Searches for Λ0b and Ξ0b decays to K0Spπ− and K0SpK− final states with first observation of the Λ0b → K0Spπ− decay

Aaij, R. et al. (2014) Searches for Λ0b and Ξ0b decays to K0Spπ− and K0SpK− final states with first observation of the Λ0b → K0Spπ− decay. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014, 87. (doi: 10.1007/JHEP04(2014)087)

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Abstract

A search for previously unobserved decays of beauty baryons to the final states K0 S pπ− and K0 S pK− is reported. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions. The Λ 0 b → K 0 pπ− decay is observed with a significance of 8.6 σ, with branching fraction B(Λ 0 b → K 0 pπ−) = (1.26 ± 0.19 ± 0.09 ± 0.34 ± 0.05) × 10−5 , where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, from the ratio of fragmentation fractions fΛ0 b /fd, and from the branching fraction of the B0 → K0π +π − normalisation channel, respectively. A first measurement is made of the CP asymmetry, giving ACP (Λ 0 b → K 0 pπ−) = 0.22 ± 0.13 (stat) ± 0.03 (syst). No significant signals are seen for Λ 0 b → K0 S pK− decays, Ξ0 b decays to both the K0 S pπ− and K0 S pK− final states, and the Λ 0 b → D− s (→ K0 SK−)p decay, and upper limits on their branching fractions are reported.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Ogilvy, Mr Stephen and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and Sail, Mr Paul and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Hynds, Mr Daniel and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars
Authors: Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., 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., Andreotti, M., 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., Badalov, A., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R. J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., Batozskaya, V., Bauer, T., 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., Borsato, M., 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., Calabrese, R., 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., Cassina, L., Castillo Garcia, L., Cattaneo, M., Cauet, C., Cenci, R., Charles, M., Charpentier, P., Cheung, S.-F., Chiapolini, N., Chrzaszcz, M., Ciba, K., Cid Vidal, X., Ciezarek, G., Clarke, P. E. L., Clemencic, M., Cliff, H. V., Closier, J., Coca, C., Coco, V., Cogan, J., Cogneras, E., Collins, P., Comerma-Montells, A., Contu, A., Cook, A., Coombes, M., Coquereau, S., Corti, G., Counts, I., Couturier, B., Cowan, G. A., Craik, D. C., Cruz Torres, M., Cunliffe, S., Currie, R., D’Ambrosio, C., Dalseno, J., David, P., David, P. N. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of High Energy Physics
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ISSN:1029-8479
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First Published:First published in Journal of High Energy Physics 2014:87
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