First observation of the decay D0→K-π+μ+μ-in the ρ0-ω region of the dimuon mass spectrum

R. Aaij, C. Abellán Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, LA Everse, L. Anderlini, J. AndersonG. Andreassi, M. Andreotti, J.E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. d'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, K. Carvalho Akiba, V. Coco, P. N.Y. David, K. De Bruyn, M. Ferro-Luzzi, V. Heijne, T. Ketel, R. F. Koopman, J. van Leerdam, M. Merk, C. J.G. Onderwater, G. Raven, M. Schiller, N. Serra, H. Snoek, B. Storaci, V. Syropoulos, J. van Tilburg, S. Tolk, P. Tsopelas, N. Tuning, LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

A study of the decay D0→K-π+μ+μ-is performed using data collected by the LHCb detector in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.0 fb-1. Decay candidates with muon pairs that have an invariant mass in the range 675-875 MeV/c2are considered. This region is dominated by the ρ0and ω resonances. The branching fraction in this range is measured to beB(D0→K-π+μ+μ-)=(4.17±0.12(stat)±0.40(syst))×10-6. This is the first observation of the decay D0→K-π+μ+μ-. Its branching fraction is consistent with the value expected in the Standard Model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-567
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume757
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016

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