Dalitz plot analysis of B0D ¯ 0π+π- decays

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. D'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, L. J. Bel, S. Belogurov, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Birnkraut, A. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, L. Capriotti, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini

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The resonant substructures of B0→D¯0π+π- decays are studied with the Dalitz plot technique. In this study a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 of pp collisions collected by the LHCb detector is used. The branching fraction of the B0→D¯0π+π- decay in the region m(D¯0π±)>2.1 GeV/c2 is measured to be (8.46±0.14±0.29±0.40)×10-4, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic and the last arises from the normalization channel B0→D∗(2010)-π+. The π+π- S-wave components are modeled with the isobar and K-matrix formalisms. Results of the Dalitz plot analyses using both models are presented. A resonant structure at m(D¯0π-)≈2.8 GeV/c2 is confirmed and its spin-parity is determined for the first time as JP=3-. The branching fraction, mass and width of this structure are determined together with those of the D0∗(2400)- and D2∗(2460)- resonances. The branching fractions of other B0→D¯0h0 decay components with h0→π+π- are also reported. Many of these branching fraction measurements are the most precise to date. The first observation of the decays B0→D¯0f0(500), B0→D¯0f0(980), B0→D¯0ρ(1450), B0→D3∗(2760)-π+ and the first evidence of B0→D¯0f0(2020) are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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