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Open Access item Observation of New Charmless Decays of Bottom Hadrons

Authors:CDF Collaboration
Cabrera, Susana
Cuenca Almenar, Cristóbal
Álvarez González, B.
Casal, Bruno
Cuevas, Javier
Gómez, G.
Rodrigo, Teresa
Ruiz, Alberto
Scodellaro, Luca
Vila, Iván
Vilar, Rocío
Aaltonen, T.
Issue Date:17-Jul-2009
Publisher:American Physical Society
Citation:Physical Review Letters 103 (3): 031801 (2009)
Abstract:We search for new charmless decays of neutral b hadrons to pairs of charged hadrons, using 1 fb(-1) of data collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We report the first observation of the B-s(0)-> K-pi(+) decay and measure B(B-s(0)-> K-pi(+))=(5.0 +/- 0.7(stat)+/- 0.8(syst))x10(-6). We also report the first observation of charmless b-baryon decays, and measure B(Lambda(0)(b)-> p pi(-))=(3.5 +/- 0.6(stat)+/- 0.9(syst))x10(-6) and B(Lambda(0)(b)-> pK(-))=(5.6 +/- 0.8(stat)+/- 1.5(syst))x10(-6). No evidence is found for other modes, and we set the limit B(B-s(0)->pi(+)pi(-))< 1.2x10(-6) at 90% confidence level. All quoted branching fractions are measured using BR(B0->K+pi-)$ as a reference.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.031801
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/22171
ISSN:0031-9007
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