UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Observation of the ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decay from an amplitude analysis of ${B^0 \to (\pi^+\pi^-)(\pi^+\pi^-)}$ decays


LHCb Collaboration; Anderson, J; Bernet, R; Bowen, E; Bursche, A; Chiapolini, N; Chrzaszcz, M; Dey, B; Elsasser, C; Graverini, E; Lionetto, F; Lowdon, P; Mauri, A; Müller, K; Serra, N; Steinkamp, O; Storaci, B; Straumann, U; Tresch, M; Vollhardt, A; Weiden, A; et al (2015). Observation of the ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decay from an amplitude analysis of ${B^0 \to (\pi^+\pi^-)(\pi^+\pi^-)}$ decays. Physics Letters B, 747:468-478.

Abstract

Proton-proton collision data recorded in 2011 and 2012 by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0\invfb, are analysed to search for the charmless ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decay. More than 600 ${B^0 \to (\pi^+\pi^-)(\pi^+\pi^-)}$ signal decays are selected and used to perform an amplitude analysis from which the ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decay is observed for the first time with 7.1 standard deviations significance. The fraction of ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decays yielding a longitudinally polarised final state is measured to be $f_L = 0.745^{+0.048}_{-0.058} ({\rm stat}) \pm 0.034 ({\rm syst})$. The ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ branching fraction, using the ${B^0 \to \phi K^*(892)^{0}}$ decay as reference, is also reported as ${B(B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0) = (0.94 \pm 0.17 ({\rm stat}) \pm 0.09 ({\rm syst}) \pm 0.06 ({\rm BF})) \times 10^{-6}}$.

Abstract

Proton-proton collision data recorded in 2011 and 2012 by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0\invfb, are analysed to search for the charmless ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decay. More than 600 ${B^0 \to (\pi^+\pi^-)(\pi^+\pi^-)}$ signal decays are selected and used to perform an amplitude analysis from which the ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decay is observed for the first time with 7.1 standard deviations significance. The fraction of ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ decays yielding a longitudinally polarised final state is measured to be $f_L = 0.745^{+0.048}_{-0.058} ({\rm stat}) \pm 0.034 ({\rm syst})$. The ${B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0}$ branching fraction, using the ${B^0 \to \phi K^*(892)^{0}}$ decay as reference, is also reported as ${B(B^0 \to \rho^0 \rho^0) = (0.94 \pm 0.17 ({\rm stat}) \pm 0.09 ({\rm syst}) \pm 0.06 ({\rm BF})) \times 10^{-6}}$.

Citations

2 citations in Web of Science®
6 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

22 downloads since deposited on 16 Feb 2016
22 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:25 March 2015
Deposited On:16 Feb 2016 10:13
Last Modified:31 May 2016 07:15
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0370-2693
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2015.06.027
Other Identification Number:arXiv:1503.07770v2

Download

[img]
Preview
Content: Published Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF
Size: 591kB
View at publisher
Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations