Measurement of the B0s Lifetime in the Flavor-Specific Decay Channel B0s→D−sμ+νX

Abazov, V.M. and Abbott, B. and Acharya, B.S. and Adams, M. and Adams, T. and Agnew, J.P. and Alexeev, G.D. and Alkhazov, G. and Alton, A. and Askew, A. and Atkins, S. and Augsten, K. and Avila, C. and Badaud, F. and Bagby, L. and Baldin, B. and Bandurin, D.V. and Banerjee, S. and Barberis, E. and Baringer, P. and Bartlett, J.F. and Bassler, U. and Bazterra, V. and Bean, A. and Begalli, M. and Bellantoni, L. and Beri, S.B. and Bernardi, G. and Bernhard, R. and Bertram, I. and Besanifmmode çelse çon, M. and Beuselinck, R. and Bhat, P.C. and Bhatia, S. and Bhatnagar, V. and Blazey, G. and Blessing, S. and Bloom, K. and Boehnlein, A. and Boline, D. and Boos, E.E. and Borissov, G. and Borysova, M. and Brandt, A. and Brandt, O. and Brock, R. and Fox, H. and Price, D. and Ratoff, P.N. and Ross, A. (2015) Measurement of the B0s Lifetime in the Flavor-Specific Decay Channel B0s→D−sμ+νX. Physical review letters, 114 (6). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

We present an updated measurement of the B0s lifetime using the semileptonic decays B0s→D−sμ+νX, with D−s→ϕπ− and ϕ→K+K− (and the charge conjugate process). This measurement uses the full Tevatron Run II sample of proton-antiproton collisions at s√=1.96  TeV, comprising an integrated luminosity of 10.4  fb−1. We find a flavor-specific lifetime τfs(B0s)=1.479±0.010(stat)±0.021(syst)  ps. This technique is also used to determine the B0 lifetime using the analogous B0→D−μ+νX decay with D−→ϕπ− and ϕ→K+K−, yielding τ(B0)=1.534±0.019(stat)±0.021(syst)  ps. Both measurements are consistent with the current world averages, and the B0s lifetime measurement is one of the most precise to date. Taking advantage of the cancellation of systematic uncertainties, we determine the lifetime ratio τfs(B0s)/τ(B0)=0.964±0.013(stat)±0.007(syst).

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Additional Information: © 2015 American Physical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 73723
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2015 05:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 02:29
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/73723

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