Adele Richards

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OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of liquid based cytology using the computerised ThinPrep Imager with that of manually read conventional cytology. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Pathology laboratory in Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS 55,164 split sample pairs (liquid based sample collected after conventional sample from one collection) from(More)
Measurement of ψ(2S) meson production in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV Abstract The differential cross-section for the inclusive production of ψ(2S) mesons in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV has been measured with the LHCb detector. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb −1. The ψ(2S) mesons are reconstructed in the decay channels(More)
INTRODUCTION Anal squamous cell carcinoma is preceded by persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) and the cancer precursor, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). Detection of specific HPV genotypes and HPV-related biomarkers may be an option for primary anal screening. However, more data on the natural history of(More)
An angular analysis of the decay J /ψ → μ + μ − is performed to measure the polarization of prompt J /ψ mesons produced in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 0.37 fb −1 collected with the LHCb detector. The measurement is presented as a function of transverse momentum, p T , and rapid-ity, y, of the J /ψ(More)
The calibration and performance of the opposite-side flavour tagging algorithms used for the measurements of time-dependent asymmetries at the LHCb experiment are described. The algorithms have been developed using simulated events and optimized and calibrated with B + → J /ψK + , B 0 → J /ψK * 0 and B 0 → D * − μ + ν μ decay modes with 0.37 fb −1 of data(More)
Measurement of charged particle multiplicities and densities in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV in the forward region Abstract Charged particle multiplicities are studied in proton–proton collisions in the forward region at a centre-of-mass energy of √ s = 7 TeV with data collected by the LHCb detector. The forward spectrometer allows access to a kine-matic(More)
The lifetime of the B + c meson is measured using semileptonic decays having a J/ψ meson and a muon in the final state. The data, corresponding to an integrated lumi-nosity of 2 fb −1 , are collected by the LHCb detector in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The measured lifetime is τ = 509 ± 8 ± 12 fs, where the first uncertainty is(More)
Measurement of the forward energy flow in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV Abstract The energy flow created in pp collisions at √ s = 7 TeV is studied within the pseudorapidity range 1.9 < η < 4.9 with data collected by the LHCb experiment. The measurements are performed for inclusive minimum-bias interactions , hard scattering processes and events with an(More)
The branching fractions of the decay B + → p ¯ pK + for different intermediate states are measured using data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb −1 , collected by the LHCb experiment. The total branching fraction , its charmless component (M p ¯ p < 2.85 GeV/c 2) and the branching fractions via the resonant c ¯ c states η c (1S) and ψ(2S)(More)
The production of Υ (1S), Υ (2S) and Υ (3S) mesons in proton-proton collisions at the centre-of-mass energy of √ s = 7 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector. The analysis is based on a data sample of 25 pb −1 collected at the Large Hadron Collider. The Υ mesons are reconstructed in the decay mode Υ → μ + μ − and the signal yields are extracted from a fit to(More)