Measurement of the B Meson Differential Cross Section dσ/dpT in pp¯ Collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents the first direct measurement of the B meson differential cross section dσ/dpT in pp̄ collisions at s=1.8 TeV using a sample of 19.3±0.7 pb-1 accumulated by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The cross section is measured in the central rapidity region |y|<1 for pTB>6.0 GeV /c by fully reconstructing the B meson decays B+→J/ψK+ and B0→J/ψK*0892, where J/ψ→μ+μ- and K*0→K+π-. A comparison is made to the theoretical QCD prediction calculated at next-to-leading order. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Albrow, M. G., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., Antos, J., Anway-Wiese, C., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 113

publication date

  • August 1995