Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in pp collisions at √<i>s</i>=5<i>.</i>02 TeV

Acharya, S, Adamova, D, Adhya, SP, Adler, A, Adolfsson, J, Aggarwal, MM, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z
et al (show 1017 more authors) (2019) Production of muons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in pp collisions at √<i>s</i>=5<i>.</i>02 TeV. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2019 (9). 8-.

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<jats:title>A<jats:sc>bstract</jats:sc> </jats:title> <jats:p>Production cross sections of muons from semi-leptonic decays of charm and beauty hadrons were measured at forward rapidity (2<jats:italic>.</jats:italic>5 <jats:italic>&lt; y &lt;</jats:italic> 4) in proton-proton (pp) collisions at a centre-of-mass energy <jats:inline-formula> <jats:alternatives> <jats:tex-math>$$ \sqrt{s} $$</jats:tex-math> <mml:math xmlns:mml=""> <mml:msqrt> <mml:mi>s</mml:mi> </mml:msqrt> </mml:math> </jats:alternatives> </jats:inline-formula> = 5<jats:italic>.</jats:italic>02 TeV with the ALICE detector at the CERN LHC. The results were obtained in an extended transverse momentum interval, 2 <jats:italic>&lt; p</jats:italic> <jats:sub>T</jats:sub> <jats:italic>&lt;</jats:italic> 20 GeV/<jats:italic>c</jats:italic>, and with an improved precision compared to previous measurements performed in the same rapidity interval at centre-of-mass energies <jats:inline-formula> <jats:alternatives> <jats:tex-math>$$ \sqrt{s} $$</jats:tex-math> <mml:math xmlns:mml=""> <mml:msqrt> <mml:mi>s</mml:mi> </mml:msqrt> </mml:math> </jats:alternatives> </jats:inline-formula> = 2<jats:italic>.</jats:italic>76 and 7 TeV. The <jats:italic>p</jats:italic> <jats:sub>T</jats:sub>- and <jats:italic>y</jats:italic>-differential production cross sections as well as the <jats:italic>p</jats:italic> <jats:sub>T</jats:sub>-differential production cross section ratios between different centre-of-mass energies and different rapidity intervals are described, within experimental and theoretical uncertainties, by predictions based on perturbative QCD.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy Ion Experiments
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 16:15
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 21:00
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2019)008
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