Figure 3

The \pT spectra of \simplekstarch in inelastic pp collisions at \sqrtS = 5.02, 8, and 13 TeV (full symbols) are compared to the \pT spectra of \simplekstarZ mesons (open symbols) at the same energies . Statistical and systematic uncertainties are reported as error bars and boxes, respectively. The normalization uncertainties (2.51\%, 2.72\%, and 2.55\% for 5.02, 8, and 13 TeV, respectively, see Tab. \ref{Statistic}) are indicated as coloured boxes and are not included in the point-to-point uncertainties. The ratio of each measured \pT distribution for \simplekstarch mesons at \sqrtS = 5.02 (red points), 8 (blue points) and 13 TeV (black points) to the \simplekstarZ spectrum at the same collision energy is reported in the bottom panels. The systematic uncertainty due to global tracking,material budget and hadronic interaction cross section of primary pions are equal for charged and neutral \rsimplekstar, thus they cancel out in the propagation of the uncertainty to the final ratio.