We calculate the production of multiple B mesons in hadron collisions, BBBB final states result from multiple parton interactions, higher-order QCD processes, and from overlapping events in the detector. With imperfect detectors and partial phase space coverage such events are the origin of BB and BB events which confuse the signature of B-B mixing and CP violation.
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We thank C.J. Goebel and S. Pakvasa for comments on the manuscript. This research was supported in part by the University of Wisconsin Research Committee with funds granted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and in part by the US Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76ER00881.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics