Evidence for the decay B_s^0 --> D_s^(*)D_s^(*) and a measurement of Delta_Gamma_s^CP/Gamma_s

Collaboration, D0 and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Williams, Mark and Ratoff, Peter and Love, Peter and Rakitin, Alexander and Sopczak, Andre (2009) Evidence for the decay B_s^0 --> D_s^(*)D_s^(*) and a measurement of Delta_Gamma_s^CP/Gamma_s. Physical review letters, 102 (9): 091801. ISSN 1079-7114

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We search for the semi-inclusive process B_s^0 --> D_s^(*)D_s^(*) using 2.8 fb^-1 of ppbar collisions at s^(1/2) = 1.96 TeV recorded by the D0 detector operating at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We observe 26.6 +/- 8.4 signal events with a significance above background of 3.2 standard deviations yielding a branching ratio of Br(B_s^0 --> D_s^(*)D_s^(*)) = 0.035 +/- 0.010(stat) +/- 0.011(syst). Under certain theoretical assumptions, these double-charm final states saturate CP-even eigenstates in the B_s^0 decays resulting in a width difference of Delta_Gamma_s^CP/Gamma_s = 0.072 +/- 0.021(stat) +/- 0.022(syst).

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