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Model-Independent Observation of Exotic Contributions to <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><mrow><mi>J</mi><mo>/</mo><mi>ψ</mi></mrow><msup><mi>K</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>−</mo></msup></math> Decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/32365
An angular analysis of B0→J/ψK+π− decays is performed, using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1 collected with the LHCb detector. The m(K+π−) spectrum is divided into fine bins. In each m(K+π−) bin, the hypothesis that the three-dimensional angular distribution can be described by structures induced only by K* resonances is examined, making minimal assumptions about the K+π− system. The data reject the K*-only hypothesis with a large significance, implying the observation of exotic contributions in a model-independent fashion. Inspection of the m(J/ψπ−) vs m(K+π−) plane suggests structures near m(J/ψπ−)=4200 and 4600 MeV.Aaij, R.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:16:44 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/32365urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2019-04-17First Measurement of Charm Production in its Fixed-Target Configuration at the LHC
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/32041
The first measurement of heavy-flavor production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target mode is presented. The production of J/ψ and D0 mesons is studied with beams of protons of different energies colliding with gaseous targets of helium and argon with nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of sNN=86.6 and 110.4 GeV, respectively. The J/ψ and D0 production cross sections in pHe collisions in the rapidity range [2, 4.6] are found to be σJ/ψ=652±33(stat)±42(syst) nb/nucleon and σD0=80.8±2.4(stat)±6.3(syst) μb/nucleon, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. No evidence for a substantial intrinsic charm content of the nucleon is observed in the large Bjorken-x region.Aaij, R.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:06:37 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/32041urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2019-04-02Measurement of <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mo>+</mo></msup></math>, <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mn>0</mn></msup></math> and <math><msubsup><mi>Λ</mi><mi>b</mi><mn>0</mn></msubsup></math> production in <math><mrow><mi>p</mi><mi>Pb</mi></mrow></math> collisions at <math><msqrt><msub><mi>s</mi><mrow><mi>NN</mi></mrow></msub></msqrt><mo>=</mo><mn>8.16</mn><mtext> </mtext><mtext> </mtext><mi>TeV</mi></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/31887
The production of B+, B0 and Λb0 hadrons is studied in proton-lead collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of sNN=8.16 TeV recorded with the LHCb detector at the LHC. The measurement uses a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 12.2±0.3 nb−1 for the case where the proton beam is projected into the LHCb detector (corresponding to measuring hadron production at positive rapidity) and 18.6±0.5 nb−1 for the lead beam projected into the LHCb detector (corresponding to measuring hadron production at negative rapidity). Double-differential cross sections are measured and used to determine forward-backward ratios and nuclear modification factors, which directly probe nuclear effects in the production of beauty hadrons. The double-differential cross sections are measured as a function of the beauty-hadron transverse momentum and rapidity in the nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass frame. Forward-to-backward cross section ratios and nuclear modification factors indicate a significant nuclear suppression at positive rapidity. The ratio of Λb0 over B0 production cross sections is reported and is consistent with the corresponding measurement in pp collisions.Aaij, R.Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:17:25 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/31887urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2019-03-27Measurement of the mass and production rate of <math><msubsup><mi>Ξ</mi><mi>b</mi><mo>−</mo></msubsup></math> baryons
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/31714
The first measurement of the production rate of Ξb− baryons in pp collisions relative to that of Λb0 baryons is reported, using data samples collected by the LHCb experiment, and corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1, 2 and 1.6 fb−1 at s=7, 8 and 13 TeV, respectively. In the kinematic region 2<η<6 and pT<20 GeV/c, we measure fΞb−fΛb0B(Ξb−→J/ψΞ−)B(Λb0→J/ψΛ)=(10.8±0.9±0.8)×10−2 [s=7,8 TeV], fΞb−fΛb0B(Ξb−→J/ψΞ−)B(Λb0→J/ψΛ)=(13.1±1.1±1.0)×10−2 [s=13 TeV], where fΞb− and fΛb0 are the fragmentation fractions of b quarks into Ξb− and Λb0 baryons, respectively; B represents branching fractions; and the uncertainties are due to statistical and experimental systematic sources. The values of fΞb−/fΛb0 are obtained by invoking SU(3) symmetry in the Ξb−→J/ψΞ− and Λb0→J/ψΛ decays. Production asymmetries between Ξb− and Ξ¯b+ baryons are also reported. The mass of the Ξb− baryon is also measured relative to that of the Λb0 baryon, from which it is found that m(Ξb−)=5796.70±0.39±0.15±0.17 MeV/c2, where the last uncertainty is due to the precision on the known Λb0 mass. This result represents the most precise determination of the Ξb− mass.Aaij, R.Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:16:07 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/31714urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2019-03-22Observation of Two Resonances in the <math><msubsup><mi>Λ</mi><mi>b</mi><mn>0</mn></msubsup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>±</mo></msup></math> Systems and Precise Measurement of <math><msubsup><mi>Σ</mi><mi>b</mi><mo>±</mo></msubsup></math> and <math><msubsup><mi>Σ</mi><mi>b</mi><mrow><mo>*</mo><mo>±</mo></mrow></msubsup></math> Properties
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/30225
The first observation of two structures consistent with resonances in the final states Λb0π− and Λb0π+ is reported using samples of pp collision data collected by the LHCb experiment at s=7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. The ground states Σb± and Σb*± are also confirmed and their masses and widths are precisely measured.Aaij, R.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:17:58 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/30225urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2019-01-11Measurement of the Charm-Mixing Parameter <math><msub><mi>y</mi><mrow><mi>C</mi><mi>P</mi></mrow></msub></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/30222
A measurement of the charm-mixing parameter yCP using D0→K+K−, D0→π+π−, and D0→K−π+ decays is reported. The D0 mesons are required to originate from semimuonic decays of B− and B¯0 mesons. These decays are partially reconstructed in a data set of proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV collected with the LHCb experiment and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. The yCP parameter is measured to be (0.57±0.13(stat)±0.09(syst))%, in agreement with, and as precise as, the current world-average value.Aaij, R.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:17:46 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/30222urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2019-01-08Evidence for an ηc(1S)π- resonance in B0→ηc(1S)K+π- decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/29859
A Dalitz plot analysis of B0→ηc(1S)K+π- decays is performed using data samples of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of s=7,8 and 13TeV , corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 4.7fb-1 . A satisfactory description of the data is obtained when including a contribution representing an exotic ηc(1S)π- resonant state. The significance of this exotic resonance is more than three standard deviations, while its mass and width are 4096±20-22+18MeV and 152±58-35+60MeV , respectively. The spin-parity assignments JP=0+ and JP=1- are both consistent with the data. In addition, the first measurement of the B0→ηc(1S)K+π- branching fraction is performed and gives B(B0→ηc(1S)K+π-)=(5.73±0.24±0.13±0.66)×10-4, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third is due to limited knowledge of external branching fractions.Aaij, R.Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:33:25 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/29859urn:ISSN:1434-6052Springer/Società Italiana di Fisica2018-12-17Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of Higgs-like bosons
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/29701
A search is presented for a Higgs-like boson with mass in the range 45 to 195 GeV/c2 decaying into a muon and a tau lepton. The dataset consists of proton-proton interactions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV , collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2 fb-1 . The tau leptons are reconstructed in both leptonic and hadronic decay channels. An upper limit on the production cross-section multiplied by the branching fraction at 95% confidence level is set and ranges from 22 pb for a boson mass of 45 GeV/c2 to 4 pb for a mass of 195 GeV/c2 .Aaij, R.Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:44:42 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/29701urn:ISSN:1434-6052Springer/Società Italiana di Fisica2018-12-12Measurement of Antiproton Production in <math><mrow><mi>p</mi><mtext>−</mtext><mi>He</mi></mrow></math> Collisions at <math><mrow><msqrt><mrow><msub><mrow><mi>s</mi></mrow><mrow><mi>NN</mi></mrow></msub></mrow></msqrt><mo>=</mo><mn>110</mn><mtext> </mtext><mtext> </mtext><mi>GeV</mi></mrow></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/29588
The cross section for prompt antiproton production in collisions of protons with an energy of 6.5 TeV incident on helium nuclei at rest is measured with the LHCb experiment from a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.5 nb−1. The target is provided by injecting helium gas into the LHC beam line at the LHCb interaction point. The reported results, covering antiproton momenta between 12 and 110 GeV/c, represent the first direct determination of the antiproton production cross section in p−He collisions, and impact the interpretation of recent results on antiproton cosmic rays from space-borne experiments.Aaij, R.Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:19:30 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/29588urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-11-29Observation of the decay <math><mrow><msubsup><mrow><mi>B</mi></mrow><mrow><mi>s</mi></mrow><mrow><mn>0</mn></mrow></msubsup><mo>→</mo><msup><mrow><mover><mrow><mi>D</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>¯</mo></mrow></mover></mrow><mrow><mn>0</mn></mrow></msup><msup><mrow><mi>K</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>+</mo></mrow></msup><msup><mrow><mi>K</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>−</mo></mrow></msup></mrow></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/29003
The first observation of the Bs0→D¯0K+K− decay is reported, together with the most precise branching fraction measurement of the mode B0→D¯0K+K−. The results are obtained from an analysis of pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1. The data were collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The branching fraction of the B0→D¯0K+K− decay is measured relative to that of the decay B0→D¯0π+π− to be B(B0→D¯0K+K−)B(B0→D¯0π+π−)=(6.9±0.4±0.3)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The measured branching fraction of the Bs0→D¯0K+K− decay mode relative to that of the corresponding B0 decay is B(Bs0→D¯0K+K−)B(B0→D¯0K+K−)=(93.0±8.9±6.9)%. Using the known branching fraction of B0→D¯0π+π−, the values of B(B0→D¯0K+K−)=(6.1±0.4±0.3±0.3)×10−5 and B(Bs0→D¯0K+K−)=(5.7±0.5±0.4±0.5)×10−5 are obtained, where the third uncertainties arise from the branching fraction of the decay modes B0→D¯0π+π− and B0→D¯0K+K−, respectively.Aaij, R.Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:18:41 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/29003urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2018-10-31Observation of <math><mrow><msubsup><mrow><mi>B</mi></mrow><mrow><mi>s</mi></mrow><mrow><mn>0</mn></mrow></msubsup><mo>→</mo><msup><mrow><mover><mrow><mi>D</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>¯</mo></mrow></mover></mrow><mrow><mo>*</mo><mn>0</mn></mrow></msup><mi>ϕ</mi></mrow></math> and search for <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><mover><mi>D</mi><mo>¯</mo></mover><mn>0</mn></msup><mi>ϕ</mi></math> decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/28896
The first observation of the Bs0→D¯*0ϕ decay is reported, with a significance of more than seven standard deviations, from an analysis of pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1, collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The branching fraction is measured relative to that of the topologically similar decay B0→D¯0π+π− and is found to be B(Bs0→D¯*0ϕ)=(3.7±0.5±0.3±0.2)×10−5, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third from the branching fraction of the B0→D¯0π+π− decay. The fraction of longitudinal polarization in this decay is measured to be fL=(73±15±4)%. The most precise determination of the branching fraction for the Bs0→D¯0ϕ decay is also obtained, B(Bs0→D¯0ϕ)=(3.0±0.3±0.2±0.2)×10−5. An upper limit, B(B0→D¯0ϕ)<2.0 (2.3)×10−6 at 90% (95%) confidence level is set. A constraint on the ω−ϕ mixing angle δ is set at |δ|<5.2° (5.5°) at 90% (95%) confidence level.Aaij, R.Tue, 30 Oct 2018 21:16:10 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/28896urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2018-10-30Search for CP violation in Λb0→pK− and Λb0→pπ− decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/28754
A search for CP violation in Λb0→pK− and Λb0→pπ− decays is presented using a sample of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1 . The CP -violating asymmetries are measured to be ACPpK−=−0.020±0.013±0.019 and ACPpπ−=−0.035±0.017±0.020 , and their difference ACPpK−−ACPpπ−=0.014±0.022±0.010 , where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. These are the most precise measurements of such asymmetries to date.Aaij, R.Wed, 24 Oct 2018 16:08:29 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/28754urn:ISSN:0370-2693Elsevier2018-12-10First Observation of the Doubly Charmed Baryon Decay <math><msubsup><mi>Ξ</mi><mrow><mi>c</mi><mi>c</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>+</mo><mo>+</mo></mrow></msubsup><mo>→</mo><msubsup><mi>Ξ</mi><mi>c</mi><mo>+</mo></msubsup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>+</mo></msup></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/28665
The doubly charmed baryon decay Ξcc++→Ξc+π+ is observed for the first time, with a statistical significance of 5.9σ, confirming a recent observation of the baryon in the Λc+K−π+π+ final state. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.7 fb−1, collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The Ξcc++ mass is measured to be 3620.6±1.5(stat)±0.4(syst)±0.3(Ξc+) MeV/c2 and is consistent with the previous result. The ratio of branching fractions between the decay modes is measured to be [B(Ξcc++→Ξc+π+)×B(Ξc+→pK−π+)]/[B(Ξcc++→Λc+K−π+π+)×B(Λc+→pK−π+)]=0.035±0.009(stat)±0.003(syst).Aaij, R.Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:16:19 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/28665urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-10-17Measurement of the <math><msubsup><mi>Ω</mi><mi>c</mi><mn>0</mn></msubsup></math> Baryon Lifetime
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/27754
We report a measurement of the lifetime of the Ωc0 baryon using proton-proton collision data at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1 collected by the LHCb experiment. The sample consists of about 1000 Ωb−→Ωc0μ−ν¯μX signal decays, where the Ωc0 baryon is detected in the pK−K−π+ final state and X represents possible additional undetected particles in the decay. The Ωc0 lifetime is measured to be τΩc0=268±24±10±2 fs, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and from the uncertainty in the D+ lifetime, respectively. This value is nearly four times larger than, and inconsistent with, the current world-average value.Aaij, R.Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:17:06 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/27754urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-08-31Measurement of Angular and <math><mi>C</mi><mi>P</mi></math> Asymmetries in <math><msup><mi>D</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>−</mo></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>−</mo></msup></math> and <math><msup><mi>D</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><mi>K</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>K</mi><mo>−</mo></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>−</mo></msup></math> Decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/27730
The first measurements of the forward-backward asymmetry of the dimuon pair (AFB), the triple-product asymmetry (A2ϕ), and the charge-parity-conjugation asymmetry (ACP), in D0→π+π−μ+μ− and D0→K+K−μ+μ− decays are reported. They are performed using data from proton-proton collisions collected with the LHCb experiment from 2011 to 2016, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 5 fb−1. The asymmetries are measured to be AFB(D0→π+π−μ+μ−)=(3.3±3.7±0.6)%, A2ϕ(D0→π+π−μ+μ−)=(−0.6±3.7±0.6)%, ACP(D0→π+π−μ+μ−)=(4.9±3.8±0.7)%, AFB(D0→K+K−μ+μ−)=(0±11±2)%, A2ϕ(D0→K+K−μ+μ−)=(9±11±1)%, ACP(D0→K+K−μ+μ−)=(0±11±2)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. The asymmetries are also measured as a function of the dimuon invariant mass. The results are consistent with the standard model predictions.Aaij, R.Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:16:52 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/27730urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-08-30Observation of a New <math><mrow><msubsup><mrow><mi>Ξ</mi></mrow><mrow><mi>b</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>−</mo></mrow></msubsup></mrow></math> Resonance
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/27395
From samples of pp collision data collected by the LHCb experiment at s=7, 8 and 13 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 1.0, 2.0 and 1.5 fb−1, respectively, a peak in both the Λb0K− and Ξb0π− invariant mass spectra is observed. In the quark model, radially and orbitally excited Ξb− resonances with quark content bds are expected. Referring to this peak as Ξb(6227)−, the mass and natural width are measured to be mΞb(6227)−=6226.9±2.0±0.3±0.2 MeV/c2 and ΓΞb(6227)−=18.1±5.4±1.8 MeV/c2, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third, on mΞb(6227)−, is due to the knowledge of the Λb0 baryon mass. Relative production rates of the Ξb(6227)−→Λb0K− and Ξb(6227)−→Ξb0π− decays are also reported.Aaij, R.Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:16:51 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/27395urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-08-15Measurement of <math><mi>C</mi><mi>P</mi></math> asymmetries in two-body <math><mrow><msubsup><mrow><mi>B</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>(</mo><mi>s</mi><mo>)</mo></mrow><mrow><mn>0</mn></mrow></msubsup></mrow></math>-meson decays to charged pions and kaons
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/27330
The time-dependent CP asymmetries in B0→π+π− and Bs0→K+K− decays are measured using a data sample of p p collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1, collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The same data sample is used to measure the time-integrated CP asymmetries in B0→K+π− and Bs0→π+K− decays. The results are Cπ+π−=−0.34±0.06±0.01, Sπ+π−=−0.63±0.05±0.01, CK+K−=0.20±0.06±0.02, SK+K−=0.18±0.06±0.02, AK+K−ΔΓ=−0.79±0.07±0.10, ACPB0=−0.084±0.004±0.003, and ACPBs0=0.213±0.015±0.007, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. Evidence for CP violation is found in the Bs0→K+K− decay for the first time.Aaij, R.Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:36:58 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/27330urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2018-08-10Measurement of the Lifetime of the Doubly Charmed Baryon <math><msubsup><mi>Ξ</mi><mrow><mi>c</mi><mi>c</mi></mrow><mrow><mo>+</mo><mo>+</mo></mrow></msubsup></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/27099
The first measurement of the lifetime of the doubly charmed baryon Ξcc++ is presented, with the signal reconstructed in the final state Λc+K−π+π+. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.7 fb−1, collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The Ξcc++ lifetime is measured to be 0.256−0.022+0.024(stat)±0.014(syst) ps.Aaij, R.Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:16:23 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/27099urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-07-31Observation of the decay Λb0→Λc+pp‾π−
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/26955
The decay Λb0→Λc+pp‾π− is observed using pp collision data collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of s=7 and 8 Tev, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1 . The ratio of branching fractions between Λb0→Λc+pp‾π− and Λb0→Λc+π− decays is measured to be B(Λb0→Λc+pp‾π−)B(Λb0→Λc+π−)=0.0540±0.0023±0.0032. Two resonant structures are observed in the Λc+π− mass spectrum of the Λb0→Λc+pp‾π− decays, corresponding to the Σc(2455)0 and Σc⁎(2520)0 states. The ratios of branching fractions with respect to the decay Λb0→Λc+pp‾π− are B(Λb0→Σc0pp‾)×B(Σc0→Λc+π−)B(Λb0→Λc+pp‾π−)=0.089±0.015±0.006,B(Λb0→Σc⁎0pp‾)×B(Σc⁎0→Λc+π−)B(Λb0→Λc+pp‾π−)=0.119±0.020±0.014. In all of the above results, the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The phase space is also examined for the presence of dibaryon resonances. No evidence for such resonances is found.Aaij, R.Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:38:38 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/26955urn:ISSN:0370-2693Elsevier2018-09-07Amplitude Analysis of the Decay <math><msup><mover><mi>B</mi><mo>¯</mo></mover><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msubsup><mi>K</mi><mi>S</mi><mn>0</mn></msubsup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>−</mo></msup></math> and First Observation of the <math><mi>C</mi><mi>P</mi></math> Asymmetry in <math><msup><mover><mi>B</mi><mo>¯</mo></mover><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><mi>K</mi><mo>*</mo></msup><mo>(</mo><mn>892</mn><msup><mo>)</mo><mo>−</mo></msup><msup><mi>π</mi><mo>+</mo></msup></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/26614
The time-integrated untagged Dalitz plot of the three-body hadronic charmless decay B¯0→KS0π+π− is studied using a pp collision data sample recorded with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1. The decay amplitude is described with an isobar model. Relative contributions of the isobar amplitudes to the B¯0→KS0π+π− decay branching fraction and CP asymmetries of the flavor-specific amplitudes are measured. The CP asymmetry between the conjugate B¯0→K*(892)−π+ and B0→K*(892)+π− decay rates is determined to be −0.308±0.062.Aaij, R.Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:14:25 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/26614urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-06-25Studies of the resonance structure in D0→K∓π±π±π∓ decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/25955
Amplitude models are constructed to describe the resonance structure of D0→K-π+π+π- and D0→K+π-π-π+ decays using pp collision data collected at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 . The largest contributions to both decay amplitudes are found to come from axial resonances, with decay modes D0→a1(1260)+K- and D0→K1(1270/1400)+π- being prominent in D0→K-π+π+π- and D0→K+π-π-π+ , respectively. Precise measurements of the lineshape parameters and couplings of the a1(1260)+ , K1(1270)- and K(1460)- resonances are made, and a quasi model-independent study of the K(1460)- resonance is performed. The coherence factor of the decays is calculated from the amplitude models to be RK3π=0.459±0.010(stat)±0.012(syst)±0.020(model) , which is consistent with direct measurements. These models will be useful in future measurements of the unitary-triangle angle γ and studies of charm mixing and CP violation.Aaij, R.Sun, 03 Jun 2018 07:04:53 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/25955urn:ISSN:1434-6052Springer/Società Italiana di Fisica2018-6-2Evidence for the Rare Decay <math><msup><mi>Σ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><mo>→</mo><mi>p</mi><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>−</mo></msup></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/25931
A search for the rare decay Σ+→pμ+μ− is performed using pp collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies s=7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. An excess of events is observed with respect to the background expectation, with a signal significance of 4.1 standard deviations. No significant structure is observed in the dimuon invariant mass distribution, in contrast with a previous result from the HyperCP experiment. The measured Σ+→pμ+μ− branching fraction is (2.2−1.3+1.8)×10−8, where statistical and systematic uncertainties are included, which is consistent with the standard model prediction.Aaij, R.Thu, 31 May 2018 20:16:16 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/25931urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-05-31Search for the rare decay <math><msubsup><mi>Λ</mi><mi>c</mi><mo>+</mo></msubsup><mo>→</mo><mi>p</mi><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>−</mo></msup></math>
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/25316
A search for the flavor-changing neutral-current decay Λc+→pμ+μ− is reported using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1 collected by the LHCb Collaboration. No significant signal is observed outside of the dimuon mass regions around the ϕ and ω resonances, and an upper limit is placed on the branching fraction of B(Λc+→pμ+μ−)<7.7(9.6)×10−8 at 90%(95%) confidence level. A significant signal is observed in the ω dimuon mass region for the first time.Aaij, R.Fri, 04 May 2018 16:16:18 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/25316urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2018-05-04Test of lepton flavor universality by the measurement of the <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><msup><mi>D</mi><mo>*</mo></msup><mo>−</mo></msup><msup><mi>τ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msub><mi>ν</mi><mi>τ</mi></msub></math> branching fraction using three-prong <math><mi>τ</mi></math> decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/25138
The ratio of branching fractions R(D*−)≡B(B0→D*−τ+ντ)/B(B0→D*−μ+νμ) is measured using a data sample of proton-proton collisions collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. The τ lepton is reconstructed with three charged pions in the final state. A novel method is used that exploits the different vertex topologies of signal and backgrounds to isolate samples of semitauonic decays of b hadrons with high purity. Using the B0→D*−π+π−π+ decay as the normalization channel, the ratio B(B0→D*−τ+ντ)/B(B0→D*−π+π−π+) is measured to be 1.97±0.13±0.18, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. An average of branching fraction measurements for the normalization channel is used to derive B(B0→D*−τ+ντ)=(1.42±0.094±0.129±0.054)%, where the third uncertainty is due to the limited knowledge of B(B0→D*−π+π−π+). A test of lepton flavor universality is performed using the well-measured branching fraction B(B0→D*−μ+νμ) to compute R(D*−)=0.291±0.019±0.026±0.013, where the third uncertainty originates from the uncertainties on B(B0→D*−π+π−π+) and B(B0→D*−μ+νμ). This measurement is in agreement with the Standard Model prediction and with previous measurements.Aaij, R.Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:16:25 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/25138urn:ISSN:2470-0029APS2018-04-25Measurement of the Ratio of the <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><mi>D</mi><mrow><mo>*</mo><mo>−</mo></mrow></msup><msup><mi>τ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msub><mi>ν</mi><mi>τ</mi></msub></math> and <math><msup><mi>B</mi><mn>0</mn></msup><mo>→</mo><msup><mi>D</mi><mrow><mo>*</mo><mo>−</mo></mrow></msup><msup><mi>μ</mi><mo>+</mo></msup><msub><mi>ν</mi><mi>μ</mi></msub></math> Branching Fractions Using Three-Prong <math><mi>τ</mi></math>-Lepton Decays
https://repo.scoap3.org/record/25136
The ratio of branching fractions R(D*−)≡B(B0→D*−τ+ντ)/B(B0→D*−μ+νμ) is measured using a data sample of proton-proton collisions collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. For the first time, R(D*−) is determined using the τ-lepton decays with three charged pions in the final state. The B0→D*−τ+ντ yield is normalized to that of the B0→D*−π+π−π+ mode, providing a measurement of B(B0→D*−τ+ντ)/B(B0→D*−π+π−π+)=1.97±0.13±0.18, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. The value of B(B0→D*−τ+ντ)=(1.42±0.094±0.129±0.054)% is obtained, where the third uncertainty is due to the limited knowledge of the branching fraction of the normalization mode. Using the well-measured branching fraction of the B0→D*−μ+νμ decay, a value of R(D*−)=0.291±0.019±0.026±0.013 is established, where the third uncertainty is due to the limited knowledge of the branching fractions of the normalization and B0→D*−μ+νμ modes. This measurement is in agreement with the standard model prediction and with previous results.Aaij, R.Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:16:07 GMThttps://repo.scoap3.org/record/25136urn:ISSN:1079-7114APS2018-04-25