Observation of the B0 → D̅∗0 K+π- and Bs0 → D̅∗0K-π+ decays

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The first observations of B0→D̅(2007)0K+π- and Bs0→D̅(2007)0K-π+ decays are presented, and their branching fractions relative to that of the B0→D̅(2007)π+π- decay are reported. These modes can potentially be used to investigate the spectroscopy of charm and charm-strange resonances and to determine the angle γ of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa unitarity triangle. It is also important to understand them as a source of potential background in determinations of γ from B+→DK+ and B0→DK+π- decays. The analysis is based on a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data at 13 TeV center-of-mass energy recorded with the LHCb detector. The D̅(2007)0 mesons are fully reconstructed in the D̅0π0 and D̅0γ channels with the D̅0→K+π- decay. A novel weighting method is used to subtract background while simultaneously applying an event-by-event efficiency correction to account for resonant structures in the decays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072005
Number of pages22
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022

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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); Ministry of Science and Higher Education (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 NERSC (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 ARC and ARDC (Australia); AvH Foundation (Germany); The European Particle physics Latin America NETwork (EPLANET), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union); Launch Of New Calls For Projects (A*MIDEX), ANR, Institute for Physics of the Universe (IPhU) and Labex P2IO, and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France); Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS, CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), CAS CCEPP, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou (China); RFBR, RSF and Yandex LLC (Russia); GVA, XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society and UKRI (United Kingdom).

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