Measurements of B-c(+) Production and Mass with the B-c(+) -> J/psi pi(+) Decay

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Measurements of B-c(+) production and mass are performed with the decay mode B-c(+) -> J/psi pi(+) using 0.37 fb(-1) of data collected in pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV by the LHCb experiment. The ratio of the production cross section times branching fraction between the B-c(+) -> J/psi pi(+) and the B+ -> J/psi K+ decays is measured to be (0.68 +/- 0.10(stat) +/- 0.03(syst) +/- 0.05(lifetime))% for B-c(+) and B+ mesons with transverse momenta p(T) > 4 GeV/c and pseudorapidities 2.5 < eta < 4.5. The B-c(+) mass is directly measured to be 6273.7 +/- 1.3(stat) +/- 1.6(syst) MeV/c(2), and the measured mass difference with respect to the B+ meson is M(B-c(+)) - M(B+) = 994.6 +/- 1.3(stat) +/- 0.6(syst) MeV/c(2).
Original languageEnglish
Article number232001
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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