Evidence for the decay B-c(+) -> J/psi 3 pi(+)2 pi(-)

LHCb Collaborat, R. Aaij*, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, 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. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. 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, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, Th. Bauer, A. Bay, Laurence Carson, P. E. L. Clarke, G. A. Cowan, Daniel Craik, S. Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, F. Muheim, M. Needham, S. Playfer

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Abstract / Description of output

Evidence is presented for the decay B-c(+) -> J/psi 3 pi(+)2 pi(-) using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb(-1), collected with the LHCb detector. A signal yield of 32 +/- 8 decays is found with a significance of 4.5 standard deviations. The ratio of the branching fraction of the B-c(+) -> J/psi 3 pi(+)2 pi(-) decay to that of the B-c(+) -> J/psi pi(+) decay is measured to be B(B-c(+) -> J/psi 3 pi(+)2 pi(-))/B(B-c(+) -> J/psi pi(+)) = 1.74 +/- 0.44 +/- 0.24, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • QCD
  • Branching fraction
  • B physics
  • Flavor physics
  • TEV
  • TOOL


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