Study of B Meson Production in p+Pb Collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV Using Exclusive Hadronic Decays
Baarmand, Marc M.
Roy, Tuhin S.
Yumiceva, Francisco X.
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The production cross sections of the B+, B0, and Bs 0 mesons, and of their charge conjugates, are measured via exclusive hadronic decays in p+Pb collisions at the center-of-mass energy √SNN = 5.02 TeV with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. The data set used for this analysis corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 34.6 nb-1. The production cross sections are measured in the transverse momentum range between 10 and 60 GeV/c. No significant modification is observed compared to proton-proton perturbative QCD calculations scaled by the number of incoherent nucleon-nucleon collisions. These results provide a baseline for the study of in-medium b quark energy loss in Pb+Pb collisions. © 2016 CERN.