Measurement of the effective B0s→K+K− lifetime

Aaij, R. et al. (2012) Measurement of the effective B0s→K+K− lifetime. Physics Letters B, 716(3-5), pp. 393-400. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.08.033)

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Abstract

A precise determination of the effective B 0 s →K +K − lifetime can be used to constrain contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model in the B 0 s meson system. Conventional approaches select B meson decay products that are significantly displaced from the B meson production vertex. As a consequence, B mesons with low decay times are suppressed, introducing a bias to the decay time spectrum which must be corrected. This analysis uses a technique that explicitly avoids a lifetime bias by using a neural network based trigger and event selection. Using 1.0 fb−1 of data recorded by the LHCb experiment, the effective B 0 s →K +K − lifetime is measured as 1.455±0.046 (stat.)±0.006 (syst.) ps.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and MacRaighne, Dr Aaron and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Plackett, Dr Richard and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars and Bates, Mrs Alison
Authors: Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adametz, A., 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., Amhis, Y., Anderson, J., Appleby, R.B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J.J., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R.J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., Bates, A., Bauer, C., Bauer, T., Bay, A., Beddow, J., Bediaga, I., Belogurov, S., Belous, K., Belyaev, I., Ben-Haim, E., Benayoun, M., Bencivenni, G., Benson, S., Benton, J., Bernet, R., Bettler, M.-O., van Beuzekom, M., Bien, A., Bifani, S., Bird, T., Bizzeti, A., Bjørnstad, P.M., Blake, T., Blanc, F., Blanks, C., Blouw, J., Blusk, S., Bobrov, A., Bocci, V., Bondar, A., Bondar, N., Bonivento, W., Borghi, S., Borgia, A., Bowcock, T.J.V., Bozzi, C., Brambach, T., van den Brand, J., Bressieux, J., Brett, D., Britsch, M., Britton, T., Brook, N.H., Brown, H., Büchler-Germann, A., Burducea, I., Bursche, A., Buytaert, J., Cadeddu, S., Callot, O., Calvi, M., Calvo Gomez, M., Camboni, A., Campana, P., Carbone, A., Carboni, G., Cardinale, R., Cardini, A., Carson, L., Carvalho Akiba, K., Casse, G., Cattaneo, M., Cauet, C., Charles, M., Charpentier, P., Chen, P., 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., Corti, G., Couturier, B., Cowan, G.A., Craik, D., Currie, R., DʼAmbrosio, C., David, P., David, P.N.Y., De Bonis, I., De Bruyn, K., De Capua, S., De Cian, M., De Miranda, J.M., De Paula, L., De Simone, P., Decamp, D., Deckenhoff, M., Degaudenzi, H., Del Buono, L., Deplano, C., Derkach, D., Deschamps, O., Dettori, F., Dickens, J., Dijkstra, H., Diniz Batista, P., Domingo Bonal, F., Donleavy, S., Dordei, F., Dosil 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 CERN, for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 716(3-5):393-400
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