/ hep-ex FERMILAB-PUB-15-080-E

Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline \Lambda_b^0$ baryon production in $p \overline p$ collisions at $\sqrt s =1.96$ TeV

Abstract: We measure the forward-backward asymmetry in the production of $\Lambda_b^0$ and $\overline \Lambda_b^0$ baryons as a function of rapidity in $p \overline p$ collisions at $\sqrt s =1.96$ TeV using $10.4$ fb$^{-1}$ of data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The asymmetry is determined by the preference of $\Lambda_b^0$ or $\overline \Lambda_b^0$ particles to be produced in the direction of the beam protons or antiprotons, respectively. The measured asymmetry integrated over rapidity $y$ in the range $0.1<|y|<2$ is $A=0.04 \pm 0.07 {\rm (stat)} \pm 0.02 {\rm (syst)}$.

Note: *Temporary entry*; Submitted to Phys. Rev. D

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