Observation of the B+ →D∗-K+π+ decay

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, S. Baker, K. Carvalho Akiba, V. Coco, 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

The B+→D∗-K+π+ decay potentially provides an excellent way to investigate charm meson spectroscopy. The decay is searched for in a sample of proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1. A clear signal is observed, and the ratio of its branching fraction to that of the B+→D∗-π+π+ normalization channel is measured to be B(B+→D∗-K+π+)/B(B+→D∗-π+π+)=(6.39±0.27±0.48)×10-2, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. This is the first observation of the B+→D∗-K+π+ decay.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011101
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2017

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