Observation of charmless baryonic decays B<sub>(<i>s</i>)</sub><SUP>0</SUP> → <i>p</i>(<i>p</i>)over-bar<i>h</i> plus <i>h</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 764 more authors) (2017) Observation of charmless baryonic decays B<sub>(<i>s</i>)</sub><SUP>0</SUP> → <i>p</i>(<i>p</i>)over-bar<i>h</i> plus <i>h</i>′<SUP>-</SUP>. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 96 (5). 051103-.

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Decays of $B^0$ and $B_{s}^0$ mesons to the charmless baryonic final states $p \overline{p} h^+ h^{\prime-}$, where $h$ and $h^\prime$ each denote a kaon or a pion, are searched for using the LHCb detector. The analysis is based on a sample of proton-proton collision data collected at center-of-mass energies of $7$ and $8\,$TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3\,$fb$^{-1}$. Four-body charmless baryonic $B_{s}^0$ decays are observed for the first time. The decays $B^0_{s}\to p \overline{p} K^+ K^-$, $B^0_{s}\to p \overline{p} K^\pm \pi^\mp$, $B^0\to p \overline{p} K^\pm \pi^\mp$ and $B^0\to p \overline{p} \pi^+\pi^-$ are observed with a significance greater than $5$ standard deviations; evidence at $4.1$ standard deviations is found for the $B^0\to p \overline{p} K^+ K^-$ decay and an upper limit is set on the branching fraction for $B^0_{s}\to p \overline{p} \pi^+ \pi^-$. Branching fractions in the kinematic region $m(p \overline{p})<2850\,$MeV$/c^2$ are measured relative to the $B^0 \to J/\psi (\to p \overline{p}) K^*(892)^0$ channel.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 12:51
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2023 14:05
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.051103
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3015934