Search for <i>B<sub>c</sub></i><SUP>+</SUP> decays to the <i>p</i>(<i>p</i>)over-barπ<SUP>+</SUP> final state

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S
et al (show 723 more authors) (2016) Search for <i>B<sub>c</sub></i><SUP>+</SUP> decays to the <i>p</i>(<i>p</i>)over-barπ<SUP>+</SUP> final state. PHYSICS LETTERS B, 759. pp. 313-321.

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A search for the decays of the $B_c^+$ meson to $p\bar p\pi^+$ is performed for the first time using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 $\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ collected by the LHCb experiment in $pp$ collisions at centre-of-mass energies of $7$ and $8$ TeV. No signal is found and an upper limit, at 95\% confidence level, is set, $\frac{f_c}{f_u}\times\mathcal{B}(B_c^+\to p\bar p\pi^+)<3.6\times10^{-8}$ in the kinematic region $m(p\bar p)<2.85\mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V\!/}c^2$, $p_{\rm T}(B)<20\mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V\!/}c$ and $2.0<y(B)<4.5$, where $\mathcal{B}$ is the branching fraction and $f_c$ ($f_u$) is the fragmentation fraction of the $b$ quark into a $B_c^+$ ($B^+$) meson.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 09:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 08:50
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.05.074
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