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Observation of the Decay Ξb- →pK-K-

  • Author(s): Aaij, R
  • Adeva, B
  • Adinolfi, M
  • Ajaltouni, Z
  • Akar, S
  • Albrecht, J
  • Alessio, F
  • Alexander, M
  • 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
  • Barlow, RJ
  • Barschel, C
  • Barsuk, S
  • Barter, W
  • Baszczyk, M
  • Batozskaya, V
  • Batsukh, B
  • Battista, V
  • Bay, A
  • Beaucourt, L
  • Beddow, J
  • Bedeschi, F
  • Bediaga, I
  • Bel, LJ
  • Bellee, V
  • Belloli, N
  • Belous, K
  • Belyaev, I
  • Ben-Haim, E
  • Bencivenni, G
  • Benson, S
  • Berezhnoy, A
  • Bernet, R
  • Bertolin, A
  • Betancourt, C
  • Betti, F
  • Bettler, MO
  • Van Beuzekom, M
  • Bezshyiko, I
  • Bifani, S
  • Billoir, P
  • Bird, T
  • Birnkraut, A
  • Bitadze, A
  • Bizzeti, A
  • 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
  • Boubdir, M
  • Bowcock, TJV
  • Bowen, E
  • Bozzi, C
  • Braun, S
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2017 CERN. Decays of the Ξb- and Ωb- baryons to the charmless final states ph-h′-, where h(′) denotes a kaon or pion, are searched for with the LHCb detector. The analysis is based on a sample of proton-proton collision data collected at center-of-mass energies s=7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1. The decay Ξb-→pK-K- is observed with a significance of 8.7 standard deviations, and evidence at the level of 3.4 standard deviations is found for the Ξb-→pK-π- decay. Results are reported, relative to the B-→K+K-K- normalization channel, for the products of branching fractions and b-hadron production fractions. The branching fractions of Ξb-→pK-π- and Ξb-→pπ-π- relative to Ξb-→pK-K- decays are also measured.

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