Heavy flavour decay muon production at forward rapidity in proton-proton collisions at root s=7 TeV


Abelev B., Adam J., Adamova D., Adare A. M., Aggarwal M. M., Rinella G. A., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.708, no.3-5, pp.265-275, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 708 Issue: 3-5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.01.063
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-275
  • Keywords: LHC, ALICE experiment, pp collisions, Single muons, Heavy flavour production, PRODUCTION CROSS-SECTION, BOTTOM-QUARK PRODUCTION, P(P)OVER-BAR COLLISIONS, HADRON-COLLISIONS, J/PSI PRODUCTION, PP COLLISIONS, ALICE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The production of muons from heavy flavour decays is measured at forward rapidity in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV collected with the ALICE experiment at the LHC. The analysis is carried out on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity L-int = 16.5 nb(-1). The transverse momentum and rapidity differential production cross sections of muons from heavy flavour decays are measured in the rapidity range 2.5 < y <4, over the transverse momentum range 2 < p(t) < 12 GeV/c. The results are compared to predictions based on perturbative QCD calculations. (C) 2012 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.