Abazov, V. M. and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Ratoff, Peter and Sopczak, Andre (2007) Measurement of the Λ<sub>b</sub> lifetime in the exclusive decay Λ<sub>b</sub> → J/ψ Λ. Physical Review Letters, 99. p. 142001. ISSN 1079-7114Full text not available from this repository.
We have measured the b lifetime using the exclusive decay bJ/, based on 1.2 fb-1 of data collected with the D0 detector during 2002–2006. From 171 reconstructed b decays, where the J/ and are identified via the decays J/µ+µ- and p, we measured the b lifetime to be (b)=1.218(stat)±0.042(syst) ps. We also measured the B0 lifetime in the decay B0J/(µ+µ-)K(+-) to be (B0)=1.501(stat)±0.050(syst) ps, yielding a lifetime ratio of (b)/(B0)=0.811(stat)±0.034(syst).
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Iain Bertram|
|Deposited On:||12 Aug 2008 16:21|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 14:58|
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