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Determination of the ratio of $b$-quark fragmentation fractions $f_s/f_d$ in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2015cda
Pages (from-to)262001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 30 Dec 2015


With an integrated luminosity of 2.47 fb$^{-1}$ recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, the exclusive decays $B_{s}^{0}\rightarrow J/\psi\phi$ and $B_{d}^{0}\rightarrow J/\psi K^{*0}$ of $B$ mesons produced in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV are used to determine the ratio of fragmentation fractions $f_s/f_d$. From the observed $B_{s}^{0}\rightarrow J/\psi\phi$ and $B_{d}^{0}\rightarrow J/\psi K^{*0}$ yields, the quantity $\frac{f_s}{f_d}\frac{\mathcal{B}(B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow J/\psi \phi)}{\mathcal{B}(B_{d}^{0} \rightarrow J/\psi K^{*0})}$ is measured to be 0.199 $\pm$ 0.004(stat) $\pm$ 0.008(sys). Using a recent theory prediction for $\frac{\mathcal{B}(B_{s}^{0}\rightarrow J/\psi\phi)}{\mathcal{B}(B_{d}^{0}\rightarrow J/\psi K^{*0})}$ yields $\frac{f_s}{f_d} =$ 0.240 $\pm$ 0.004(stat) $\pm$ 0.010(sys) $\pm$ 0.017(th). This result is based on a new approach that provides a significant improvement of the world average.

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