Observation of Bc+→J/ψDs+ and Bc+→J/ψDs*+ decays

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, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, H. Carranza-Mejia, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba

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Abstract

The decays Bc+→J/ψDs+ and Bc+→J/ψDs*+ are observed for the first time using a dataset, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1, collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of √s=7 and 8 TeV. The statistical significance for both signals is in excess of 9 standard deviations. The following ratios of branching fractions are measured to be B(Bc+→J/ ψDs+)B(Bc+→J/ψπ+)=2.90±0.57±0.24, B(Bc+→J/ψDs*+)B(Bc+→J/ψDs+)=2.37±0.56±0. 10, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. The mass of the Bc+ meson is measured to be mBc+=6276.28±1. 44(stat)±0.36(syst) MeV/c2, using the Bc+→J/ψDs+ decay mode. © 2013 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
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Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 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., ... Carvalho Akiba, K. (2013). Observation of Bc+→J/ψDs+ and Bc+→J/ψDs*+ decays. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.87.112012