Search for the rare hadronic decay Bs0 →p p ¯

(LHCb Collaboration)

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A search for the rare hadronic decay Bs0→pp¯ is performed using proton-proton collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 6 fb-1. No evidence of the decay is found and an upper limit on its branching fraction is set at B(Bs0→pp¯)<4.4(5.1)×10-9 at 90% (95%) confidence level; this is currently the world's best upper limit. The decay mode B0→pp¯ is measured with very large significance, confirming the first observation by the LHCb experiment in 2017. The branching fraction is determined to be B(B0→pp¯)=(1.27±0.15±0.05±0.04)×10-8, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic and the third is due to the external branching fraction of the normalization channel B0→K+π-. The combination of the two LHCb measurements of the B0→pp¯ branching fraction yields B(B0→pp¯)=(1.27±0.13±0.05±0.03)×10-8.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023


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