Measurement of the B meson and b quark cross sections at sqrt s =1.8 TeV using the exclusive decay B0-->J/ psi K*(892)0. Academic Article uri icon


  • 1994 The American Physical Society This paper reports the measurement of the B meson and b quark cross sections through the decay chain B0J/ K*(892)0, J/+-, K*(892)0K+-, using 4.3 pb-1 of data collected at the Collider Detector at Fermilab in pp collisions at qrts=1.8 TeV. We obtain B=1.50.7(stat)0.6(syst) b for B0 mesons with transverse momentum PT>9.0 GeV/c and rapidity y<1.0. Using this result, we find b=3.71.6(stat)1.5(syst) b for b quarks with PT>11.5 GeV/c and rapidity y<1.0. The b quark cross section is compared to next-to-leading order QCD calculations and previous measurements.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev D Part Fields

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Albrow, M., Amidei, D., Anway-Wiese, C., Apollinari, G., Atac, M., ... Clark, A. G.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Abe, F||Albrow, M||Amidei, D||Anway-Wiese, C||Apollinari, G||Atac, M||Auchincloss, P||Azzi, P||Bacchetta, N||Baden, AR||Badgett, W||Bailey, MW||Bamberger, A||Barbaro-Galtieri, A||Barnes, VE||Barnett, BA||Bauer, G||Baumann, T||Bedeschi, F||Behrends, S||Belforte, S||Bellettini, G||Bellinger, J||Benjamin, D||Benlloch, J||Bensinger, J||Beretvas, A||Berge, JP||Bertolucci, S||Biery, K||Bhadra, S||Binkley, M||Bisello, D||Blair, R||Blocker, C||Bodek, A||Bolognesi, V||Booth, AW||Boswell, C||Brandenburg, G||Brown, D||Buckley-Geer, E||Budd, HS||Busetto, G||Byon-Wagner, A||Byrum, KL||Campagnari, C||Campbell, M||Caner, A||Carey, R||Carithers, W||Carlsmith, D||Carroll, JT||Cashmore, R||Castro, A||Cen, Y||Cervelli, F||Chadwick, K||Chapman, J||Chiarelli, G||Chinowsky, W||Cihangir, S||Clark, AG

publication date

  • October 1994