Observation of the Bs0 → <i>D</i><SUP>*±</SUP><i>D</i><SUP>∓</SUP> decay

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Aidala, CA, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albicocco, P, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F
et al (show 834 more authors) (2021) Observation of the Bs0 → <i>D</i><SUP>*±</SUP><i>D</i><SUP>∓</SUP> decay. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2021 (3). 99-.

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A search for the $B^0_s \!\rightarrow D^{*\pm} D^\mp$ decay is performed using proton-proton collision data at centre-of-mass energies of $7$, $8$ and $13\,\text{TeV}$ collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $9\,\text{fb}^{-1}$. The decay is observed with a high significance and its branching fraction relative to the $B^0 \!\rightarrow D^{*\pm} D^\mp$ decay is measured to be \begin{align*} \frac{\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \rightarrow D^{\ast \pm} D^{\mp}) }{\mathcal{B}(B^0 \rightarrow D^{\ast \pm} D^{\mp}) } = 0.137 \pm 0.017 \pm 0.002 \pm 0.006 \,, \end{align*} where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the uncertainty on the ratio of the $B_s^0$ and $B^0$ hadronisation fractions.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: B physics, Branching fraction, Flavor physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 10:33
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 23:02
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2021)099
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3121619