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Measurement of the lifetime difference in the B-s(0) system

Abazov, VM; Abbott, B; Abolins, M; Acharya, BS; Adams, M; Adams, T; Agelou, M; ... Zverev, EG; + view all (2005) Measurement of the lifetime difference in the B-s(0) system. PHYS REV LETT , 95 (17) , Article 171801. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.171801. Green open access

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Abstract

We present a study of the decay B-s(0)-> J/psi phi. We obtain the CP-odd fraction in the final state at time zero R-perpendicular to = 0.16 +/- 0.10 (stat) +/- 0.02(syst), the average lifetime of the (B-s(0), (B) over bar (0)(s)) system, (tau) over bar (B-s(0)) = 1.39(-0.16)(+0.13)(stat)(-0.02)(+0.01)(syst) ps, and the relative width difference between the heavy and light mass eigen-states, Delta Gamma/(Gamma) over bar = (Gamma(L) - Gamma(H))/(Gamma) over bar = 0.24(-0.38)(+0.28)(stat)(-0.04)(+0.03)(syst). With the additional constraint from the world average of the B-s(0) lifetime measurements using semileptonic decays, we find (tau) over bar (B-s(0)) = 1.39 +/- 0.06 ps and Delta Gamma/(Gamma) over bar = 0.25(-0.15)(+0.14). For the ratio of the B-s(0) and B-0 lifetimes we obtain (tau) over bar (B-s(0))/tau(B-s(0)) = 0.91 +/- 0.09(stat) +/- 0.003(syst).

Type: Article
Title: Measurement of the lifetime difference in the B-s(0) system
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.171801
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.171801
Language: English
Additional information: © 2005 The American Physical Society
Keywords: PHYSICS, DECAYS
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Cell and Developmental Biology
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Physics and Astronomy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1374254
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