Test of lepton universality with $B^{0} \rightarrow K^{*0}\ell^{+}\ell^{-}$ decays

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, R. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; et al.
JHEP 1708 (2017) 055, 2017.
Inspire Record 1599846 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77815

A test of lepton universality, performed by measuring the ratio of the branching fractions of the B$^{0}$ → K$^{*0}$ μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ and B$^{0}$ → K$^{*0}$ e$^{+}$ e$^{−}$ decays, $ {R}_{K^{*0}} $ , is presented. The K$^{*0}$ meson is reconstructed in the final state K$^{+}$ π$^{−}$, which is required to have an invariant mass within 100 MeV/c$^{2}$ of the known K$^{*}$(892)$^{0}$ mass. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 3 fb$^{−1}$, collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The ratio is measured in two regions of the dilepton invariant mass squared, q$^{2}$, to be $ {R}_{K^{*0}}=\left\{\begin{array}{l}{0.66_{-}^{+}}_{0.07}^{0.11}\left(\mathrm{stat}\right)\pm 0.03\left(\mathrm{syst}\right)\kern1em \mathrm{f}\mathrm{o}\mathrm{r}\kern1em 0.045<{q}^2<1.1\kern0.5em {\mathrm{GeV}}^2/{c}^4,\hfill \\ {}{0.69_{-}^{+}}_{0.07}^{0.11}\left(\mathrm{stat}\right)\pm 0.05\left(\mathrm{syst}\right)\kern1em \mathrm{f}\mathrm{o}\mathrm{r}\kern1em 1.1<{q}^2<6.0\kern0.5em {\mathrm{GeV}}^2/{c}^4.\hfill \end{array}\right. $

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Distributions of the $R(K^{*0})$ delta log-likelihood, $-(\ln L - \ln L_{best})$, for the three trigger categories combined in the low-q2 bin ($0.045 < q^2 < 1.1$ GeV$^{2}/c^4$).

Distributions of the $R(K^{*0})$ delta log-likelihood, $-(\ln L - \ln L_{best})$, for the three trigger categories combined in the central-q2 bin ($1.1 < q^2 < 6.0$ GeV$^{2}/c^4$).


Measurement of the J/ψ pair production cross-section in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=13 $ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1706 (2017) 047, 2017.
Inspire Record 1505592 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.79484

The production cross-section of J/ψ pairs is measured using a data sample of pp collisions collected by the LHCb experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s}=13 $ TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 279 ±11 pb$^{−1}$. The measurement is performed for J/ψ mesons with a transverse momentum of less than 10 GeV/c in the rapidity range 2.0 < y < 4.5. The production cross-section is measured to be 15.2 ± 1.0 ± 0.9 nb. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is systematic. The differential cross-sections as functions of several kinematic variables of the J/ψ pair are measured and compared to theoretical predictions.

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Differential cross-section of $J/\psi$ pair as a function of $p_{T}(J/\psi J/\psi)$.

Differential cross-section of $J/\psi$ pair as a function of $p_{T}(J/\psi)$.

Differential cross-section of $J/\psi$ pair as a function of $y(J/\psi J/\psi)$.

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Measurement of the $b$-quark production cross-section in 7 and 13 TeV $pp$ collisions

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 118 (2017) 052002, 2017.
Inspire Record 1504058 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.79130

Measurements of the cross section for producing b quarks in the reaction pp→bb¯X are reported in 7 and 13 TeV collisions at the LHC as a function of the pseudorapidity η in the range 2<η<5 covered by the acceptance of the LHCb experiment. The measurements are done using semileptonic decays of b-flavored hadrons decaying into a ground-state charmed hadron in association with a muon. The cross sections in the covered η range are 72.0±0.3±6.8 and 154.3±1.5±14.3  μb for 7 and 13 TeV. The ratio is 2.14±0.02±0.13, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. The agreement with theoretical expectation is good at 7 TeV, but differs somewhat at 13 TeV. The measured ratio of cross sections is larger at lower η than the model prediction.

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The cross-section as a function of $\eta$ for $pp \to H_b X$, where $H_b$ is a hadron that contains either a $b$ or a $\bar{b}$ quark, but not both, at center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. To get the differential cross-section in each interval multiply by a factor two.

The cross-section as a function of $\eta$ for $pp \to H_b X$, where $H_b$ is a hadron that contains either a $b$ or a $\bar{b}$ quark, but not both, at center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. To get the differential cross-section in each interval multiply by a factor two.

The ration of the cross-sections as a function of $\eta$ for $pp \to H_b X$, where $H_b$ is a hadron that contains either a $b$ or a $\bar{b}$ quark, but not both, for center-of-mass energies of 13 and 7 TeV. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.


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Measurements of prompt charm production cross-sections in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=5 $ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1706 (2017) 147, 2017.
Inspire Record 1490663 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.74708
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Differential production cross-sections for prompt $D^{0} + \bar{D}^{0}$ mesons in bins of $(p_{\mathrm{T}}, y)$. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is the total systematic.

Differential production cross-sections for prompt $D^{+} + D^{-}$ mesons in bins of $(p_{\mathrm{T}}, y)$. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is the total systematic.

Differential production cross-sections for prompt $D_{s}^{+} + D_{s}^{-}$ mesons in bins of $(p_{\mathrm{T}}, y)$. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is the total systematic.

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Measurement of matter-antimatter differences in beauty baryon decays

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
Nature Phys. (2017), 2017.
Inspire Record 1487273 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76921

Differences in the behaviour of matter and antimatter have been observed in $K$ and $B$ meson decays, but not yet in any baryon decay. Such differences are associated with the non-invariance of fundamental interactions under the combined charge-conjugation and parity transformations, known as $C\!P$ violation. Using data from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, a search is made for $C\!P$-violating asymmetries in the decay angle distributions of $\Lambda^0_b$ baryons decaying to $p\pi^-\pi^+\pi^-$ and $p\pi^-K^+K^-$ final states. These four-body hadronic decays are a promising place to search for sources of $C\!P$ violation both within and beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. We find evidence for $C\!P$ violation in $\Lambda^0_b$ to $p\pi^-\pi^+\pi^-$ decays with a statistical significance corresponding to 3.3 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties. This represents the first evidence for $C\!P$ violation in the baryon sector.

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Binning scheme A is defined to exploit interference patterns arising from the resonant structure of the decay. Bins 1-4 focus on the region dominated by the $\Delta(1232)^{++}\to p\pi^{+}$. The other eight bins are defined to study regions where $p\pi^{-}$ esonances are present (5-8) on either side of the $\rho(770)^{0}\to\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ resonances (5-12). Further splitting for $|\Phi|$ lower or greater than $\pi/2$ is done to reduce potential dilution of asymmetries.

Definition of binning scheme B for the decay mode $\Lambda_b^0\to p\pi^-\pi^+\pi^-$.

For $\Lambda_b^0\to p\pi^-\pi^+\pi^-$ decays, the CP- and P-violating observables, $a^{\hat{T}-odd}_{CP}$ and $a^{\hat{T}-odd}_{P}$, resulting from the fit to the data are listed with their statistical and systematic uncertainties. Each value is obtained through an independent fit to a region of the phase space defined in Scheme A.

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Differential branching fraction and angular moments analysis of the decay $B^0 \to K^+ \pi^- \mu^+ \mu^-$ in the $K^*_{0,2}(1430)^0$ region

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1612 (2016) 065, 2016.
Inspire Record 1486676 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75193
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: Differential branching fraction of $B^0 \to K^+ \pi^- \mu^+ \mu^-$ in bins of $q^2$ for the range $1330<m(K^+ \pi^-)<1530~MeV/c^2$. The first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to the uncertainty on the $B^0 \to J/\psi K^*(892)^0$ and $J/\psi \to \mu\mu$ branching fractions.

Measurement of the normalised moments, $\overline{\Gamma}_{i}$, of the decay $B^0 \to K^+ \pi^- \mu^+ \mu^-$ in the range $1.1< q^2<6.0 GeV^2/c^4$ and $1330<m(K^+ \pi^-)<1530~MeV/c^2$. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.

Full covariance matrix of the normalised moments. The statistical and systematic uncertainties are combined.


Angular analysis of the $B^{0} \to K^{*0} \mu^{+} \mu^{-}$ decay using 3 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Abellán Beteta, Carlos ; Adeva, Bernardo ; et al.
JHEP 1602 (2016) 104, 2016.
Inspire Record 1409497 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.74247

An angular analysis of the B$^{0}$ → K$^{*0}$(→ K$^{+}$ π$^{−}$)μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ decay is presented. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{−1}$ of pp collision data collected at the LHCb experiment. The complete angular information from the decay is used to determine CP-averaged observables and CP asymmetries, taking account of possible contamination from decays with the K$^{+}$ π$^{−}$ system in an S-wave configuration. The angular observables and their correlations are reported in bins of q$^{2}$, the invariant mass squared of the dimuon system. The observables are determined both from an unbinned maximum likelihood fit and by using the principal moments of the angular distribution. In addition, by fitting for q$^{2}$-dependent decay amplitudes in the region 1.1 < q$^{2}$ < 6.0 GeV$^{2}$/c$^{4}$, the zero-crossing points of several angular observables are computed. A global fit is performed to the complete set of CP-averaged observables obtained from the maximum likelihood fit. This fit indicates differences with predictions based on the Standard Model at the level of 3.4 standard deviations. These differences could be explained by contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model, or by an unexpectedly large hadronic effect that is not accounted for in the Standard Model predictions.

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CP-averaged angular observables evaluated by the unbinned maximum likelihood fit.

CP-averaged angular observables evaluated by the unbinned maximum likelihood fit. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic.

CP-asymmetric angular observables evaluated by the unbinned maximum likelihood fit. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic.

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Measurement of forward W and Z boson production in $pp$ collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Abellán Beteta, Carlos ; Adeva, Bernardo ; et al.
JHEP 1601 (2016) 155, 2016.
Inspire Record 1406555 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.71419

Measurements are presented of electroweak boson production using data from pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV. The analysis is based on an integrated luminosity of 2.0 fb$^{−1}$ recorded with the LHCb detector. The bosons are identified in the W → μν and Z → μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ decay channels. The cross-sections are measured for muons in the pseudorapidity range 2.0 < η < 4.5, with transverse momenta p$_{T}$ > 20 GeV/c and, in the case of the Z boson, a dimuon mass within $ 60 < {M}_{\mu }{{{}_{{}^{+}}}_{\mu}}_{{}^{-}}<120 $ GeV/c$^{2}$. The results are $ {\sigma}_W{{}_{{}^{+}}}_{\to \mu }{{}_{{}^{+}}}_{\nu }=1093.6\pm 2.1\pm 7.2\pm 10.9\pm 12.7\ \mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}, $ $ {\sigma}_W{{}_{{}^{-}}}_{\to \mu }{{}_{{}^{-}}}_{\overline{\nu}}=818.4\pm 1.9\pm 5.0\pm 7.0\pm 9.5\ \mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}, $ $ {\sigma}_{\mathrm{Z}\to \mu }{{{}_{{}^{+}}}_{\mu}}_{{}^{-}}=95.0\pm 0.3\pm 0.7\pm 1.1\pm 1.1\ \mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}, $ $ {\sigma}_{Z\to \mu }{{{}_{{}^{+}}}_{\mu}}_{{}^{-}}=95.0\pm 0.3\pm 0.7\pm 1.1\pm 1.1\ \mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}, $ where the first uncertainties are statistical, the second are systematic, the third are due to the knowledge of the LHC beam energy and the fourth are due to the luminosity determination. The evolution of the W and Z boson cross-sections with centre-of-mass energy is studied using previously reported measurements with 1.0 fb$^{−1}$ of data at 7 TeV. Differential distributions are also presented. Results are in good agreement with theoretical predictions at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative quantum chromodynamics.

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Inclusive cross-section for $W^+$ and $W^-$ boson production in bins of muon pseudorapidity. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic, beam and luminosity.

Inclusive cross-section for $Z$ boson production in bins of rapidity. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic, beam and luminosity.

Inclusive cross-section for $Z$ boson production in bins of transverse momentum. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic, beam and luminosity.

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Production of associated Y and open charm hadrons in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV via double parton scattering

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Abellán Beteta, Carlos ; Adeva, Bernardo ; et al.
JHEP 1607 (2016) 052, 2016.
Inspire Record 1399056 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73583

Associated production of bottomonia and open charm hadrons in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV is observed using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb$^{−1}$ accumulated with the LHCb detector. The observation of five combinations, Y(1S)D$^{0}$, Y(2S)D$^{0}$, Y(1S)D$^{+}$, Y(2S)D$^{+}$ and Y(1S)D$_{s}^{+}$ , is reported. Production crosssections are measured for Y(1S)D$^{0}$ and Y(1S)D$^{+}$ pairs in the forward region. The measured cross-sections and the differential distributions indicate the dominance of double parton scattering as the main production mechanism.

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Normalized differential cross-section $\frac{1}{\sigma}\frac{ \mathrm{d}\sigma(\Upsilon(1S)D^0)}{\mathrm{d} p_T(\Upsilon(1S))}$ for $2<y(\Upsilon(1S))<4.5$, $2<y(D^0)<4.5$, $p_T(D^0)>1$ GeV/$c$. Only statistical uncertainties are quoted as systematic uncertainties are found to be negligible. The distribution is normalized to unity.

Normalized differential cross-section $\frac{1}{\sigma}\frac{ \mathrm{d}\sigma(\Upsilon(1S)D^+)}{\mathrm{d} p_T(\Upsilon(1S))}$ for $2<y(\Upsilon(1S))<4.5$, $2<y(D^+)<4.5$, $p_T(D^+)>1$ GeV/$c$. Only statistical uncertainties are quoted as systematic uncertainties are found to be negligible. The distribution is normalized to unity.

Normalized differential cross-section $\frac{1}{\sigma}\frac{ \mathrm{d}\sigma(\Upsilon(1S)D^0)}{\mathrm{d} p_T(D^0)}$ for $2<y(\Upsilon(1S))<4.5$, $2<y(D^0)<4.5$, $p_T(D^0)>1$ GeV/$c$. Only statistical uncertainties are quoted as systematic uncertainties are found to be negligible. The distribution is normalized to unity.

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Measurements of prompt charm production cross-sections in $pp$ collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=13 $ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Abellán Beteta, Carlos ; Adeva, Bernardo ; et al.
JHEP 1603 (2016) 159, 2016.
Inspire Record 1396331 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73066

Production cross-sections of prompt charm mesons are measured with the first data from $pp$ collisions at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of $13\,\mathrm{TeV}$. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of $4.98 \pm 0.19\,\mathrm{pb}^{-1}$ collected by the LHCb experiment. The production cross-sections of $D^{0}$, $D^{+}$, $D_{s}^{+}$, and $D^{*+}$ mesons are measured in bins of charm meson transverse momentum, $p_{\mathrm{T}}$, and rapidity, $y$, and cover the range $0 < p_{\mathrm{T}} < 15\,\mathrm{GeV}/c$ and $2.0 < y < 4.5$. The inclusive cross-sections for the four mesons, including charge conjugation, within the range of $1 < p_{\mathrm{T}} < 8\,\mathrm{GeV}/c$ are found to be \begin{align*} \begin{array}{lcr} \sigma(pp \to D^{0} X) &=& 2460 \pm \phantom{1}3 \pm 130\,\mu\mathrm{b} \\ \sigma(pp \to D^{+} X) &=& 1000 \pm \phantom{1}3 \pm 110\,\mu\mathrm{b} \\ \sigma(pp \to D_{s}^{+} X) &=& 460 \pm 13 \pm 100\,\mu\mathrm{b} \\ \sigma(pp \to D^{*+} X) &=& 880 \pm \phantom{1}5 \pm 140\,\mu\mathrm{b} \end{array} \end{align*} where the uncertainties are due to statistical and systematic uncertainties, respectively.

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Differential production cross-sections in for prompt $D^{0} + \bar{D}^{0}$ mesons in bins of $(p_{\mathrm{T}}, y)$. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is the total systematic.

Differential production cross-sections in for prompt $D^{+} + D^{-}$ mesons in bins of $(p_{\mathrm{T}}, y)$. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is the total systematic.

Differential production cross-sections in for prompt $D_{s}^{+} + D_{s}^{-}$ mesons in bins of $(p_{\mathrm{T}}, y)$. The first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is the total systematic.

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Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in $Z/\gamma^{\ast} \rightarrow \mu^{+}\mu^{-}$ decays and determination of the effective weak mixing angle

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1511 (2015) 190, 2015.
Inspire Record 1394859 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76490

The forward-backward charge asymmetry for the process $ q\overline{q}\to Z/{\gamma}^{\ast}\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-} $ is measured as a function of the invariant mass of the dimuon system. Measurements are performed using proton proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1 fb$^{−1}$ and 2 fb$^{−1}$ respectively. Within the Standard Model the results constrain the effective electroweak mixing angle to be $ { \sin}^2{\theta}_{\mathrm{W}}^{\mathrm{eff}}=0.23142\pm 0.00073\pm 0.00052\pm 0.00056, $ where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third theoretical. This result is in agreement with the current world average, and is one of the most precise determinations at hadron colliders to date.

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Values for $A_{\rm{FB}}$ with the statistical and positive and negative systematic uncertainties for $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV data. The theoretical uncertainties presented in this table, corresponding to the PDF, scale and FSR uncertainties described in Sec. 5, affect only the predictions of $A_{\rm{FB}}$ and the sin$^2\theta^{\rm{eff}}_{\rm W}$ determination, and do not apply to the uncertainties on the measured $A_{\rm{FB}}$.

Values for $A_{\rm{FB}}$ with the statistical and positive and negative systematic uncertainties for $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV data. The theoretical uncertainties presented in this table, corresponding to the PDF, scale and FSR uncertainties described in Sec. 5, affect only the predictions of $A_{\rm{FB}}$ and the sin$^2\theta^{\rm{eff}}_{\rm W}$ determination, and do not apply to the uncertainties on the measured $A_{\rm{FB}}$.


Forward production of $\Upsilon$ mesons in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ and 8TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1511 (2015) 103, 2015.
Inspire Record 1392456 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.249

The production of Υ mesons in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector using data samples corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb$^{−1}$ and 2 fb$^{−1}$ respectively. The production cross-sections and ratios of cross-sections are measured as functions of the meson transverse momentum p and rapidity y, for p < 30 GeV/c and 2.0 < y < 4.5.

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Double-differential cross-section $\mathrm{d}^2 \sigma ( pp \to ( \Upsilon \to \mu^+ \mu^- ) X ) / \mathrm{d} p_T/\mathrm{d}y$ [pb/(GeV/$c$)] for $2.0 < y < 2.5$.

Double-differential cross-section $\mathrm{d}^2 \sigma ( pp \to ( \Upsilon \to \mu^+ \mu^- ) X ) / \mathrm{d} p_T/\mathrm{d}y$ [pb/(GeV/$c$)] for $2.0 < y < 2.5$.

Double-differential cross-section $\mathrm{d}^2 \sigma ( pp \to ( \Upsilon \to \mu^+ \mu^- ) X ) / \mathrm{d} p_T/\mathrm{d}y$ [pb/(GeV/$c$)].

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Measurement of forward $J/\psi$ production cross-sections in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1510 (2015) 172, 2015.
Inspire Record 1391511 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70048

The production of J/ψ mesons in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s}=13 $ TeV is studied with the LHCb detector. Cross-section measurements are performed as a function of the transverse momentum p$_{T}$ and the rapidity y of the J/ψ meson in the region p$_{T}$ < 14 GeV/c and 2.0 < y < 4.5, for both prompt J/ψ mesons and J/ψ mesons from b-hadron decays. The production cross-sections integrated over the kinematic coverage are 15.30 ± 0.03 ± 0.86 μb for prompt J/ψ and 2.34 ± 0.01 ± 0.13 μb for J/ψ from b-hadron decays, assuming zero polarization of the J/ψ meson. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. The cross-section reported for J/ψ mesons from b-hadron decays is used to extrapolate to a total $ b\overline{b} $ cross-section. The ratios of the cross-sections with respect to $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV are also determined.

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Double differential cross-section for prompt $J/\psi$ mesons as a function of $p_\perp$ in bins of $y$. The first uncertainties are statistical, the second are the correlated systematic uncertainties shared between bins and the last are the uncorrelated systematic uncertainties.

Double differential cross-section for $J/\psi$-from-$b$ mesons as a function of $p_\perp$ in bins of $y$. The first uncertainties are statistical, the second are the correlated systematic uncertainties shared between bins and the last are the uncorrelated systematic uncertainties.

The fraction of $J/\psi$-from-$b$ mesons (in %) in bins of the $J/\psi$ $p_\perp$ and $y$. The uncertainties are statistical only. The systematic uncertainties are negligible.

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Study of the production of $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline{B}^0$ hadrons in $pp$ collisions and first measurement of the $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow J/\psi pK^-$ branching fraction

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, R. ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) 011001, 2016.
Inspire Record 1391317 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75485

The product of the differential production cross-section and the branching fraction of the decay is measured as a function of the beauty hadron transverse momentum, p(T), and rapidity, y. The kinematic region of the measurements is p(T) < 20 GeV/c and 2.0 < y < 4.5. The measurements use a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3fb(−)(1) collected by the LHCb detector in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies in 2011 and in 2012. Based on previous LHCb results of the fragmentation fraction ratio the branching fraction of the decay is measured to bewhere the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, the third is due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the decay B̅(0) → J/ψK̅*(892)(0), and the fourth is due to the knowledge of . The sum of the asymmetries in the production and decay between and is also measured as a function of p(T) and y. The previously published branching fraction of , relative to that of , is updated. The branching fractions of are determined.

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Products of $\Lambda_b^0$ production cross-sections and the branching fraction $\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow J\psi pK^-)$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in the 2011 data sample.

Products of $\Lambda_b^0$ production cross-sections and the branching fraction $\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow J\psi pK^-)$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in the 2012 data sample.

Products of $\overline{B}^0$ production cross-sections and $\mathcal{B}(\overline{B}^0 \rightarrow J\psi \overline{K}^{*0})$ in bins of $p_\rm{T}$ and $y$ in the 2011 data sample.

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First measurement of the differential branching fraction and $C\!P$ asymmetry of the $B^\pm\to\pi^\pm\mu^+\mu^-$ decay

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1510 (2015) 034, 2015.
Inspire Record 1391325 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75486

The differential branching fraction with respect to the dimuon invariant mass squared, and the CP asymmetry of the B$^{±}$ → π$^{±}$ μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ decay are measured for the first time. The CKM matrix elements |V$_{td}$ | and |V$_{ts}$ |, and the ratio |V$_{td}$ /V$_{ts}$ | are determined. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{−1}$, collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The total branching fraction and CP asymmetry of B$^{±}$ → π$^{±}$ μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ decays are measured to be $ \begin{array}{l}\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^{\pm}\to {\pi}^{\pm }{\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)=\left(1.83\pm 0.24\pm 0.05\right)\times {10^{-}}^8\,\mathrm{and}\hfill \\ {}{\mathcal{A}}_{CP}\left({B}^{\pm}\to {\pi}^{\pm }{\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)=-0.11\pm 0.12\pm 0.01,\hfill \end{array} $ where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. These are the most precise measurements of these observables to date, and they are compatible with the predictions of the Standard Model.

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The results for the differential branching fraction for $B^+ \rightarrow \pi^+\mu^+\mu^-$ in bins of $q^2$.


Angular analysis and differential branching fraction of the decay $B^0_s\to\phi\mu^+\mu^-$

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1509 (2015) 179, 2015.
Inspire Record 1380188 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73774

An angular analysis and a measurement of the differential branching fraction of the decay B$^{s}$  → ϕμ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ are presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{−1}$ of pp collisions recorded by the LHCb experiment at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV. Measurements are reported as a function of q$^{2}$, the square of the dimuon invariant mass and results of the angular analysis are found to be consistent with the Standard Model. In the range 1 < q$^{2}$ < 6 GeV$^{2}$ /c$^{4}$, where precise theoretical calculations are available, the differential branching fraction is found to be more than 3σ below the Standard Model predictions.

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The signal yields for $B_s^0 \to \phi\mu^+\mu^-$ decays, as well as the differential branching fraction relative to the normalisation mode and the absolute differential branching fraction, in bins of $q^2$. The given uncertainties are (from left to right) statistical, systematic, and the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation mode.

(Top) $CP$-averaged angular observables $F_{\rm L}$ and $S_{3,4,7}$ obtained from the unbinned maximum likelihood fit.

(Bottom) $CP$ asymmetries $A_{5,6,8,9}$ obtained from the unbinned maximum likelihood fit.


Measurement of the exclusive Υ production cross-section in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ TeV and 8 TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1509 (2015) 084, 2015.
Inspire Record 1373746 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.72986

A study is presented of central exclusive production of Υ(nS) states, where the Υ(nS) resonances decay to the μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ final state, using pp collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment. The cross-section is measured in the rapidity range 2 < y(Υ) < 4.5 where the muons are reconstructed in the pseudorapidity range 2 < η(μ$^{±}$) < 4.5. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.9 fb$^{−1}$ and was collected at centre-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV. The measured Υ(1S) and Υ(2S) production cross-sections are $ \sigma \left( pp\to pY(1S)p\right)=9.0\pm 2.1\pm 1.7\kern0.5em \mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}\kern0.5em \mathrm{and}\kern0.5em \sigma \left( pp\to pY(2S)p\right)=1.3\pm 0.8\pm 0.3\kern0.5em \mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}, $ where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. The Υ(1S) crosssection is also measured as a function of rapidity and is found to be in good agreement with Standard Model predictions. An upper limit is set at 3.4 pb at the 95% confidence level for the exclusive Υ(3S) production cross-section, including possible contamination from χ$_{b}$ (3P ) → Υ(3S)γ decays.

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Production cross-section for the $\Upsilon(1S)$ resonance in ranges of $\Upsilon(1S)$ rapidity, where the muons are required to lie in the pseudorapidity range $2 < \eta(\mu^{\pm}) < 4.5$. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second ones are systematic.

Differential production cross-section for $\Upsilon(1S)$, where the data have been corrected for the effect of the LHCb geometrical acceptance. The statistical and systematic uncertainties are combined in quadrature.


Measurement of the forward $Z$ boson production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1508 (2015) 039, 2015.
Inspire Record 1373300 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.2114

A measurement of the production cross-section for Z bosons that decay to muons is presented. The data were recorded by the LHCb detector during pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb$^{−1}$. The cross-section is measured for muons in the pseudorapidity range 2.0 < η < 4.5 with transverse momenta p$_{T}$ > 20 GeV/c. The dimuon mass is restricted to 60 < M$_{μ}$ +$_{μ}$ − < 120 GeV/c$^{2}$. The measured cross-section is $ {\sigma}_{Z\to \mu }{+}_{\mu }-=\left(76.0\pm 0.3\pm 0.5\pm 1.0\pm 1.3\right)\mathrm{p}\mathrm{b} $

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Inclusive cross-section for $Z$ boson production in bins of rapidity. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic, beam and luminosity.

Inclusive cross-section for $Z$ boson production in bins of transverse momentum. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic, beam and luminosity.

Inclusive cross-section for $Z$ boson production in bins of PHI*. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic, beam and luminosity.

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Study of $W$ boson production in association with beauty and charm

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) 052001, 2015.
Inspire Record 1370436 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73718

The associated production of a W boson with a jet originating from either a light parton or heavy-flavor quark is studied in the forward region using proton-proton collisions. The analysis uses data corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1.0 and 2.0  fb-1 collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, respectively. The W bosons are reconstructed using the W→μν decay and muons with a transverse momentum, pT, larger than 20 GeV in the pseudorapidity range 2.0<η<4.5. The partons are reconstructed as jets with pT>20  GeV and 2.2<η<4.2. The sum of the muon and jet momenta must satisfy pT>20  GeV. The fraction of W+jet events that originate from beauty and charm quarks is measured, along with the charge asymmetries of the W+b and W+c production cross sections. The ratio of the W+jet to Z+jet production cross sections is also measured using the Z→μμ decay. All results are in agreement with Standard Model predictions.

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Summary of the results. All results are reported within a fiducial region that requires a jet with $p_\rm{T} > 20$ GeV in the pseudorapidity range $2.2 < \eta < 4.2$, a muon with $p_\rm{T} > 20$ GeV in the pseudorapidity range $2.0 < \eta < 4.5$, $p_\rm{T}(\mu+j) > 20$ GeV, and $\Delta R(\mu, j) > 0.5$. For $Z+$jet events both muons must fulfill the muon requirements and $60 < M(\mu\mu) < 120$ GeV; the $Z+$jet fiducial region does not require $p_\rm{T}(\mu+j) > 20$ GeV.


Measurement of forward $\rm Z\rightarrow e^+e^-$ production at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1505 (2015) 109, 2015.
Inspire Record 1347133 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73305

A measurement of the cross-section for Z-boson production in the forward region of pp collisions at 8 TeV centre-of-mass energy is presented. The measurement is based on a sample of Z → e$^{+}$e$^{−}$ decays reconstructed using the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.0 fb$^{−1}$. The acceptance is defined by the requirements 2.0 < η < 4.5 and p$_{T}$ > 20 GeV for the pseudorapidities and transverse momenta of the leptons. Their invariant mass is required to lie in the range 60-120 GeV. The cross-section is determined to be $ \sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \mathrm{Z}\to {\mathrm{e}}^{+}{\mathrm{e}}^{-}\right)=93.81\pm 0.41\left(\mathrm{stat}\right)\pm 1.48\left(\mathrm{syst}\right)\pm 1.14\left(\mathrm{lumi}\right)\mathrm{p}\mathrm{b}, $ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second reflects all systematic effects apart from that arising from the luminosity, which is given as the third uncertainty. Differential cross-sections are presented as functions of the Z-boson rapidity and of the angular variable ϕ$^{∗}$, which is related to the Z-boson transverse momentum.

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Integrated cross-section for Z$\to$ e$^+$e$^-$ within the LHCb acceptance.

Differential cross-section for Z$\to$ e$^+$e$^-$ as a function of Z-boson rapidity. The first error is statistical, the second the uncorrelated experimental systematic, the third the correlated experimental systematic and the last error is the uncertainty in luminosity. The cross-sections are at the Born level, i.e. before FSR. The rightmost column gives values of the additional factor, $f_{\rm FSR}$, by which the results should be multiplied in order to give the cross-sections after FSR.

Differential cross-section for Z$\to$ e$^+$e$^-$ as a function of $\phi^*$. The first error is statistical, the second the uncorrelated experimental systematic, the third the correlated experimental systematic and the last error is the uncertainty in luminosity. The cross-sections are at the Born level, i.e. before FSR. The rightmost column gives values of the additional factor, $f_{\rm FSR}$, by which the results should be multiplied in order to give the cross-sections after FSR.


Measurement of the inelastic pp cross-section at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s} $ = 7 TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1502 (2015) 129, 2015.
Inspire Record 1333223 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69845

The cross-section for inelastic proton-proton collisions, with at least one prompt long-lived charged particle of transverse momentum p$_{T}$ > 0.2GeV/c in the pseudorapidity range 2.0 < η < 4.5, is measured by the LHCb experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s} $ = 7 TeV. The cross-section in this kinematic range is determined to be σ$_{inel}^{acc}$ = 55.0 ± 2.4 mb with an experimental uncertainty that is dominated by systematic contributions. Extrapolation to the full phase space, using Pythia 6, yields σ$_{inel}$ = 66.9 ± 2.9 ± 4.4 mb, where the first uncertainty is experimental and the second is due to the extrapolation.

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The cross-section for inelastic $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV, yielding one or more prompt long-lived charged particles in the kinematic range $p_T > 0.2$ GeV/$c$ and $2.0 < \eta < 4.5$ (LHCb acceptance). The quoted uncertainty that is almost completely systematic in nature as the purely statistical uncertainty is two orders of magnitude smaller.

The total cross-section for inelastic $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV, extrapolated using PYTHIA6 and different soft QCD tunes provided by PYTHIA 8.201 to estimate its uncertainty.


Measurement of $B_c^+$ production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 114 (2015) 132001, 2015.
Inspire Record 1327230 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.22229

Production of Bc+ mesons in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV is studied with data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.0  fb-1 recorded by the LHCb experiment. The ratio of production cross sections times branching fractions between the Bc+→J/ψπ+ and B+→J/ψK+ decays is measured as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity in the regions 0<pT<20  GeV/c and 2.0<y<4.5. The ratio in this kinematic range is measured to be (0.683±0.018±0.009)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.

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Double differential production ratio $R(p_T, y)$ in bins of $p_T$ and $y$.

Differential production ratio $R(p_T)$ in bins of $p_T$ and integrated over $2.0 < y <4.5$ range.

Differential production ratio $R(y)$ in bins of $y$ and integrated over $0 < p_T < 20$ $GeV/c$ range.


Measurement of the $\eta_c (1S)$ production cross-section in proton-proton collisions via the decay $\eta_c (1S) \rightarrow p \bar{p}$

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Abellán Beteta, Carlos ; Adeva, Bernardo ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 311, 2015.
Inspire Record 1316329 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75251

The production of the $\eta _c (1S)$ state in proton-proton collisions is probed via its decay to the $p\overline{p}$ final state with the LHCb detector, in the rapidity range $2.0 < y < 4.5$ and in the meson transverse-momentum range $p_\mathrm{T} > 6.5 \mathrm{{\,GeV/}{ c}} $ . The cross-section for prompt production of $\eta _c (1S)$ mesons relative to the prompt ${{ J}}/{\psi } $ cross-section is measured, for the first time, to be $\sigma _{\eta _c (1S)}/\sigma _{{{{ J}}/{\psi }}} = 1.74\, \pm \,0.29\, \pm \, 0.28\, \pm \,0.18 _{{\mathcal{B}}}$ at a centre-of-mass energy ${\sqrt{s}} = 7 {~\mathrm{TeV}}$ using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.7 fb$^{-1}$ , and $\sigma _{\eta _c (1S)}/\sigma _{{{{ J}}/{\psi }}} = 1.60 \pm 0.29 \pm 0.25 \pm 0.17 _{{\mathcal{B}}}$ at ${\sqrt{s}} = 8 {~\mathrm{TeV}}$ using 2.0 fb$^{-1}$ . The uncertainties quoted are, in order, statistical, systematic, and that on the ratio of branching fractions of the $\eta _c (1S)$ and ${{ J}}/{\psi } $ decays to the $p\overline{p}$ final state. In addition, the inclusive branching fraction of ${b} $ -hadron decays into $\eta _c (1S)$ mesons is measured, for the first time, to be ${\mathcal{B}}( b {\rightarrow } \eta _c X ) = (4.88\, \pm \,0.64\, \pm \,0.29\, \pm \, 0.67 _{{\mathcal{B}}}) \times 10^{-3}$ , where the third uncertainty includes also the uncertainty on the ${{ J}}/{\psi } $ inclusive branching fraction from ${b} $ -hadron decays. The difference between the ${{ J}}/{\psi } $ and $\eta _c (1S)$ meson masses is determined to be $114.7 \pm 1.5 \pm 0.1 {\mathrm {\,MeV\!/}c^2} $ .

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Differential cross-section for $\eta_c(1S)$ prompt production for $p_T > 6.5$ [GeV/$c$] and $2.0 < y < 4.5$. The reported uncertainties are total errors.

Differential cross-section for $\eta_c(1S)$ prompt production for $p_T > 6.5$ [GeV/$c$] and $2.0 < y < 4.5$. The reported uncertainties are total errors.

Differential cross-section for $\eta_c(1S)$ from inclusive charmonium production in b-hadrons decays for $p_T > 6.5$ [GeV/$c$] and $2.0 < y < 4.5$. The reported uncertainties are total errors.

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Measurement of the $\chi_b(3P)$ mass and of the relative rate of $\chi_{b1}(1P)$ and $\chi_{b2}(1P)$ production

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1410 (2014) 88, 2014.
Inspire Record 1315113 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73004

The production of χ$_{b}$ mesons in proton-proton collisions is studied using a data sample collected by the LHCb detector, at centre-of-mass energies of $ \sqrt{s} $ =7 and 8 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{−1}$. The χ$_{b}$ mesons are identified through their decays to ϒ(1S)γ and ϒ(2S)γ using photons that converted to e$^{+}$ e$^{−}$ pairs in the detector. The relative prompt production rate of χ$_{b1}$(1P) and χ$_{b2}$(1P) mesons is measured as a function of the ϒ(1S) transverse momentum in the χ$_{b}$ rapidity range 2.0 < y <4.5. A precise measurement of the χ$_{b}$ (3P) mass is also performed. Assuming a mass splitting between the χ$_{b1}$(3P) and the χ$_{b2}$(3P) states of 10.5 MeV/c$^{2}$, the measured mass of the χ$_{b1}$(3P) meson is

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Relative production cross section of $\chi_{b2}(1P)$ to $\chi_{b1}(1P)$ mesons in $p_T$ bins of $\Upsilon(1S)$ meson. The first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic and the third is due to the uncertainty on the branching fractions.


Measurement of the forward $W$ boson cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 7 {\rm \, TeV}$

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1412 (2014) 079, 2014.
Inspire Record 1311488 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.11760
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Correction for final state radiation for $W^+ \rightarrow \mu^+\nu$ and $W^- \rightarrow \mu^-\bar{\nu}$ in bins of muon pseudorapidity. No loss due FSR is observed for $W^-$ in the last pseudorapidity bin because of lack of statistics.

Inclusive cross-section for $W^+$ and $W^-$ boson production in bins of muon pseudorapidity. The uncertainties are statistical, systematic and luminosity.

Ratio of $W^+$ to $W^-$ cross-section in bins of muon pseudorapidity. The uncertainties are statistical and systematic.

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