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First observation and measurement of the branching fraction for the decay $B^0_s \to D_s^{*\mp} K^{\pm}$


LHCb Collaboration; Aaij, R; Adeva, B; Adinolfi, M; 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; et al (2015). First observation and measurement of the branching fraction for the decay $B^0_s \to D_s^{*\mp} K^{\pm}$. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015(6):130.

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The first observation of the $B^0_s \to D_s^{*\mp} K^{\pm}$ decay is reported using 3.0$fb^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data collected by the LHCb experiment. The $D_s^{*\mp}$ mesons are reconstructed through the decay chain $D_s^{*\mp} \to \gamma D_s^{\mp}(K^{\mp}K^{\pm}\pi^{\mp})$. The branching fraction relative to that for $B^0_s \to D_s^{*-} \pi^{+}$ is measured to be $0.068 \pm 0.005 ^{+0.003}_{-0.002}$, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. Using a recent measurement of $BR(B^0_s \to D_s^{*-} \pi^{+})$ the absolute branching fraction of $B^0_s \to D_s^{*\mp} K^{\pm}$ is measured as ( 16.3 $\pm$ 1.2 (stat) $^{+0.7}_{-0.5}$ (syst) $\pm$ 4.8 (norm) ) $\times$ 10$^{-5}$, where the third uncertainty is due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation channel.

Abstract

The first observation of the $B^0_s \to D_s^{*\mp} K^{\pm}$ decay is reported using 3.0$fb^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data collected by the LHCb experiment. The $D_s^{*\mp}$ mesons are reconstructed through the decay chain $D_s^{*\mp} \to \gamma D_s^{\mp}(K^{\mp}K^{\pm}\pi^{\mp})$. The branching fraction relative to that for $B^0_s \to D_s^{*-} \pi^{+}$ is measured to be $0.068 \pm 0.005 ^{+0.003}_{-0.002}$, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. Using a recent measurement of $BR(B^0_s \to D_s^{*-} \pi^{+})$ the absolute branching fraction of $B^0_s \to D_s^{*\mp} K^{\pm}$ is measured as ( 16.3 $\pm$ 1.2 (stat) $^{+0.7}_{-0.5}$ (syst) $\pm$ 4.8 (norm) ) $\times$ 10$^{-5}$, where the third uncertainty is due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation channel.

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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:2015
Deposited On:15 Feb 2016 11:14
Last Modified:21 Sep 2017 14:11
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP06(2015)130
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.09086 (Organisation)

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