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First observation of the decay B0s→φK¯∗0


LHCb Collaboration; et al; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Vollhardt, A (2013). First observation of the decay B0s→φK¯∗0. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013:92.

Abstract

The first observation of the decay B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 is reported. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions at s√=7 TeV, collected with the LHCb detector. A yield of 30 ± 6 B0s→(K+K−)(K−π+) decays is found in the mass windows 1012.5 < M (K + K −) < 1026.5 MeV/c 2 and 746 < M(K − π +) < 1046 MeV/c 2. The signal yield is found to be dominated by B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 decays, and the corresponding branching fraction is measured to be B(B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0) = (1.10 ± 0.24 (stat) ± 0.14 (syst) ± 0.08 (f d /f s )) × 10−6, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic and from the ratio of fragmentation fractions f d /f s which accounts for the different production rate of B 0 and B0s mesons. The significance of B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 signal is 6.1 standard deviations. The fraction of longitudinal polarization in B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 decays is found to be f 0 = 0.51 ± 0.15 (stat) ± 0.07 (syst).

Abstract

The first observation of the decay B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 is reported. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions at s√=7 TeV, collected with the LHCb detector. A yield of 30 ± 6 B0s→(K+K−)(K−π+) decays is found in the mass windows 1012.5 < M (K + K −) < 1026.5 MeV/c 2 and 746 < M(K − π +) < 1046 MeV/c 2. The signal yield is found to be dominated by B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 decays, and the corresponding branching fraction is measured to be B(B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0) = (1.10 ± 0.24 (stat) ± 0.14 (syst) ± 0.08 (f d /f s )) × 10−6, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic and from the ratio of fragmentation fractions f d /f s which accounts for the different production rate of B 0 and B0s mesons. The significance of B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 signal is 6.1 standard deviations. The fraction of longitudinal polarization in B0s→ϕK¯¯¯∗0 decays is found to be f 0 = 0.51 ± 0.15 (stat) ± 0.07 (syst).

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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:2013
Deposited On:20 Feb 2014 14:01
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 13:52
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2013)092

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