Measurement of the fragmentation fraction ratio f(s)/f(d) and its dependence on B meson kinematics

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The relative production rate of B-s(0) and B-0 mesons is determined with the hadronic decays B-s(0) -> D-s(-)pi(+) and B-0 -> D- K+. The measurement uses data corresponding to 1.0 fb(-1) of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of root s = 7 TeV recorded in the forward region with the LHCb experiment. The ratio of production rates, f(s)/f(d), is measured to be 0.238 +/- 0.004 +/- 0.015 +/- 0.021, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third theoretical. This is combined with a previous LHCb measurement to obtain f(s)/f(d) = 0.256 +/- 0.020. The dependence of f(s)/f(d) on the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity of the B meson is determined using the decays B-s(0) -> D-s(-)pi(+) and B-0 -> D-pi(+). There is evidence for a decrease with increasing transverse momentum, whereas the ratio remains constant as a function of pseudorapidity. In addition, the ratio of branching fractions of the decays B-0 -> D-K+ and B-0 -> D-pi(+) is measured to be 0.0822 +/- 0.0011 (stat) +/- 0.0025 (syst).
Original languageEnglish
Article number001
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Branching fraction
  • B physics
  • Flavor physics


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