Measurement of the branching fraction of the B0→Ds+π- decay

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A branching fraction measurement of the B0→Ds+π- decay is presented using proton–proton collision data collected with the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0fb-1. The branching fraction is found to be B(B0→Ds+π-)=(19.4±1.8 ± 1.3 ± 1.2) × 10 - 6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the uncertainty on the B0→ D-π+, Ds+→K+K-π+ and D-→ K+π-π- branching fractions. This is the most precise single measurement of this quantity to date. As this decay proceeds through a single amplitude involving a b→ u charged-current transition, the result provides information on non-factorisable strong interaction effects and the magnitude of the Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa matrix element Vub. Additionally, the collision energy dependence of the hadronisation-fraction ratio fs/ fd is measured through B̅s0→Ds+π- and B0→ D-π+ decays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number314
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2021

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Funding Information:
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); MOST and NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); NWO (Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MSHE (Russia); MICINN (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE NP and NSF (USA). We acknowledge the computing resources that are provided by CERN, IN2P3 (France), KIT and DESY (Germany), INFN (Italy), SURF (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom), RRCKI and Yandex LLC (Russia), CSCS (Switzerland), IFIN-HH (Romania), CBPF (Brazil), PL-GRID (Poland) and OSC (USA). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open-source software packages on which we depend. Individual groups or members have received support from AvH Foundation (Germany); EPLANET, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union); A*MIDEX, ANR, Labex P2IO and OCEVU, and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France); Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS, CAS PIFI, Thousand Talents Program, and Sci. & Tech. Program of Guangzhou (China); RFBR, RSF and Yandex LLC (Russia); GVA, XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom).

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© 2021, CERN for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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