Measurements of Bc+ production and mass with the Bc+→J/ ψπ+ decay

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, A. Adametz, 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, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. B. ApplebyO. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, Th Bauer, A. Bay, J. Beddow, 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, 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

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Measurements of Bc+ production and mass are performed with the decay mode Bc+→J/ψπ + using 0.37fb -1 of data collected in pp collisions at √s=7TeV by the LHCb experiment. The ratio of the production cross section times branching fraction between the Bc+→J/ψπ + and the B +→J/ψK + decays is measured to be (0.68±0.10(stat)±0.03(syst)±0. 05(lifetime))% for Bc+ and B + mesons with transverse momenta p T>4GeV/c and pseudorapidities 2.5<η<4.5. The Bc+ mass is directly measured to be 6273.7±1.3(stat)±1.6(syst)MeV/c2, and the measured mass difference with respect to the B + meson is M(Bc+)-M(B +)=994.6±1.3(stat)±0.6(syst)MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number232001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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