With an integrated luminosity of 2.47 fb-1 recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, the exclusive decays Bs0→J/ψφ and Bd0→J/ψK∗0 of B mesons produced in pp collisions at s=7 TeV are used to determine the ratio of fragmentation fractions fs/fd. From the observed Bs0→J/ψφ and Bd0→J/ψK∗0 yields, the quantity (fs/fd)[B(Bs0→J/ψφ)/B(Bd0→J/ψK∗0)] is measured to be 0.199±0.004(stat)±0.008(syst). Using a recent theory prediction for [B(Bs0→J/ψφ)/B(Bd0→J/ψK∗0)] yields (fs/fd)=0.240±0.004(stat)±0.010(syst)±0.017(th). This result is based on a new approach that provides a significant improvement of the world average. © 2015 CERN., for the Atlas Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/» 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.

Determination of the Ratio of b -Quark Fragmentation Fractions fs /fd in pp Collisions at s =7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

BRAZZALE, Simone Federico;COBAL, Marina;GIORDANI, Mario;Monzani, S.;