First observation of a baryonic B<sup>+</sup><inf>c</inf> decay

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, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, 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, 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, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi

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Abstract

© 2014 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration. A baryonic decay of the B+c meson, B+c → J/ψpp¯π+, is observed for the first time, with a significance of 7.3 standard deviations, in pp collision data collected with the LHCb detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 taken at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. With the B+c → J/ψπ+ decay as the normalization channel, the ratio of branching fractions is measured to be B(B+c → J/ψpp¯π+)/B(B+c → J/ψπ+) = 0.143+0.039-0.034(stat) ± 0.013(syst). The mass of the B+c meson is determined as M(B+c) = 6274.0 ± 1.8(stat) ± 0.4(syst) MeV/c2, using the B+c → J/ψpp¯π+ channel.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
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Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2014
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Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amerio, S., Amhis, Y., An, L., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., ... Calvi, M. (2014). First observation of a baryonic B<sup>+</sup><inf>c</inf> decay. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.152003