ → J/ψμ+ν to the B+ meson in the decay mode B+ → J/ψK+ in proton-antiproton collisions at center-of-mass energy √s = 1.96 TeV. The measurement is based on the complete CDF Run II data set, which comes from an integrated luminosity of 8.7 fb-1. The ratio of the production cross sections times branching fractions for Bc+ and B+ mesons with momentum transverse to the beam greater than 6 GeV/c and rapidity magnitude smaller than 0.6 is 0.211 ± 0.012(stat)-0.020+0.021(syst). Using the known B+ → J/ψK+ branching fraction, the known B+ production cross section, and a selection of the predicted Bc+ → J/ψμ+ν branching fractions, the range for the total Bc+ production cross section is estimated.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1248042
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--16-008-E-PPD; arXiv:1601.03819
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1415579
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CDF Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS