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A new algorithm for identifying the flavour of B0smesons at LHCb

  • Author(s): Aaij, R
  • Abellán Beteta, C
  • Adeva, B
  • Adinolfi, M
  • Affolder, A
  • Ajaltouni, Z
  • Akar, S
  • Albrecht, J
  • Alessio, F
  • Alexander, M
  • Ali, S
  • Alkhazov, G
  • Alvarez Cartelle, P
  • Alves, AA
  • Amato, S
  • Amerio, S
  • Amhis, Y
  • An, L
  • Anderlini, L
  • Andreassi, G
  • Andreotti, M
  • Andrews, JE
  • Appleby, RB
  • Aquines Gutierrez, O
  • Archilli, F
  • D'Argent, P
  • Artamonov, A
  • Artuso, M
  • Aslanides, E
  • Auriemma, G
  • Baalouch, M
  • Bachmann, S
  • Back, JJ
  • Badalov, A
  • Baesso, C
  • Baldini, W
  • Barlow, RJ
  • Barschel, C
  • Barsuk, S
  • Barter, W
  • Batozskaya, V
  • Battista, V
  • Bay, A
  • Beaucourt, L
  • Beddow, J
  • Bedeschi, F
  • Bediaga, I
  • Bel, LJ
  • Bellee, V
  • Belloli, N
  • Belyaev, I
  • Ben-Haim, E
  • Bencivenni, G
  • Benson, S
  • Benton, J
  • Berezhnoy, A
  • Bernet, R
  • Bertolin, A
  • Betti, F
  • Bettler, MO
  • Van Beuzekom, M
  • Bifani, S
  • Billoir, P
  • Bird, T
  • Birnkraut, A
  • Bizzeti, A
  • Blake, T
  • Blanc, F
  • Blouw, J
  • Blusk, S
  • Bocci, V
  • Bondar, A
  • Bondar, N
  • Bonivento, W
  • Borgheresi, A
  • Borghi, S
  • Borisyak, M
  • Borsato, M
  • Bowcock, TJV
  • Bowen, E
  • Bozzi, C
  • Braun, S
  • Britsch, M
  • Britton, T
  • Brodzicka, J
  • Brook, NH
  • Buchanan, E
  • Burr, C
  • Bursche, A
  • Buytaert, J
  • Cadeddu, S
  • et al.

Published Web Location

http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/05/P05010
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Abstract

© CERN 2016 for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration. A new algorithm for the determination of the initial flavour of B0smesons is presented. The algorithm is based on two neural networks and exploits the b hadron production mechanism at a hadron collider. The first network is trained to select charged kaons produced in association with the B0 s meson. The second network combines the kaon charges to assign the B0 s flavour and estimates the probability of a wrong assignment. The algorithm is calibrated using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1collected by the LHCb experiment in protonproton collisions at 7 and 8 TeV centre-of-mass energies. The calibration is performed in two ways: by resolving the B0sB0sflavour oscillations in B0s→D-sφ+decays, and by analysing flavour-specific B∗s2(5840)0→ B+K-decays. The tagging power measured in B0s→ D-sφ+decays is found to be (1:80 ± 0:19 (stat) ± 0:18 (syst))%, which is an improvement of about 50% compared to a similar algorithm previously used in the LHCb experiment.

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