Publication
Title
Measurement of angular correlations based on secondary vertex reconstruction at = 7 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A measurement of the angular correlations between beauty and anti-beauty hadrons (BB) produced in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the CERN LHC is presented, probing for the first time the region of small angular separation. The B hadrons are identified by the presence of displaced secondary vertices from their decays. The B hadron angular separation is reconstructed from the decay vertices and the primary-interaction vertex. The differential BB production cross section, measured from a data sample collected by CMS and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.1 pb−1, shows that a sizable fraction of the BB pairs are produced with small opening angles. These studies provide a test of QCD and further insight into the dynamics of bb production.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2011
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
3(2011), p. 1-35
Article Reference
136
ISI
000289295300064
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 23.06.2011
Last edited 15.12.2017
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