First evidence for the two-body charmless baryonic decay B0→pp−

Aaij, R. et al. (2013) First evidence for the two-body charmless baryonic decay B0→pp−. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013(5), (doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2013)005)

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Abstract

The results of a search for the rare two-body charmless baryonic decays B0→pp− and B0s→pp− are reported. The analysis uses a data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.9 fb−1, of pp collision data collected by the LHCb experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. An excess of B0→pp− candidates with respect to background expectations is seen with a statistical significance of 3.3 standard deviations. This is the first evidence for a two-body charmless baryonic B 0 decay. No significant B0s→pp− signal is observed, leading to an improvement of three orders of magnitude over previous bounds. If the excess events are interpreted as signal, the 68.3% confidence level intervals on the branching fractions are B(B0→pp−)=1.47+0.62+0.35−0.51−0.14×10−8,\hfillB(Bs→pp−)=2.84+2.03+0.85−1.68−0.18×10−8,\hfill where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and Cowie, Dr Euan and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars
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., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., Andreassen, R., Appleby, R. B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J. J., Baesso, C., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R. J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., 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., 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., Blanks, C., Blouw, J., Blusk, S., Bobrov, A., 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., 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., Carranza-Mejia, H., 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., Coquereau, S., Corti, G., Couturier, B., Cowan, G. A., Craik, D., Cunliffe, S., Currie, R., D’Ambrosio, C., David, P., David, P. N. Y., De Bonis, I., De Bruyn, K., De Capua, S., De Cian, M., De Miranda, J. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of High Energy Physics
Journal Abbr.:J. High Energy Phys.
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
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First Published:First published in Journal of High Energy Physics 2013:5
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