## Abstract

The ratio of the production cross sections times branching fractions (Formula presented.)(Formula presented.) is studied in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. The kinematic region investigated requires B_{c}^{±} and B^{±} mesons with transverse momentum p_{T} > 15 GeV and rapidity |y| < 1.6. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.1 fb^{−1}. The ratio is determined to be (Formula presented.)(Formula presented.). The B_{c}^{±} → J/ψπ^{±}π^{±}π^{∓} decay is also observed in the same data sample. Using a model-independent method developed to measure the efficiency given the presence of resonant behaviour in the three-pion system, the ratio of the branching fractions (Formula presented.)(Formula presented.) is measured to be (Formula presented.)(Formula presented.), consistent with the previous LHCb result.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original language | English |
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Article number | 63 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 2015 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2015 |

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## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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