First Observation of a Baryonic <i>B<sub>s</sub></i><SUP>0</SUP> Decay

Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S, Alkhazov, G
et al (show 770 more authors) (2017) First Observation of a Baryonic <i>B<sub>s</sub></i><SUP>0</SUP> Decay. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 119 (4). 041802-.

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We report the first observation of a baryonic B_{s}^{0} decay, B_{s}^{0}→pΛ[over ¯]K^{-}, using proton-proton collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0  fb^{-1}. The branching fraction is measured to be B(B_{s}^{0}→pΛ[over ¯]K^{-})+B(B_{s}^{0}→p[over ¯]ΛK^{+})=[5.46±0.61±0.57±0.50(B)±0.32(f_{s}/f_{d})]×10^{-6}, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic, the third uncertainty accounts for the experimental uncertainty on the branching fraction of the B^{0}→pΛ[over ¯]π^{-} decay used for normalization, and the fourth uncertainty relates to the knowledge of the ratio of b-quark hadronization probabilities f_{s}/f_{d}.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: LHCb Collaboration
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Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023 20:21
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.041802
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