Study of beauty hadron decays into Pairs of charm hadrons

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First observations of the decays Λ0b→Λ+cD−(s) are reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3  fb−1 collected at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energies in proton-proton collisions with the LHCb detector. In addition, the most precise measurement of the branching fraction B(B0s→D+D−s) is made and a search is performed for the decays B0(s)→Λ+cΛ−c. The results obtained areB(Λ0b→Λ+cD−)/B(Λ0b→Λ+cD−s)=0.042±0.003(stat)±0.003(syst),[B(Λ0b→Λ+cD−s)B(¯B0→D+D−s)]/[B(Λ0b→Λ+cπ−)B(¯B0→D+π−)]=0.96±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst),B(B0s→D+D−s)/B(¯B0→D+D−s)=0.038±0.004(stat)±0.003(syst),B(¯B0→Λ+cΛ−c)/B(¯B0→D+D−s)<0.0022[95%  C.L.],B(B0s→Λ+cΛ−c)/B(B0s→D+D−s)<0.30[95%  C.L.].Measurement of the mass of the Λ0b baryon relative to the ¯B0 meson gives M(Λ0b)−M(¯B0)=339.72±0.24(stat)±0.18(syst)  MeV/c2. This result provides the most precise measurement of the mass of the Λ0b baryon to date.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202001
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2014

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