Prompt K_short production in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=0.9 TeV

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Abstract / Description of output

The production of mesons in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 0.9 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The luminosity of the analysed sample is determined using a novel technique, involving measurements of the beam currents, sizes and positions, and is found to be 6.8±1.0 μb−1. The differential prompt production cross-section is measured as a function of the transverse momentum and rapidity in the region 0<pT<1.6 GeV/c and 2.5<y<4.0. The data are found to be in reasonable agreement with previous measurements and generator expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Strangeness
  • Production
  • Cross-section
  • Luminosity
  • LHC
  • LHCb


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