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Measurement of the Lifetime in the Decay J/0 with the D0 Detector

DO Collaboration, The and Bertram, Iain A. and Borissov, Guennadi V. and Ratoff, Peter N. and Spczak, Andre (2005) Measurement of the Lifetime in the Decay J/0 with the D0 Detector. Physical Review Letters, 94 (10). p. 102001. ISSN 1079-7114

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We present measurements of the lifetime in the exclusive decay channel J/0, with J/µ+µ- and 0p-, the B0 lifetime in the decay B0J/K with J/µ+µ- and K+-, and the ratio of these lifetimes. The analysis is based on approximately 250 pb-1 of data recorded with the D0 detector in p collisions at =1.96 TeV. The lifetime is determined to be ()=1.22(stat)±0.04(syst) ps, the B0 lifetime (B0)=1.40(stat)±0.03(syst) ps, and the ratio ()/(B0)=0.87(stat)±0.03(syst). In contrast with previous measurements using semileptonic decays, this is the first determination of the lifetime based on a fully reconstructed decay channel.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Additional Information: Author list is partial - see original article for full author list.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lambda baryons ; baryon hadronic decay ; B mesons ; meson hadronic decay ; proton-proton inclusive interactions
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 10077
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2008 16:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 01:02
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