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First Observation of the Rare Purely Baryonic Decay B0 →p p-

  • Author(s): Aaij, R
  • Adeva, B
  • Adinolfi, M
  • Ajaltouni, Z
  • Akar, S
  • Albrecht, J
  • Alessio, F
  • Alexander, M
  • Alfonso Albero, A
  • Ali, S
  • Alkhazov, G
  • Alvarez Cartelle, P
  • Alves, AA
  • Amato, S
  • Amerio, S
  • Amhis, Y
  • An, L
  • Anderlini, L
  • Andreassi, G
  • Andreotti, M
  • Andrews, JE
  • Appleby, RB
  • Archilli, F
  • D'Argent, P
  • Arnau Romeu, J
  • Artamonov, A
  • Artuso, M
  • Aslanides, E
  • Auriemma, G
  • Baalouch, M
  • Babuschkin, I
  • Bachmann, S
  • Back, JJ
  • Badalov, A
  • Baesso, C
  • Baker, S
  • Balagura, V
  • Baldini, W
  • Baranov, A
  • Barlow, RJ
  • Barschel, C
  • Barsuk, S
  • Barter, W
  • Baryshnikov, F
  • Batozskaya, V
  • Battista, V
  • Bay, A
  • Beaucourt, L
  • Beddow, J
  • Bedeschi, F
  • Bediaga, I
  • Beiter, A
  • Bel, LJ
  • Beliy, N
  • Bellee, V
  • Belloli, N
  • Belous, K
  • Belyaev, I
  • Ben-Haim, E
  • Bencivenni, G
  • Benson, S
  • Beranek, S
  • Berezhnoy, A
  • Bernet, R
  • Berninghoff, D
  • Bertholet, E
  • Bertolin, A
  • Betancourt, C
  • Betti, F
  • Bettler, MO
  • Van Beuzekom, M
  • Bezshyiko, I
  • Bifani, S
  • Billoir, P
  • Birnkraut, A
  • Bitadze, A
  • Bizzeti, A
  • Bjørn, M
  • Blake, T
  • Blanc, F
  • Blouw, J
  • Blusk, S
  • Bocci, V
  • Boettcher, T
  • Bondar, A
  • Bondar, N
  • Bonivento, W
  • Bordyuzhin, I
  • Borgheresi, A
  • Borghi, S
  • Borisyak, M
  • Borsato, M
  • Bossu, F
  • et al.

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http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.232001
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Abstract

© 2017 CERN The first observation of the decay of a B0 meson to a purely baryonic final state, B0→pp, is reported. The proton-proton collision data sample used was collected with the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1. The branching fraction is determined to be B(B0→pp)=(1.25±0.27±0.18)×10-8, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. The decay mode B0→pp is the rarest decay of the B0 meson observed to date. The decay Bs0→pp is also investigated. No signal is seen and the upper limit B(Bs0→pp)<1.5×10-8 at 90% confidence level is set on the branching fraction.

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