Study of Bc+ decays to the K+K-π+ final state and evidence for the decay Bc+ →χc0π+

R. Aaij, 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. Andreotti, J.E. AndrewsR. B. Appleby, F. Archilli, P. d'Argent, J. Arnau Romeu, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, I. Babuschkin, 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, LHCb Collaboration

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A study of Bc+→K+K-π+ decays is performed for the first time using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. Evidence for the decay Bc+→χc0(→K+K-)π+ is reported with a significance of 4.0 standard deviations, giving σ(Bc+)σ(B+)×B(Bc+→χc0π+)=(9.8-3.0+3.4(stat)±0.8(syst))×10-6. Here B denotes a branching fraction while σ(Bc+) and σ(B+) are the production cross sections for Bc+ and B+ mesons. An indication of bc weak annihilation is found for the region m(K-π+)<1.834 GeV/c2, with a significance of 2.4 standard deviations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number091102
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016


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