First observation of the decay B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup>→K<sup>*0</sup>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, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, L. ArrabitoA. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, D. S. Bailey, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, T. 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, 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, S. Brisbane, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, J. M. Caicedo Carvajal, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, L. Carson

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Abstract

The first observation of the decay Bs0→K*0K̄*0 is reported using 35 pb-1 of data collected by LHCb in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. A total of 49.8±7.5 Bs0→(K+π-)(K-π+) events are observed within ±50 MeV/c2 of the Bs0 mass and 746 MeV/c2<mKπ<1046 MeV/c2, mostly coming from a resonant Bs0→K*0K̄*0 signal. The branching fraction and the CP-averaged K*0 longitudinal polarization fraction are measured to be B(Bs0→K*0K̄*0)=(2.81±0.46(stat.)±0.45(syst.)±0.34(fs/fd))×10-5 and fL=0.31±0.12(stat.)±0.04(syst.). © 2012 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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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., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amhis, Y., Anderson, J., Appleby, R. B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., ... Carson, L. (2012). First observation of the decay B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup>→K<sup>*0</sup>K̄<sup>*0</sup> Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 50-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.02.001