Search for B+ c decays to the pp‾π+ final state

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

A search for the decays of the B+ c meson to pp-π+ is performed for the first time using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. No signal is found and an upper limit, at 95% confidence level, is set, fcfu×B(B+ c→ppπ+)<3.6×10-8 in the kinematic region m(pp)<2.85 GeV/c2, pT(B)<20 GeV/c and 2.0<y(B)<4.5, where B is the branching fraction and fc (fu) is the fragmentation fraction of the b quark into a Bc+ (B+) meson.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-321
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume759
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2016

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