Measurements of the branching fractions for B<inf>(s)</inf>→D <inf>(s)</inf>πππ and Λb0→Λc+πππ

R. Aaij, 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. Arrabito, A. ArtamonovM. 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, Th Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, 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

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Branching fractions of the decays H bH cπ -π +π - relative to H b→ H cπ - are presented, where H b (H c) represents B ̄0 (D +), B - (D0), B̄s0 (Ds+), and Λb0 (Λc+). The measurements are performed with the LHCb detector using 35pb -1 of data collected at √s=7TeV. The ratios of branching fractions are measured to be [B(B ̄0→D +π -π +π -)]/[B(B ̄0→D +π -)]=2.38±0. 11±0.21, [B(B -→D0π -π +π -)]/[B(B -→D0π -)]=1.27±0.06±0.11, [B(B̄s0→Ds+π -π +π -)]/ [B(B̄s0→Ds+π -)]=2.01±0.37±0.20, [B(Λb0→Λc+π -π +π -)]/ [B(Λb0→Λc+π -)]=1.43±0.16±0.13 We also report measurements of partial decay rates of these decays to excited charm hadrons. These results are of comparable or higher precision than existing measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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