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  • The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Eerola, P.; Kirschenmann, H.; Pekkanen, J.; Voutilainen, M.; Havukainen, J.; Heikkilä, J. K.; Järvinen, T.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Laurila, S.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Siikonen, H.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuuva, T. (2018)
    An analysis of the bottom baryon decay Lambda(b) -> J/psi(-> mu(+)mu(-))Lambda( -> p pi(-)) is performed to measure the Lambda(b) polarization and three angular parameters in data from pp collisions at root s = 7 and 8 TeV, collected by the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The Lambda(b) polarization is measured to be 0.00 +/- 0.06(stat) +/- 0.06(syst) and the parity-violating asymmetry parameter is determined to be 0.14 +/- 0.14(stat) +/- 0.10(syst). The measurements are compared to various theoretical predictions, including those from perturbative quantum chromodynamics.