Measurement of Bs0 and Ds- Meson Lifetimes

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, G. Andreassi, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, F. ArchilliP. 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, K. Carvalho Akiba, V. Coco, P. N.Y. David, K. De Bruyn, M. Ferro-Luzzi, T. Ketel, J. Van Leerdam, M. Merk, C. J.G. Onderwater, G. Raven, M. Schiller, N. Serra, B. Storaci, V. Syropoulos, J. Van Tilburg, S. Tolk, P. Tsopelas, N. Tuning, (LHCb Collaboration)

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Abstract

We report on a measurement of the flavor-specific Bs0 lifetime and of the Ds- lifetime using proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, collected by the LHCb experiment and corresponding to 3.0 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. Approximately 407 000 Bs0→Ds(∗)-μ+νμ decays are partially reconstructed in the K+K-π-μ+ final state. The Bs0 and Ds- natural widths are determined using, as a reference, kinematically similar B0→D(∗)-μ+νμ decays reconstructed in the same final state. The resulting differences between widths of Bs0 and B0 mesons and of Ds- and D- mesons are ΔΓ(B)=-0.0115±0.0053(stat)±0.0041(syst) ps-1 and ΔΓ(D)=1.0131±0.0117(stat)±0.0065(syst) ps-1, respectively. Combined with the known B0 and D- lifetimes, these yield the flavor-specific Bs0 lifetime, τBs0fs=1.547±0.013(stat)±0.010(syst)±0.004(τB) ps and the Ds- lifetime, τDs-=0.5064±0.0030(stat)±0.0017(syst)±0.0017(τD) ps. The last uncertainties originate from the limited knowledge of the B0 and D- lifetimes. The results improve upon current determinations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2017

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