Observation of the Λb 0→Λφ decay

R. Aaij, C. Abellán Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, 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. Andreassi, M. AndreottiJ.E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. d'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, K. Carvalho Akiba, V. Coco, P. N.Y. David, K. De Bruyn, M. Ferro-Luzzi, 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, The LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

The Λb 0→Λφ decay is observed using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 recorded by the LHCb experiment. The decay proceeds at leading order via a b→sss loop transition and is therefore sensitive to the possible presence of particles beyond the Standard Model. A first observation is reported with a significance of 5.9 standard deviations. The value of the branching fraction is measured to be (5.18±1.04±0.35-0.62 +0.67)×10-6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is related to external inputs. Triple-product asymmetries are measured to be consistent with zero.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-292
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume759
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2016

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