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Search for the decay B0s→D∗∓π±

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)071101
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
VolumeD87
Early online date26 Feb 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Apr 2013

Abstract

A search for the decay B0s→D∗∓π± is presented using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions collected by LHCb. This decay is expected to be mediated by a W-exchange diagram, with little contribution from rescattering processes, and therefore a measurement of the branching fraction will help to understand the mechanism behind related decays such as B0s→π+π− and B0s→DD−−. Systematic uncertainties are minimised by using B0→D∗∓π± as a normalisation channel. We find no evidence for a signal, and set an upper limit on the branching fraction of B(B0s→D∗∓π±)<6.1(7.8)×10−6 at 90% (95%) confidence level.

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