Measurement of $\sigma(pp \to b \bar{b} X)$ at $\sqrt{s}=7~\rm{TeV}$ in the forward region

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, R. ; Abellan Beteta, C. ; Adeva, B. ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 694 (2010) 209-216, 2010.
Inspire Record 867355 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.60039

Decays of $b$ hadrons into final states containing a $D^0$ meson and a muon are used to measure the $b\bar{b}$ production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. In the pseudorapidity interval $2 < \eta < 6$ and integrated over all transverse momenta we find that the average cross-section to produce $b$-flavoured or $\bar{b}$-flavoured hadrons is ($75.3 \pm 5.4 \pm 13.0$) microbarns.

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The cross section for b-flavoured hadrons (HADRON/B) as a function of pseudorapidity in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Cross sections are shown using fragmentation fractions both from LEP and from the Tevatron. See comment above regarding this latter point.

The cross section for b-flavoured hadrons (HADRON/B) over the pseudorapidity range 2.0-6.0 in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Cross sections are shown using fragmentation fractions both from LEP and from the Tevatron. See comment above regarding this latter point.


Prompt $K^0_s$ production in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=0.9~\rm{TeV}$

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, R ; Abellan Beteta, C ; Adeva, B ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 693 (2010) 69-80, 2010.
Inspire Record 865584 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.55676

The production of K_short mesons in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 0.9 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The luminosity of the analysed sample is determined using a novel technique, involving measurements of the beam currents, sizes and positions, and is found to be 6.8 +/- 1.0 microbarn^-1. The differential prompt K_short production cross-section is measured as a function of the K_short transverse momentum and rapidity in the region 0 &lt; pT &lt; 1.6 GeV/c and 2.5 &lt; y &lt; 4.0. The data are found to be in reasonable agreement with previous measurements and generator expectations.

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The measured cross sections as a function of transverse momentum for prompt K0S production in three rapidity regions. The first systematic error is the uncorrelated systemtatic error and the second is the systematic error correlated across bins.

The double differential prompt K0S production cross section in three rapidity bands.

The double differential prompt K0S production cross section in the rapidity band 2.5 to 4.0.