Study of Bc+→χcπ+ decays

The LHCb collaboration

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A study of Bc+→χcπ+ decays is reported using proton-proton collision data, collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 fb−1. The decay Bc+→χc2π+ is observed for the first time, with a significance exceeding seven standard deviations. The relative branching fraction with respect to the Bc+→J/ψπ+ decay is measured to be (Formula presented.) where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the knowledge of the χc2→ J/ψγ branching fraction. No significant Bc+→χc1π+ signal is observed and an upper limit for the relative branching fraction for the Bc+→χc1π+ and Bc+→χc2π+ decays of (Formula presented.) is set at the 90% confidence level.

Idioma originalAnglès
Número d’article173
RevistaJournal of High Energy Physics
Volum2024
Número2
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de febr. 2024

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