Observation of the decay B-0s→ ψ(2S)K+π-

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. AndersonM. 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, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, S. Bifani, N. Farley, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, L. Pescatore, D. Popov, N. K. Watson

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The decay B-0s→ ψ(2S)K+πis observed using a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb-1collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The branching fraction relative to the B0→ ψ(2S)K+πdecay mode is measured to be

B(B-0s→ψ(2S)K+π) / B(B0→ψ(2S)K+π) =5.38±0.36(stat)±0.22(syst)±0.31(fs/fd)%, where fs/fd indicates the uncertainty due to the ratio of probabilities for a b quark to hadronise into a B0or Bmeson. Using an amplitude analysis, the fraction of decays proceeding via an intermediate K*(892)meson is measured to be 0.645±0.049(stat)±0.049(syst) and its longitudinal polarisation fraction is 0.524±0.056(stat)±0.029(syst). The relative branching fraction for this component is determined to be B(B-0s→ψ(2S)K(892)0) / B(B0→ψ(2S)K(892)0)=5.58±0.57(stat)±0.40(syst)±0.32(fs/fd)%. In addition, the mass splitting between the B0sand B0mesons is measured as M(B0s)-M(B0) = 87.45±0.44(stat)±0.09(syst)MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-494
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Early online date17 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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