First observation of B + → Ds + K + K decays and a search for B + → Ds + ϕ decays

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, A. Alfonso Albero, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, G. Andreassi, M. AndreottiJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, F. Archilli, P. d’Argent, J. Arnau Romeu, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, M. Atzeni, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, I. Babuschkin, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, S. Baker, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, A. Baranov, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, F. Baryshnikov, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, A. Vagner, The LHCb collaboration

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Abstract

A search for B+ → Ds +K+K decays is performed using pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb−1, collected at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV with the LHCb experiment. A significant signal is observed for the first time and the branching fraction is determined to be ℬ(B+→Ds+K+K−)=(7.1±0.5±0.6±0.7)×10−6,where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation mode B+→Ds+D¯0. A search is also performed for the pure annihilation decay B+ → Ds +ϕ. No significant signal is observed and a limit of ℬ(B+→Ds+ϕ)<4.9×10−7(4.2×10−7) is set on the branching fraction at 95% (90%) confidence level.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number131
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • B physics
  • Branching fraction
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Rare decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Alfonso Albero, A., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amerio, S., Amhis, Y., An, L., Anderlini, L., Andreassi, G., ... The LHCb collaboration (2018). First observation of B + → Ds + K + K decays and a search for B + → Ds + ϕ decays. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018(1), [131]. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2018)131