Angular analysis of B0→D-Ds+ with Ds+→Ds+γ decays

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Ackernley, T, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Afsharnia, H, Aidala, CA, Aiola, S, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S
et al (show 943 more authors) (2021) Angular analysis of B0→D-Ds+ with Ds+→Ds+γ decays. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2021 (6). 177-.

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The first full angular analysis of the $B^0 \to D^{*-} D_s^{*+}$ decay is performed using 6 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data collected with the LHCb experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The $D_s^{*+} \to D_s^+ \gamma$ and $D^{*-} \to \bar{D}^0 \pi^-$ vector meson decays are used with the subsequent $D_s^+ \to K^+ K^- \pi^+$ and $\bar{D}^0 \to K^+ \pi^-$ decays. All helicity amplitudes and phases are measured, and the longitudinal polarisation fraction is determined to be $f_{\rm L} = 0.578 \pm 0.010 \pm 0.011$ with world-best precision, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The pattern of helicity amplitude magnitudes is found to align with expectations from quark-helicity conservation in $B$ decays. The ratio of branching fractions $[\mathcal{B}(B^0 \to D^{*-} D_s^{*+}) \times \mathcal{B}(D_s^{*+} \to D_s^+ \gamma)]/\mathcal{B}(B^0 \to D^{*-} D_s^+)$ is measured to be $2.045 \pm 0.022 \pm 0.071$ with world-best precision. In addition, the first observation of the Cabibbo-suppressed $B_s^0 \to D^{*-} D_s^+$ decay is made with a significance of seven standard deviations. The branching fraction ratio $\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^{*-} D_s^+)/\mathcal{B}(B^0 \to D^{*-} D_s^+)$ is measured to be $0.049 \pm 0.006 \pm 0.003 \pm 0.002$, where the third uncertainty is due to limited knowledge of the ratio of fragmentation fractions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: All figures and tables, along with any supplementary material and additional information, are available at (LHCb public pages)
Uncontrolled Keywords: B physics, Branching fraction, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Polarization
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 08:58
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 23:01
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2021)177
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