Measurement of the B¯0s meson lifetime in D+s π- decays

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij*, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. AndersonR. Andreassen, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, S. Bifani, N. Farley, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, C. J. Parkinson, L. Pescatore, D. Popov, N. K. Watson

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Abstract

We present a measurement of the ratio of the B¯0s meson lifetime, in the flavor-specific decay to D+sπ-, to that of the B¯0 meson. The pp collision data used correspond to an integrated luminosity of 1fb-1, collected with the LHCb detector, at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Combining our measured value of 1.010±0.010±0.008 for this ratio with the known B¯0 lifetime, we determine the flavor-specific B¯0s lifetime to be τ(B¯0s)=1.535±0.015±0.014 ps, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. This is the most precise measurement to date, and is consistent with previous measurements and theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number172001
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume113
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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