Discovery and measurement of excited b hadrons at the Collider Detector at Fermilab

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This thesis presents evidence for the B**{sup 0} and {Sigma}{sub b}{sup (*){+-}} hadrons in proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV, using data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. In the search for B**{sup 0} {yields} B{sup {+-}} {pi}{sup {-+}}, two B{sup {+-}} decays modes are reconstructed: B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{Upsilon}K{sup {+-}}, where J/{Upsilon} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, and B{sup {+-}} {yields} {bar D}{sup 0}{pi}{sup {+-}}, where {bar D}{sup 0} {yields} K{sup {+-}} {pi}{sup {+-}}. Both modes are reconstructed using 370 {+-} 20 pb{sup -1} of data. Combining the B{sup {+-}} meson with a charged ... continued below

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Pursley, Jennifer Marie & U., /Johns Hopkins June 1, 2007.

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This thesis presents evidence for the B**{sup 0} and {Sigma}{sub b}{sup (*){+-}} hadrons in proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV, using data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. In the search for B**{sup 0} {yields} B{sup {+-}} {pi}{sup {-+}}, two B{sup {+-}} decays modes are reconstructed: B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{Upsilon}K{sup {+-}}, where J/{Upsilon} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, and B{sup {+-}} {yields} {bar D}{sup 0}{pi}{sup {+-}}, where {bar D}{sup 0} {yields} K{sup {+-}} {pi}{sup {+-}}. Both modes are reconstructed using 370 {+-} 20 pb{sup -1} of data. Combining the B{sup {+-}} meson with a charged pion to reconstruct B**{sup 0} led to the observation and measurement of the masses of the two narrow B**{sup 0} states, B{sub 1}{sup 0} and B*{sub 2}{sup 0}, of m(B{sub 1}{sup 0}) = 5734 {+-} 3(stat.) {+-} 2(syst.) MeV/c{sup 2}; m(B*{sub 2}{sup 0}) = 5738 {+-} 5(stat.) {+-} 1(syst.) MeV/c{sup 2}. In the search for {Sigma}{sub b}{sup (*){+-}} {yields} {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}{pi}{sup {+-}}, the {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} is reconstructed in the decay mode {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} {yields} {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}, where {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} {yields} pK{sup -} {pi}{sup +}, using 1070 {+-} 60 pb{sup -1} of data. Upon combining the {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} candidate with a charged pion, all four of the {Sigma}{sub b}{sup (*){+-}} states are observed and their masses measured to be: m({Sigma}{sub b}{sup +}) = 5807.8{sub -2.2}{sup +2.0}(stat.) {+-} 1.7(syst.) MeV/c{sup 2}; m({Sigma}{sub b}{sup -}) = 5815.2 {+-} 1.0(stat.) {+-} 1.7(syst.) MeV/c{sup 2}; m({Sigma}*{sub b}{sup +}) = 5829.0{sub -1.8}{sup +1.6}(stat.){sub -1.8}{sup +1.7}(syst.) MeV/c{sup 2}; M({Sigma}*{sub b}{sup -}) - 5836.4 {+-} 2.0(stat.){sub -1.7}{sup +1.8}(syst.) MeV/c{sup 2}. This is the first observation of {Sigma}{sub b}{sup (*){+-}} baryons.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-THESIS-2007-16
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.2172/913190 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 913190
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc883618

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Pursley, Jennifer Marie & U., /Johns Hopkins. Discovery and measurement of excited b hadrons at the Collider Detector at Fermilab, thesis or dissertation, June 1, 2007; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883618/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.