Observation of the decay B-<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf>→ ψ(2S)K<sup>+</sup>π<sup>-</sup>

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, M. AndreottiJ. 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, C. Baesso, 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, L. J. Bel, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, S. Braun, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, L. Capriotti, A. Carbone

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Abstract

The decay B- 0 s→ ψ(2S)K +π -is observed using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb -1collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The branching fraction relative to the B 0→ ψ(2S)K +π -decay mode is measured to be, where fs/fd indicates the uncertainty due to the ratio of probabilities for a b quark to hadronise into a B 0 sor B 0meson. Using an amplitude analysis, the fraction of decays proceeding via an intermediate K*(892) 0meson is measured to be 0.645±0.049(stat)±0.049(syst) and its longitudinal polarisation fraction is 0.524±0.056(stat)±0.029(syst). The relative branching fraction for this component is determined to be. In addition, the mass splitting between the B 0 sand B 0mesons is measured as M(B 0 s)-M(B 0)=87.45±0.44(stat)±0.09(syst)MeV/c 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-494
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume747
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES , CNPq , FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF , DFG , HGF and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (The Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MinES and FANO (Russia); Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). The Tier1 computing centres are supported by IN2P3 (France), KIT and BMBF (Germany), INFN (Italy), NWO and SURF (The Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open source software packages on which we depend. We are also thankful for the computing resources and the access to software R&D tools provided by Yandex LLC (Russia). Individual groups or members have received support from EPLANET , Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union), Conseil général de Haute-Savoie , Labex ENIGMASS and OCEVU , Région Auvergne (France), RFBR (Russia), XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain), Royal Society and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (United Kingdom).

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© 2015 CERN for the benefit of the LHCb Collaboration.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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