Evidence for the two-body charmless baryonic decay B<SUP>+</SUP> → p(Λ)over-bar

Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S, Alkhazov, G
et al (show 761 more authors) (2017) Evidence for the two-body charmless baryonic decay B<SUP>+</SUP> → p(Λ)over-bar. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 04 (4). 162-.

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A search for the rare two-body charmless baryonic decay $B^+ \to p \bar\Lambda$ is performed with $pp$ collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3\,\mbox{fb}^{-1}$, collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. An excess of $B^+ \to p \bar\Lambda$ candidates with respect to background expectations is seen with a statistical significance of 4.1 standard deviations, and constitutes the first evidence for this decay. The branching fraction, measured using the $B^+ \to K^0_{\mathrm S} \pi^+$ decay for normalisation, is \begin{eqnarray} \mathcal{B}(B^+ \to p \bar\Lambda) & = & ( 2.4 \,^{+1.0}_{-0.8} \pm 0.3 ) \times 10^{-7} \,, \nonumber \end{eqnarray} where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: B physics, Branching fraction, Flavor physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 07:42
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 17:53
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2017)162
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3007623