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

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  • LHCb Collaboration

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  • CERN
  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • University of Zurich
  • University of Liverpool
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • University of Bristol
  • Université Clermont Auvergne
  • University of Michigan
  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • University of Manchester
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro
  • Université Paris-Saclay
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Syracuse University
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • IN2P3
  • Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
  • Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Department de Chimie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ahmad@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
  • The University of Warwick
  • Imperial College London
  • Sezione di Perugia
  • University of Ferrara
  • Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (IGFAE)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract

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.

Bibliographic note

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). Publisher Copyright: © 2021, CERN for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number314
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume81
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2021