Description: We consider backgrounds to the detection of the two-body hadronic decay modes of neutral B mesons and baryons. The largest background is due to the correlated production of pairs of high-p/sub T/ hadrons in the target, but this can be adequately rejected provided the experimental apparatus has sufficient resolution in mass and decay vertex. Another possible source of background arises from the production and decay of charmed and strange particles. Since these particles can travel considerable distances before decaying, they can give rise to backgrounds which may not be rejectable by means of vertex cut. We have simulated several backgrounds from charm, and we find them to be small compared to the expected level of signal. 8 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs
Date: January 8, 1988
Creator: Kaplan, D.M.; Peng, Jen-Chieh; Abrams, G.S. & Stockdale, I.E.
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