# Measurement of the $B_c^+$ meson lifetime using $B_c^+ \to J\!/\!\psi\mu^+ \nu_{\mu} X$ decays

LHCb Collaboration; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Vollhardt, A; et al (2014). Measurement of the $B_c^+$ meson lifetime using $B_c^+ \to J\!/\!\psi\mu^+ \nu_{\mu} X$ decays. European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, 74:2839.

## Abstract

The lifetime of the $B_c^+$ meson is measured using semileptonic decays having a $J\!/\!\psi$ meson and a muon in the final state. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $2\mathrm{~fb^{-1}}$, are collected by the LHCb detector in $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $8\,\mathrm{TeV}$. The measured lifetime is $$\tau = 509 \pm 8 \pm 12 \mathrm{~fs},$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

## Abstract

The lifetime of the $B_c^+$ meson is measured using semileptonic decays having a $J\!/\!\psi$ meson and a muon in the final state. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $2\mathrm{~fb^{-1}}$, are collected by the LHCb detector in $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $8\,\mathrm{TeV}$. The measured lifetime is $$\tau = 509 \pm 8 \pm 12 \mathrm{~fs},$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

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Item Type: Journal Article, refereed, original work 07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute 530 Physics English 2014 24 Feb 2015 14:20 23 Sep 2018 05:50 Springer 1434-6044 Gold Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2839-x