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Study of beauty hadron decays into pairs of charm hadrons

Abstract : First observations of the decays $\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{(s)}^-$ are reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3\,{\rm fb}^{-1}$ collected at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energy in proton-proton collisions with the LHCb detector. In addition, the most precise measurement of the branching fraction ${\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-)}$ is made and a search is performed for the decays $B^0_{(s)} \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-$. The results obtained are \begin{eqnarray*} \mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D^-)/\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{s}^-) &=& 0.042 \pm 0.003({\rm stat}) \pm 0.003({\rm syst}), \left[\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ D_{s}^-)}{\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-)}\right]\big/\left[\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_b^0 \to \Lambda_c^+\pi^-)}{\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+\pi^-)}\right] &=& 0.96 \pm 0.02({\rm stat}) \pm 0.06({\rm syst}), \mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-)/\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-) &=& 0.038\pm0.004({\rm stat})\pm0.003({\rm syst}), \mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}^0 \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-)/\mathcal{B}({\kern 0.2em}\overline{\kern -0.2em B}_d^0 \to D^+D_s^-) & < & 0.0022\; [95\% \; {\rm C.L.}], \mathcal{B}(B^0_{s} \to \Lambda_c^+ \Lambda_c^-)/\mathcal{B}(B_s^0 \to D^+D_s^-) & < & 0.30\; [95\% \; {\rm C.L.}]. \end{eqnarray*} Measurement of the mass of the $\Lambda_b^0$ baryon relative to the $B^0$ meson gives ${M(\Lambda_b^0) -M(B^0) = 339.72\pm 0.24({\rm stat}) \pm 0.18({\rm syst})}$ MeV$/c^2$. This result provides the most precise measurement of the mass of the $\Lambda_b^0$ baryon to date.
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R. Aaij, Y. Amhis, S. Barsuk, O. Callot, J. He, et al.. Study of beauty hadron decays into pairs of charm hadrons. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2014, 112, pp.202001. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.202001⟩. ⟨in2p3-00959851⟩



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