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

© 2015 CERN for the benefit of the LHCb Collaboration. The decay B-0s→ 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 B0→ 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 B0sor B0meson. 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 B0sand B0mesons is measured as M(B0s)-M(B0)=87.45±0.44(stat)±0.09(syst)MeV/c2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-494
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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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., ... Carbone, A. (2015). Observation of the decay B-<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf>→ ψ(2S)K<sup>+</sup>π<sup>-</sup> Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 484-494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2015.06.038