Measurements of the branching fractions of $B^+ \to p ¯ p K^+$ decays

R. Aaij, J.F.J. van den Brand, F. Dettori, T.J. Ketel, R. Koopman, R.W. Lambert, D. Martinez-Santos, M.H.M. Merk, H.G. Raven, M. Schiller, V. Syropoulos, S. Tolk, Collaboration LHCb

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


The branching fractions of the decay B+ → pp K+ for different intermediate states are measured using data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1, collected by the LHCb experiment. The total branching fraction, its charmless component (Mpp < 2.85 GeV/c2) and the branching fractions via the resonant cc states η<inf>c</inf>(1S) and ψ(2S) relative to the decay via a J/ψ intermediate state are B(B+ → pp K+) total/B(B+ → J/ψK+ →pp K+) = 4.91 ± 0.19 (stat) ± 0.14 (syst), B(B+ → pp K+)M<inf>pp</inf> < 2.85 GeV/c2/B(B+ → J/ψK+ → pp K+) = 2.02 ± 0.10 (stat) ± 0.08 (syst), B(B+ → η<inf>c</inf>(1S)K+ → pp K+)/B(B+ → J/ψK+ → pp K+) = 0.578 ± 0.035 (stat) ± 0.027 (syst), B(B+ → ψ(2S)K+ → pp K+)/B(B+ → J/ψK+ → pp K+) = 0.080 ± 0.012 (stat) ± 0.009 (syst). Upper limits on the B+ branching fractions into the η<inf>c</inf>(2S) meson and into the charmonium-like states X(3872) and X(3915) are also obtained.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Bibliographical note



Dive into the research topics of 'Measurements of the branching fractions of $B^+ \to p ¯ p K^+$ decays'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this