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Study of beauty hadron decays into pairs of charm hadrons


LHCb Collaboration; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Vollhardt, A; et al (2014). Study of beauty hadron decays into pairs of charm hadrons. Physical Review Letters, 112(202001):online.

Abstract

First observations of the decays $\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{(s)}^-$ are reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3\,{\rm fb}^{-1}$ collected at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energy in proton-proton collisions with the LHCb detector. In addition, the most precise measurement of the branching fraction ${\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-)}$ is made and a search is performed for the decays $B^0_{(s)} \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-$. The results obtained are \begin{eqnarray*} \mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D^-)/\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{s}^-) = 0.042 \pm 0.003({\rm stat}) \pm 0.003({\rm syst}), \left[\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{s}^-)}{\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-)}\right]\big/\left[\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+\pi^-)}{\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+\pi^-)}\right] = 0.96 \pm 0.02({\rm stat}) \pm 0.06({\rm syst}), \mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-)/\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-) = 0.038\pm0.004({\rm stat})\pm0.003({\rm syst}), \mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-)/\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-) < 0.0022\; [95\% \; {\rm C.L.}], \mathcal{B}(B^0_{s} \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-)/\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-) < 0.30\; [95\% \; {\rm C.L.}]. \end{eqnarray*} Measurement of the mass of the $\Lambda_b^0$ baryon relative to the $B^0$ meson gives ${M(\Lambda_b^0) -M(B^0) = 339.72\pm 0.24({\rm stat}) \pm 0.18({\rm syst})}$ MeV$/c^2$. This result provides the most precise measurement of the mass of the $\Lambda_b^0$ baryon to date.

Abstract

First observations of the decays $\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{(s)}^-$ are reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3\,{\rm fb}^{-1}$ collected at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energy in proton-proton collisions with the LHCb detector. In addition, the most precise measurement of the branching fraction ${\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-)}$ is made and a search is performed for the decays $B^0_{(s)} \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-$. The results obtained are \begin{eqnarray*} \mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D^-)/\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{s}^-) = 0.042 \pm 0.003({\rm stat}) \pm 0.003({\rm syst}), \left[\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{s}^-)}{\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-)}\right]\big/\left[\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+\pi^-)}{\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+\pi^-)}\right] = 0.96 \pm 0.02({\rm stat}) \pm 0.06({\rm syst}), \mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-)/\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-) = 0.038\pm0.004({\rm stat})\pm0.003({\rm syst}), \mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-)/\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-) < 0.0022\; [95\% \; {\rm C.L.}], \mathcal{B}(B^0_{s} \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-)/\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-) < 0.30\; [95\% \; {\rm C.L.}]. \end{eqnarray*} Measurement of the mass of the $\Lambda_b^0$ baryon relative to the $B^0$ meson gives ${M(\Lambda_b^0) -M(B^0) = 339.72\pm 0.24({\rm stat}) \pm 0.18({\rm syst})}$ MeV$/c^2$. This result provides the most precise measurement of the mass of the $\Lambda_b^0$ baryon to date.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:24 Feb 2015 14:10
Last Modified:12 Sep 2017 11:17
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.202001

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