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Title: Measurement of branching ratio and B 0 s lifetime in the decay B 0 s → J/ψ f 0(980) at CDF

We present a study of Bs0 decays to the CP-odd final state J/ψ f 0(980) with J/ψ → µ +µ - and f 0(980) → π +π -. Using pp̄ collision data with an integrated luminosity of 3.8 fb -1 collected by the CDF II detector at the Tevatron we measure a Bs0 lifetime of τ(B 0 s → J/ψ f 0(980)) = 1.70 -0.11 +0.12(stat) ± 0.03(syst) ps. This is the first measurement of the Bs0} lifetime in a decay to a CP eigenstate and corresponds in the standard model to the lifetime of the heavy Bs0 eigenstate. We also measure the product of branching fractions of B 0 s → J/ψ f 0(980) and f 0(980) → π +π - relative to the product of branching fractions of B 0 s → J/ψφ and φ→K +K - to be R f0/ψ = 0.257 ± 0.020(stat) ± 0.014(syst), which is the most precise determination of this quantity to date.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-11-279-E
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1106.3682; TRN: US1103451
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
CDF Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BRANCHING RATIO; DECAY; EIGENSTATES; FERMILAB COLLIDER DETECTOR; FERMILAB TEVATRON; LIFETIME; LUMINOSITY; STANDARD MODEL; Experiment-HEP
OSTI Identifier:
1018743

Aaltonen, T. Measurement of branching ratio and B0s lifetime in the decay B0s → J/ψ f0(980) at CDF. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.052012.
Aaltonen, T. Measurement of branching ratio and B0s lifetime in the decay B0s → J/ψ f0(980) at CDF. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.052012.
Aaltonen, T. 2011. "Measurement of branching ratio and B0s lifetime in the decay B0s → J/ψ f0(980) at CDF". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.052012. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1018743.
@article{osti_1018743,
title = {Measurement of branching ratio and B0s lifetime in the decay B0s → J/ψ f0(980) at CDF},
author = {Aaltonen, T.},
abstractNote = {We present a study of Bs0 decays to the CP-odd final state J/ψ f0(980) with J/ψ → µ+µ- and f0(980) → π+π-. Using pp̄ collision data with an integrated luminosity of 3.8 fb-1 collected by the CDF II detector at the Tevatron we measure a Bs0 lifetime of τ(B0s → J/ψ f0(980)) = 1.70-0.11+0.12(stat) ± 0.03(syst) ps. This is the first measurement of the Bs0} lifetime in a decay to a CP eigenstate and corresponds in the standard model to the lifetime of the heavy Bs0 eigenstate. We also measure the product of branching fractions of B0s → J/ψ f0(980) and f0(980) → π+π- relative to the product of branching fractions of B0s → J/ψφ and φ→K+K- to be Rf0/ψ = 0.257 ± 0.020(stat) ± 0.014(syst), which is the most precise determination of this quantity to date.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.84.052012},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
number = 5,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}