Observation of D0 Meson Decays to π+π-μ+μ- and K+K-μ+μ- Final States

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, 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, J. Beddow, A. Vagner, (LHCb Collaboration)

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The first observation of the D0→π+π-μ+μ- and D0→K+K-μ+μ- decays is reported using a sample of proton-proton collisions collected by LHCb at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, and corresponding to 2 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The corresponding branching fractions are measured using as normalization the decay D0→K-π+[μ+μ-]ρ0/ω, where the two muons are consistent with coming from the decay of a ρ0 or ω meson. The results are B(D0→π+π-μ+μ-)=(9.64±0.48±0.51±0.97)×10-7 and B(D0→K+K-μ+μ-)=(1.54±0.27±0.09±0.16)×10-7, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the limited knowledge of the normalization branching fraction. The dependence of the branching fraction on the dimuon mass is also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181805
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017

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Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Albrecht, J., ... (LHCb Collaboration) (2017). Observation of D0 Meson Decays to π+π-μ+μ- and K+K-μ+μ- Final States. Physical Review Letters, 119(18), [181805]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.181805

Observation of D0 Meson Decays to π+π-μ+μ- and K+K-μ+μ- Final States. / 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.; Andreotti, M.; Andrews, J. E.; Appleby, R. B.; Archilli, F.; D'Argent, P.; Arnau Romeu, J.; Artamonov, A.; Artuso, M.; Aslanides, E.; Auriemma, G.; Baalouch, M.; Babuschkin, I.; Bachmann, S.; Back, J. J.; Badalov, A.; Baesso, C.; Baker, S.; Balagura, V.; Baldini, W.; Baranov, A.; Barlow, R. J.; Barschel, C.; Barsuk, S.; Barter, W.; Baryshnikov, F.; Batozskaya, V.; Battista, V.; Bay, A.; Beaucourt, L.; Beddow, J.; Vagner, A.; (LHCb Collaboration).

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 119, No. 18, 181805, 31.10.2017.

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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, AA, Amato, S, Amerio, S, Amhis, Y, An, L, Anderlini, L, Andreassi, G, Andreotti, M, Andrews, JE, Appleby, RB, Archilli, F, D'Argent, P, Arnau Romeu, J, Artamonov, A, Artuso, M, Aslanides, E, Auriemma, G, Baalouch, M, Babuschkin, I, Bachmann, S, Back, JJ, Badalov, A, Baesso, C, Baker, S, Balagura, V, Baldini, W, Baranov, A, Barlow, RJ, Barschel, C, Barsuk, S, Barter, W, Baryshnikov, F, Batozskaya, V, Battista, V, Bay, A, Beaucourt, L, Beddow, J, Vagner, A & (LHCb Collaboration) 2017, 'Observation of D0 Meson Decays to π+π-μ+μ- and K+K-μ+μ- Final States', Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 18, 181805. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.181805
Aaij R, Adeva B, Adinolfi M, Ajaltouni Z, Akar S, Albrecht J et al. Observation of D0 Meson Decays to π+π-μ+μ- and K+K-μ+μ- Final States. Physical Review Letters. 2017 Oct 31;119(18). 181805. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.181805
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. ; Andreotti, M. ; Andrews, J. E. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Archilli, F. ; D'Argent, P. ; Arnau Romeu, J. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Baalouch, M. ; Babuschkin, I. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Badalov, A. ; Baesso, C. ; Baker, S. ; Balagura, V. ; Baldini, W. ; Baranov, A. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Baryshnikov, F. ; Batozskaya, V. ; Battista, V. ; Bay, A. ; Beaucourt, L. ; Beddow, J. ; Vagner, A. ; (LHCb Collaboration). / Observation of D0 Meson Decays to π+π-μ+μ- and K+K-μ+μ- Final States. In: Physical Review Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 119, No. 18.
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