Observation of the suppressed ADS modes B± →[π±Kπ+π-] D K± and B± →[π±Kπ+π-] Dπ±

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinol, 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, 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, T. 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. vandenBrand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, A. Camboni, P. Campana

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An analysis of B ± → DK ± and B ± → Dπ ± decays is presented where the D meson is reconstructed in the four -body nal state K ±π π +π-. Using LHCb data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb -1, rst observations are made of the suppressed ADS modes B ± →[π ±K π +π-] D K ± and B ± → [π ±K π +π-]Dπ ± with a signicance of 5.1σ and greater than 10σ, respectively. Measurements of CP asymmetries and CP -conserving ratios of partial widths from this family of decays are also performed. The magnitude of the ratio between the suppressed and favoured B ± → DK ± amplitudes is determined to be r K B = 0.097±0.011.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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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 and Region Auvergne (France); BMBF , DFG , HGF and MPG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (The Netherlands); SCSR (Poland); ANCS/IFA (Romania); MinES , Rosatom , RFBR and NRC “Kurchatov Institute” (Russia); MinECo , XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NAS Ukraine (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We also acknowledge the support received from the ERC under FP7. 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 thankful for the computing resources put at our disposal by Yandex LLC (Russia), as well as to the communities behind the multiple open source software packages that we depend on.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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