Branching fraction and CP asymmetry of the decays B<sup>+</sup>→K<inf>S</inf><sup>0</sup>π<sup>+</sup> and B<sup>+</sup>→K<inf>S</inf><sup>0</sup>K<sup>+</sup>

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. Andreassen, J. E. AndrewsR. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, C. Baesso, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, Th Bauer, A. Bay, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. van den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, H. Carranza-Mejia, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba

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An analysis of B +→K S 0π + and B +→K S 0K + decays is performed with the LHCb experiment. The pp collision data used correspond to integrated luminosities of 1fb -1 and 2fb -1 collected at centre-of-mass energies of √s=7TeV and √s=8TeV, respectively. The ratio of branching fractions and the direct CP asymmetries are measured to be B(B +→K S0K +)/B(B +→K S 0π +)=0.064±0.009 (stat.)±0.004(syst.), A CP(B +→K S 0π +)=-0.022±0.025(stat.)±0.010 (syst.) and A CP(B +→K S 0K +)=-0.21±0.14 (stat.)±0.01 (syst.). The data sample taken at √s=7 TeV is used to search for B c +→K S 0K + decays and results in the upper limit (f c{dot operator}B(B c +→K S 0K +))/(fu{dot operator}B(B +→K S 0π +))<5.8×10-2 at 90% confidence level, where f c and f u denote the hadronisation fractions of a b- quark into a Bc+ or a B + meson, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-655
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES , CNPq , FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 and Region Auvergne (France); BMBF , DFG , HGF and MPG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (The Netherlands); SCSR (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MinES , Rosatom , RFBR and NRC “Kurchatov Institute” (Russia); MinECo , XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NAS Ukraine (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We also acknowledge the support received from the ERC under FP7. The Tier1 computing centres are supported by IN2P3 (France), KIT and BMBF (Germany), INFN (Italy), NWO and SURF (The Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom). We are thankful for the computing resources put at our disposal by Yandex LLC (Russia), as well as to the communities behind the multiple open source software packages that we depend on.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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