Angular moments of the decay Λ b 0  → Λμ+μ at low hadronic recoil

Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer, LHCb Collaboration, Marco Pappagallo

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An analysis of the angular distribution of the decay $\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow \Lambda \mu^{+} \mu^{-}$ is presented, using data collected with the LHCb detector between 2011 and 2016 and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of approximately $5\,fb^{-1}$. Angular observables are determined using a moment analysis of the angular distribution at low hadronic recoil, corresponding to the dimuon invariant mass squared range $15 < q^{2} < 20\, GeV^2/c^4$. The full basis of observables is measured for the first time. The lepton-side, hadron-side and combined forward-backward asymmetries of the decay are determined to be \begin{align} A_{FB}^{l} & = -0.39 \pm 0.04\,\rm{stat} \pm 0.01\, \rm{syst}, \nonumber\\ A_{FB}^{h} & = -0.30 \pm 0.05\,\rm{stat} \pm 0.02\, \rm{syst}, \nonumber\\ A_{FB}^{lh} & = +0.25 \pm 0.04\,\rm{stat} \pm 0.01\, \rm{syst}. \nonumber \end{align} The measurements are consistent with Standard Model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number146
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Early online date26 Sept 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Sept 2018


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