Evidence for B̄s0→Λc+Λ̄π-

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Abstract

Using 121.4fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the Υ{hooked}(5S) resonance at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider, we report evidence for the B̄s0→Λc+Λ̄π- decay mode with a measured branching fraction (3.6±1.1[stat.]-0.5+0.3[syst.]±0.9[Λc+]±0.7[NB̄s0])×10-4 and a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. This is the first evidence for a baryonic Bs0 decay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume726
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator, the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid, and the KEK computer group and the National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and SINET4 network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan , the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) , and the Tau-Lepton Physics Research Center of Nagoya University ; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research ; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract Nos. 10575109 , 10775142 , 10875115 and 10825524 ; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under contract Nos. LA10033 and MSM0021620859 ; the Department of Science and Technology of India ; the BK21 and WCU program of the Ministry Education Science and Technology, National Research Foundation of Korea , and NSDC of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information ; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy ; the Slovenian Research Agency ; the Swiss National Science Foundation ; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan ; and the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation . This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid from MEXT for Science Research in a Priority Area (“New Development of Flavor Physics”) , and from JSPS for Creative Scientific Research (“Evolution of Tau-lepton Physics”) .

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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