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Study of the production of $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline{B}^0$ hadrons in $pp$ collisions and first measurement of the $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi pK^-$ branching fraction

The LHCb collaboration
Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) 011001, 2016

Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC. The product of the $\Lambda_b^0$ ($\overline{B}^0$) differential production cross-section and the branching fraction of the decay $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi pK^-$ ($\overline{B}^0\rightarrow J/\psi\overline{K}^*(892)^0$) is measured as a function of the beauty hadron transverse momentum, $p_{\rm T}$, and rapidity, $y$. The kinematic region of the measurements is $p_{\rm T}<20~{\rm GeV}/c$ and $2.0<y<4.5$. The measurements use a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3{\rm fb}^{-1}$ collected by the LHCb detector in $pp$ collisions at centre-of-mass energies $\sqrt{s}=7~{\rm TeV}$ in 2011 and $\sqrt{s}=8~{\rm TeV}$ in 2012. Based on previous LHCb results of the fragmentation fraction ratio, $f_{\Lambda_B^0}/f_d$, the branching fraction of the decay $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi pK^-$ is measured to be \begin{equation*} \mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi pK^-)= (3.17\pm0.04\pm0.07\pm0.34^{+0.45}_{-0.28})\times10^{-4}, \end{equation*} where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, the third is due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the decay $\overline{B}^0\rightarrow J/\psi\overline{K}^*(892)^0$, and the fourth is due to the knowledge of $f_{\Lambda_b^0}/f_d$. The sum of the asymmetries in the production and decay between $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline{\Lambda}_b^0$ is also measured as a function of $p_{\rm T}$ and $y$. The previously published branching fraction of $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi p\pi^-$, relative to that of $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi pK^-$, is updated. The branching fractions of $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow P_c^+(\rightarrow J/\psi p)K^-$ are determined.

  • Table 1

    Data from Table 3

    10.17182/hepdata.75485.v1/t1

    Products of $\Lambda_b^0$ production cross-sections and the branching fraction $\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow J\psi pK^-)$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in...

  • Table 2

    Data from Table 4

    10.17182/hepdata.75485.v1/t2

    Products of $\Lambda_b^0$ production cross-sections and the branching fraction $\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow J\psi pK^-)$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in...

  • Table 3

    Data from Table 5

    10.17182/hepdata.75485.v1/t3

    Products of $\overline{B}^0$ production cross-sections and $\mathcal{B}(\overline{B}^0 \rightarrow J\psi \overline{K}^{*0})$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in the 2011 data...

  • Table 4

    Data from Table 6

    10.17182/hepdata.75485.v1/t4

    Products of $\overline{B}^0$ production cross-sections and $\mathcal{B}(\overline{B}^0 \rightarrow J\psi \overline{K}^{*0})$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in the 2012 data...

  • Table 5

    Data from Table 7

    10.17182/hepdata.75485.v1/t5

    Asymmetries $a_{\rm p+d}$ $(\%)$ of $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline{\Lambda}_b^0$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ for the 2011 and 2012 samples.

  • Table 6

    Data from Table 7

    10.17182/hepdata.75485.v1/t6

    Asymmetries $a_{\rm p+d}$ $(\%)$ of $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline{\Lambda}_b^0$ in bins of $y$ for the 2011 and 2012 samples.

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