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Prospects for heavy flavor physics at LHC

  • G. Passaleva
Conference paper


In the last decade, the flavor sector of the Standard Model, parametrized by the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix [1], has been studied and constrained with unprecedented precision thanks to the beautiful results obtained on Kaon CP violation experiments E731, KLOE and NA48, by the B-factories KEKB and PEPII, by the charm factory CESR and by the experiments at Tevatron. The impact of these results on the experimental tests of the Standard Model is pictorially represented on the \( \bar \rho - \bar \eta \) plane where the constraints on the Unitarity Triangle (UT) are displayed [2]. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in construction at CERN, is expected to deliver a large amount of events containing heavy flavors due to the high luminosity (1032–1034 cm−2s−1) and high production cross sections (σ(bb) ∼ 0.5mb).


Large Hadron Collider Atlas Collaboration High Luminosity LHCb Collaboration Rare Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Passaleva
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  1. 1.INFN-FirenzeSesto Fiorentino (FIRENZE)Italy

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