Observation of the Annihilation Decay Mode <i>B</i><SUP>0</SUP> → <i>K</i><SUP>+</SUP><i>K</i><SUP>-</SUP>



Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S, Alkhazov, G
et al (show 759 more authors) (2017) Observation of the Annihilation Decay Mode <i>B</i><SUP>0</SUP> → <i>K</i><SUP>+</SUP><i>K</i><SUP>-</SUP>. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 118 (8). 081801-.

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Abstract

A search for the B^{0}→K^{+}K^{-} decay is performed using pp-collision data collected by LHCb. The data set corresponds to integrated luminosities of 1.0 and 2.0  fb^{-1} at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, respectively. This decay is observed for the first time, with a significance of more than 5 standard deviations. The analysis also results in an improved measurement of the branching fraction for the B_{s}^{0}→π^{+}π^{-} decay. The measured branching fractions are B(B^{0}→K^{+}K^{-})=(7.80±1.27±0.81±0.21)×10^{-8} and B(B_{s}^{0}→π^{+}π^{-})=(6.91±0.54±0.63±0.19±0.40)×10^{-7}. The first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, the third is due to the uncertainty on the B^{0}→K^{+}π^{-} branching fraction used as a normalization. For the B_{s}^{0} mode, the fourth accounts for the uncertainty on the ratio of the probabilities for b quarks to hadronize into B_{s}^{0} and B^{0} mesons.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: LHCb Collaboration
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 03:45
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.081801
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3006422