Differential branching fraction and angular analysis of Λ(formula presented.)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, M. AndreottiJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, 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, 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. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, S. Braun, 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

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© 2015, The Author(s). Abstract: The differential branching fraction of the rare decay Λb0 → Λμ+μ− is measured as a function of q2, the square of the dimuon invariant mass. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1, collected by the LHCb experiment. Evidence of signal is observed in the q2 region below the square of the J/ψ mass. Integrating over 15 < q2< 20 GeV2/c4 the differential branching fraction is measured asdℬ(formula presented.)±0.03±0.27×10−7GeV2/c4−1,$$ \mathrm{d}\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\varLambda}_b^0\to \varLambda {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)/d{q}^2=\left({1.18}_{-0.08}^{+0.09}\pm 0.03\pm 0.27\right)\times {10}^{-7}{\left({\mathrm{GeV}}^2/{c}^4\right)}^{-1}, $$where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic and due to the normalisation mode, Λb0 → J/ψΛ, respectively. In the q2 intervals where the signal is observed, angular distributions are studied and the forward-backward asymmetries in the dimuon (AFBℓ) and hadron (AFBh) systems are measured for the first time. In the range 15 < q2< 20 GeV2/c4 they are found to be(formula presented.)=−0.29±0.07stat±0.03syst.$$ \begin{array}{l}{A}_{\mathrm{FB}}^{\ell }=-0.05\pm 0.09\left(\mathrm{stat}\right)\pm 0.03\left(\mathrm{syst}\right)\;\mathrm{and}\hfill \\ {}{A}_{\mathrm{FB}}^h=-0.29\pm 0.07\left(\mathrm{stat}\right)\pm 0.03\left(\mathrm{syst}\right).\hfill \end{array} $$[Figure not available: see fulltext.]
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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