Observation of B<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf>→ K<sup>∗±</sup>K<sup>∓</sup>and evidence for B<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf>→ K<sup>∗-</sup>π<sup>+</sup>decays

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, 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, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi

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Abstract

© 2014 CERN. Measurements of the branching fractions of B0s→ K∗±K∓and B0sK∗±π∓decays are performed using a data sample corresponding to 1.0 fb-1of proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, where the K∗±mesons are reconstructed in the K0sπ±final state. The first observation of the B0s→ K∗±K∓decay and the first evidence for the B0s→ K∗-π+decay are reported with branching fractions (Equation presented), where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. In addition, an upper limit of B(B0→ K∗±K∓) < 0.4 (0.5) × 10-6is set at 90% (95%) confidence level.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNew Journal of Physics
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Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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    Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amerio, S., Amhis, Y., An, L., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., ... Calvi, M. (2014). Observation of B<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf>→ K<sup>∗±</sup>K<sup>∓</sup>and evidence for B<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf>→ K<sup>∗-</sup>π<sup>+</sup>decays. New Journal of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/16/12/123001