# Search for the X(5568) state decaying into $B_s^0\pi\pm$ in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt s$ = 8 TeV

## Abstract

A search for resonancelike structures in the B0sπ± invariant mass spectrum is performed using proton-proton collision data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at √s=8  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7  fb−1. The B0s mesons are reconstructed in the decay chain B0s→J/ψϕ, with J/ψ→μ+μ− and ϕ→K+K−. The B0sπ± invariant mass distribution shows no statistically significant peaks for different selection requirements on the reconstructed B0s and π± candidates. Upper limits are set on the relative production rates of the X(5568) and B0s states times the branching fraction of the decay X(5568)±→B0sπ±. In addition, upper limits are obtained as a function of the mass and the natural width of possible exotic states decaying into B0sπ±.

## Abstract

A search for resonancelike structures in the B0sπ± invariant mass spectrum is performed using proton-proton collision data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at √s=8  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7  fb−1. The B0s mesons are reconstructed in the decay chain B0s→J/ψϕ, with J/ψ→μ+μ− and ϕ→K+K−. The B0sπ± invariant mass distribution shows no statistically significant peaks for different selection requirements on the reconstructed B0s and π± candidates. Upper limits are set on the relative production rates of the X(5568) and B0s states times the branching fraction of the decay X(5568)±→B0sπ±. In addition, upper limits are obtained as a function of the mass and the natural width of possible exotic states decaying into B0sπ±.

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Item Type: Journal Article, refereed, original work 07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute 530 Physics Physical Sciences > General Physics and Astronomy English 2018 27 Feb 2019 08:41 29 Jul 2020 08:41 American Physical Society 0031-9007 Hybrid https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.202005

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