First observation of the rare B+ →d+K+π- decay

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, G. AndreassiM. Andreotti, J.E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. d'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, 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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The B+→D+K+π- decay is observed in a data sample corresponding to 3.0 fb-1 of pp collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment during 2011 and 2012. The signal significance is 8σ and the branching fraction is measured to be B(B+→D+K+π-)=(5.31±0.90±0.48±0.35)×10-6, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic and due to the normalization mode B+→D-K+π+, respectively. The Dalitz plot appears to be dominated by broad structures. Angular distributions are exploited to search for quasi-two-body contributions from B+→D2∗(2460)0K+ and B+→D+K∗(892)0 decays. No significant signals are observed and upper limits are set on their branching fractions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051101
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016


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