B flavour tagging using charm decays at the LHCb experiment

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Abstract

An algorithm is described for tagging the flavour content at production of neutral B mesons in the LHCb experiment. The algorithm exploits the correlation of the flavour of a B meson with the charge of a reconstructed secondary charm hadron from the decay of the other b hadron produced in the proton-proton collision. Charm hadron candidates are identified in a number of fully or partially reconstructed Cabibbo-favoured decay modes. The algorithm is calibrated on the self-tagged decay modes B+ → J/ψK+ and B0 → J/ψK∗0 using 3:0fb.-1 of data collected by the LHCb experiment at pp centre-of-mass energies of 7TeV and 8TeV. Its tagging power on these samples of B → J/ψX decays is (0:30±0:01±0:01)%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP10005
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2015

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Keywords

  • Analysis and statistical methods
  • Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors

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B flavour tagging using charm decays at the LHCb experiment. / The Lhcb Collaboration.

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