First observation of the decay B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup> → φ K̄*<sup>0</sup>

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, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenR. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, 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, M. Benayoun, 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

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Abstract

The first observation of the decay Bs0 → φK̄*0 is reported. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb-1 of pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, collected with the LHCb detector. A yield of 30 ± 6 Bs0 → (K+K-)(K -π+) decays is found in the mass windows 1012:5 < M(K+K) < 1026:5MeV/c2 and 746 < M(K -π+) < 1046MeV/c2. The signal yield is found to be dominated by Bs0 → φK̄* 0 decays, and the corresponding branching fraction is measured to be B(Bs0 → φK̄*0) = (1:10 ± 0:24 (stat) ± 0:14 (syst) ± 0:08 (fd/f s)) × 10-6, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic and from the ratio of fragmentation fractions fd/f s which accounts for the different production rate of B0 and Bs0 mesons. The significance of Bs0 → φK̄*0 signal is 6.1 standard deviations. The fraction of longitudinal polarization in Bs0 → φK̄*0 decays is found to be f 0 = 0:51 ± 0:15 (stat) ± 0:07 (syst). Copyright CERN.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
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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., Amerio, S., Amhis, Y., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., ... Carbone, A. (2013). First observation of the decay B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup> → φ K̄*<sup>0</sup> Journal of High Energy Physics. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2013)092