First observation of the decay B̄<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup>→D<sup>0</sup>K<sup>×0</sup> and a measurement of the ratio of branching fractions B(B̄<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup>→D<sup>0</sup>K<sup>×0</sup>) B(B̄<sup>0</sup>→D<sup>0</sup>ρ<sup>0</sup>)

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Abstract

The first observation of the decay B̄ s 0→D 0K ×0 using pp data collected by the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb -1, is reported. A signal of 34.4±6.8 events is obtained and the absence of signal is rejected with a statistical significance of more than nine standard deviations. The B̄ s 0→D 0K ×0 branching fraction is measured relative to that of B̄0→D 0 ρ 0: B(B̄ s 0→D 0K ×0) B(B̄ 0→D 0ρ 0)=1.48±0 .34±0.15±0.12, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the uncertainty on the ratio of the B 0 and Bs0 hadronisation fractions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume706
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and at the LHCb institutes, and acknowledge support from the National Agencies: CAPES , CNPq , FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); CERN ; NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF , DFG , HGF and MPG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (Netherlands); SCSR (Poland); ANCS (Romania); MinES of Russia and Rosatom (Russia); MICINN , XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NAS Ukraine (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We also acknowledge the support received from the ERC under FP7 and the Region Auvergne .

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