First observation of the decay Bc+→J/ψπ +π -π +

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, 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, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. ArchilliA. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, Th Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, C. Blanks, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, A. Bobrov, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale

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The decay Bc+→J/ψπ +π -π + is observed for the first time, using 0.8fb -1 of pp collisions at √s=7TeV collected by the LHCb experiment. The ratio of branching fractions B(Bc+→J/ψπ +π -π +)/ B(Bc+→J/ψπ +) is measured to be 2.41±0.30±0. 33, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The result is in agreement with theoretical predictions. © 2012 CERN.
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Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Adrover, C., Affolder, A., ... Cardinale, R. (2012). First observation of the decay Bc+→J/ψπ +π -π +. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.251802
Aaij, R. ; Abellan Beteta, C. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; Adrover, C. ; Affolder, A. ; Ajaltouni, Z. ; Albrecht, J. ; Alessio, F. ; Alexander, M. ; Ali, S. ; Alkhazov, G. ; Alvarez Cartelle, P. ; Alves, A. A. ; Amato, S. ; Amhis, Y. ; Anderson, J. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Balagura, V. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Bates, A. ; Bauer, C. ; Bauer, Th ; Bay, A. ; Bediaga, I. ; Belogurov, S. ; Belous, K. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Benayoun, M. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Bernet, R. ; Bettler, M. O. ; Van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bird, T. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Bjørnstad, P. M. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blanks, C. ; Blouw, J. ; Blusk, S. ; Bobrov, A. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borgia, A. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bozzi, C. ; Brambach, T. ; Van Den Brand, J. ; Bressieux, J. ; Brett, D. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brook, N. H. ; Brown, H. ; Büchler-Germann, A. ; Burducea, I. ; Bursche, A. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Callot, O. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Camboni, A. ; Campana, P. ; Carbone, A. ; Carboni, G. ; Cardinale, R. / First observation of the decay Bc+→J/ψπ +π -π +. In: Physical Review Letters. 2012.
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In: Physical Review Letters, 19.06.2012.

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Aaij R, Abellan Beteta C, Adeva B, Adinolfi M, Adrover C, Affolder A et al. First observation of the decay Bc+→J/ψπ +π -π +. Physical Review Letters. 2012 Jun 19. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.251802