# Observation of the decay Bc+ -> Bs0 pi+

LHCb Collaboration; et al; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U (2013). Observation of the decay Bc+ -> Bs0 pi+. Physical Review Letters, 11(18):181801.

## Abstract

The result of a search for the decay B+c→B0sπ+ is presented, using the B0s→D−sπ+ and B0s→J/ψϕ channels. The analysis is based on a data sample of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1  fb−1 taken at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, and 2  fb−1 taken at 8 TeV. The decay B+c→B0sπ+ is observed with significance in excess of 5 standard deviations independently in both decay channels. The measured product of the ratio of cross sections and branching fraction is [σ(B+c)/σ(B0s)]×B(B+c→B0sπ+)=[2.37±0.31 (stat)±0.11 (syst)+0.17−0.13(τB+c)]×10−3, in the pseudorapidity range 2<η(B)<5, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainty on the B+c lifetime. This is the first observation of a B meson decaying to another B meson via the weak interaction.

The result of a search for the decay B+c→B0sπ+ is presented, using the B0s→D−sπ+ and B0s→J/ψϕ channels. The analysis is based on a data sample of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1  fb−1 taken at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, and 2  fb−1 taken at 8 TeV. The decay B+c→B0sπ+ is observed with significance in excess of 5 standard deviations independently in both decay channels. The measured product of the ratio of cross sections and branching fraction is [σ(B+c)/σ(B0s)]×B(B+c→B0sπ+)=[2.37±0.31 (stat)±0.11 (syst)+0.17−0.13(τB+c)]×10−3, in the pseudorapidity range 2<η(B)<5, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainty on the B+c lifetime. This is the first observation of a B meson decaying to another B meson via the weak interaction.

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Item Type: Journal Article, refereed, original work 07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute 530 Physics English 2013 06 Feb 2014 07:45 05 Apr 2016 17:35 American Physical Society 0031-9007 https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.181801
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-91530

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