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Published June 20, 2011 | Published
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Measurement of the B^0 Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at √s=7  TeV


Measurements of the differential production cross sections dσ/dp_T^B and dσ/dy^B for B^0 mesons produced in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV are presented. The data set used was collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 40  pb^(-1). The production cross section is measured from B^0 meson decays reconstructed in the exclusive final state J/ψK_S^0, with the subsequent decays J/ψ→μ^+μ^- and K_S^0→π^+π^-. The total cross section for p_T^B>5  GeV and |y^B|<2.2 is measured to be 33.2±2.5±3.5  μb, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

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© 2011 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 14 April 2011; published 20 June 2011. We wish to congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC machine. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and other CMS institutes, and acknowledge support from: FMSR (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); Academy of Sciences and NICPB (Estonia); Academy of Finland, ME, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); PAEC (Pakistan); SCSR (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan); MST and MAE (Russia); MSTD (Serbia); MICINN and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); STFC (U.K.); DOE and NSF (U.S.).

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