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Observation of the decay B0s → ¯D0 K+ K

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Popov,  D.
Division Prof. Dr. James A. Hinton, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Schmelling,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. James A. Hinton, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Zavertiaev,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. James A. Hinton, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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LHCb collaboration, Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Aidala, C. A., Ajaltouni, Z., et al. (2018). Observation of the decay B0s → ¯D0 K+ K. Physical Review D, 98: 072006. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.072006.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0005-6802-4
Abstract
The first observation of the $B_s^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-$ decay is reported, together with the most precise branching fraction measurement of the mode $B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-$. The results are obtained from an analysis of $pp$ collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3.0~\textrm{fb}^{-1}$. The data were collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of $7$ and $8$ TeV. The branching fraction of the $B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-$ decay is measured relative to that of the decay $B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-$ to be $$\frac{\mathcal{B}(B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-)}{\mathcal{B}(B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-)} = (6.9 \pm 0.4 \pm 0.3)\%,$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The measured branching fraction of the $B_s^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-$ decay mode relative to that of the corresponding $B^0$ decay is $$\frac{\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-)}{\mathcal{B}(B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-)} = (93.0 \pm 8.9 \pm 6.9)\%.$$ Using the known branching fraction of ${B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-}$, the values of ${{\mathcal B}(B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^- )=(6.1 \pm 0.4 \pm 0.3 \pm 0.3) \times 10^{-5}}$, and ${{\cal B}(B_s^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-)=}$ $(5.7 \pm 0.5 \pm 0.4 \pm 0.5) \times 10^{-5}$ are obtained, where the third uncertainties arise from the branching fraction of the decay modes ${B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-}$ and $B^0 \to \overline{D}^0 K^+ K^-$, respectively.