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Measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry parameter alpha_b and the helicity amplitudes for the decay Lambda_b->J/psi+Lambda with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Brown 2 B. Clement 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 B. Dechenaux 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 B.T. Le 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 Z. Barnovska 4 N. Berger 4 M. Delmastro 4 L. Di Ciaccio 4 T.K.O. Doan 4 S. Elles 4 C. Goy 4 T. Hryn'Ova 4 S. Jézéquel 4 H. Keoshkerian 4 R. Lafaye 4 J. Leveque 4 V.P. Lombardo 4 N. Massol 4 H. Przysiezniak 4 G. Sauvage 4 E. Sauvan 4 M. Schwoerer 4 T. Todorov 4 I. Wingerter-Seez 4 R. Zitoun 4 S. Abdel Khalek 5 E. Augé 5 A. Bassalat 5 C. Becot 5 S. Binet 5 C. Bourdarios 5 D. Charfeddine 5 C. de la Taille 5 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 5 L. Duflot 5 M. Escalier 5 L. Fayard 5 D. Fournier 5 J.-F. Grivaz 5 T. Guillemin 5 S. Henrot-Versillé 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 J. Idarraga 5 M. Kado 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 P. Matricon 5 L. Poggioli 5 P. Puzo 5 A. Renaud 5 D. Rousseau 5 G. Rybkin 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 E. Scifo 5 L. Serin 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 H.L. Tran 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhiqing Zhang 5 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 C. Bertella 1 J. C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 F. Djama 1 L. Feligioni 1 D. Hoffmann 1 F. Hubaut 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 B. Li 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 N. Tannoury 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 M. Ughetto 1 L. Vacavant 1 D. Boumediene 6 Emmanuel Busato 6 D. Calvet 6 S. Calvet 6 J. Donini 6 E. Dubreuil 6 N. Ghodbane 6 G. Gilles 6 Ph. Gris 6 C. Guicheney 6 H. Liao 6 D. Pallin 6 Daniela Paredes Hernández 6 F. Podlyski 6 C. Santoni 6 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 6 Loïc Valery 6 F. Vazeille 6 I. Koletsou 4 O. Simard 4
Abstract : A measurement of the parity-violating decay asymmetry parameter, alpha_b, and the helicity amplitudes for the decay Lambda_b->J/psi(mu mu)+Lambda(p pi) is reported. The analysis is based on 1400 Lambda_b and anti-Lambda_b baryons selected in 4.6/fb of proton-proton collision data with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. By combining the Lambda_b and anti-Lambda_b samples under the assumption of CP conservation, the value of alpha_b is measured to be 0.30+/-0.16(stat)+/-0.06(syst). This measurement provides a test of theoretical models based on perturbative QCD or heavy-quark effective theory.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, B. Clement, J. Collot, et al.. Measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry parameter alpha_b and the helicity amplitudes for the decay Lambda_b->J/psi+Lambda with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2014, 89, pp.092009. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.89.092009⟩. ⟨in2p3-00973190⟩

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