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First observation of Bs→J/ψf0(980) decays.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2011


Using data collected with the LHCb detector in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, the hadronic decay Bs→J/ψf0(980) is observed. This CP eigenstate mode could be used to measure mixing-induced CP violation in the Bs system. Using a fit to the \pi+^ \pi^- mass spectrum with interfering resonances gives Rf0/ϕ=[Γ(Bs→J/ψf0,f0→π+π−)]/[Γ(Bs→J/ψϕ,ϕ→K+K−)]=0.252+0.046+0.027−0.032−0.033, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

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