Updated search for B+c decays to two charm mesons

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Abstract

A data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 fb1 of proton-proton collisions collected by the LHCb experiment has been analysed to search for B+c→D(∗)+(s)(---)D(∗)0Bc+→D(s)(∗)+(---)D(∗)0 decays. The decays are fully or partially reconstructed, where one or two missing neutral pions or photons from the decay of an excited charm meson are allowed. Upper limits for the branching fractions, normalised to B+ decays to final states with similar topologies, are obtained for sixteen B+cBc+ decay modes. For the decay B+c→D+sD¯¯¯¯0Bc+→Ds+D¯0, an excess with a significance of 3.4 standard deviations is found.
Original languageEnglish
Article number117
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2021
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17-Dec-2021

Keywords

  • B physics
  • Branching fraction
  • Flavor physics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

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