Observation of the decay B<inf>c</inf><sup>+</sup>→B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup>π<sup>+</sup>

R. Aaij, 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. Andreassen, J. E. AndrewsR. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, 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, 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, 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, G. Casse

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The result of a search for the decay Bc+→Bs0π+ is presented, using the Bs0→Ds-π+ and Bs0→J/ψ channels. The analysis is based on a data sample of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb-1 taken at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, and 2 fb-1 taken at 8 TeV. The decay Bc+→Bs0π+ is observed with significance in excess of 5 standard deviations independently in both decay channels. The measured product of the ratio of cross sections and branching fraction is [σ(Bc+)/ σ(Bs0)]×B(Bc+→Bs0π+)=[2.37±0.31 (stat)±0.11 (syst)-0.13+0.17(τBc+)]×10-3, in the pseudorapidity range 2<η(B)<5, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainty on the Bc+ lifetime. This is the first observation of a B meson decaying to another B meson via the weak interaction. © 2013 CERN. Published by the American Physical Society.
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Aaij, R. ; 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. ; Andreassen, R. ; Andrews, J. E. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Baalouch, M. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Baesso, C. ; Balagura, V. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Bauer, Th ; Bay, A. ; Beddow, J. ; Bedeschi, F. ; Bediaga, I. ; Belogurov, S. ; Belous, K. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Berezhnoy, A. ; Bernet, R. ; Bettler, M. O. ; Van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bird, T. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Bjørnstad, P. M. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blouw, J. ; Blusk, S. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borgia, A. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bowen, E. ; Bozzi, C. ; Brambach, T. ; Van Den Brand, J. ; Bressieux, J. ; Brett, D. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brook, N. H. ; Brown, H. ; Bursche, A. ; Busetto, G. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Callot, O. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Camboni, A. ; Campana, P. ; Campora Perez, D. ; Carbone, A. ; Carboni, G. ; Cardinale, R. ; Cardini, A. ; Carranza-Mejia, H. ; Carson, L. ; Carvalho Akiba, K. ; Casse, G. / Observation of the decay B<inf>c</inf><sup>+</sup>→B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup>π<sup>+</sup>. In: Physical Review Letters. 2013.
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In: Physical Review Letters, 01.11.2013.

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AU - Aaij, R.

AU - Adeva, B.

AU - Adinolfi, M.

AU - Adrover, C.

AU - Affolder, A.

AU - Ajaltouni, Z.

AU - Albrecht, J.

AU - Alessio, F.

AU - Alexander, M.

AU - Ali, S.

AU - Alkhazov, G.

AU - Alvarez Cartelle, P.

AU - Alves, A. A.

AU - Amato, S.

AU - Amerio, S.

AU - Amhis, Y.

AU - Anderlini, L.

AU - Anderson, J.

AU - Andreassen, R.

AU - Andrews, J. E.

AU - Appleby, R. B.

AU - Aquines Gutierrez, O.

AU - Archilli, F.

AU - Artamonov, A.

AU - Artuso, M.

AU - Aslanides, E.

AU - Auriemma, G.

AU - Baalouch, M.

AU - Bachmann, S.

AU - Back, J. J.

AU - Baesso, C.

AU - Balagura, V.

AU - Baldini, W.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Barschel, C.

AU - Barsuk, S.

AU - Barter, W.

AU - Bauer, Th

AU - Bay, A.

AU - Beddow, J.

AU - Bedeschi, F.

AU - Bediaga, I.

AU - Belogurov, S.

AU - Belous, K.

AU - Belyaev, I.

AU - Ben-Haim, E.

AU - Bencivenni, G.

AU - Benson, S.

AU - Benton, J.

AU - Berezhnoy, A.

AU - Bernet, R.

AU - Bettler, M. O.

AU - Van Beuzekom, M.

AU - Bien, A.

AU - Bifani, S.

AU - Bird, T.

AU - Bizzeti, A.

AU - Bjørnstad, P. M.

AU - Blake, T.

AU - Blanc, F.

AU - Blouw, J.

AU - Blusk, S.

AU - Bocci, V.

AU - Bondar, A.

AU - Bondar, N.

AU - Bonivento, W.

AU - Borghi, S.

AU - Borgia, A.

AU - Bowcock, T. J.V.

AU - Bowen, E.

AU - Bozzi, C.

AU - Brambach, T.

AU - Van Den Brand, J.

AU - Bressieux, J.

AU - Brett, D.

AU - Britsch, M.

AU - Britton, T.

AU - Brook, N. H.

AU - Brown, H.

AU - Bursche, A.

AU - Busetto, G.

AU - Buytaert, J.

AU - Cadeddu, S.

AU - Callot, O.

AU - Calvi, M.

AU - Calvo Gomez, M.

AU - Camboni, A.

AU - Campana, P.

AU - Campora Perez, D.

AU - Carbone, A.

AU - Carboni, G.

AU - Cardinale, R.

AU - Cardini, A.

AU - Carranza-Mejia, H.

AU - Carson, L.

AU - Carvalho Akiba, K.

AU - Casse, G.

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N2 - The result of a search for the decay Bc+→Bs0π+ is presented, using the Bs0→Ds-π+ and Bs0→J/ψ channels. The analysis is based on a data sample of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb-1 taken at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, and 2 fb-1 taken at 8 TeV. The decay Bc+→Bs0π+ is observed with significance in excess of 5 standard deviations independently in both decay channels. The measured product of the ratio of cross sections and branching fraction is [σ(Bc+)/ σ(Bs0)]×B(Bc+→Bs0π+)=[2.37±0.31 (stat)±0.11 (syst)-0.13+0.17(τBc+)]×10-3, in the pseudorapidity range 2<η(B)<5, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainty on the Bc+ lifetime. This is the first observation of a B meson decaying to another B meson via the weak interaction. © 2013 CERN. Published by the American Physical Society.

AB - The result of a search for the decay Bc+→Bs0π+ is presented, using the Bs0→Ds-π+ and Bs0→J/ψ channels. The analysis is based on a data sample of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb-1 taken at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, and 2 fb-1 taken at 8 TeV. The decay Bc+→Bs0π+ is observed with significance in excess of 5 standard deviations independently in both decay channels. The measured product of the ratio of cross sections and branching fraction is [σ(Bc+)/ σ(Bs0)]×B(Bc+→Bs0π+)=[2.37±0.31 (stat)±0.11 (syst)-0.13+0.17(τBc+)]×10-3, in the pseudorapidity range 2<η(B)<5, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainty on the Bc+ lifetime. This is the first observation of a B meson decaying to another B meson via the weak interaction. © 2013 CERN. Published by the American Physical Society.

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