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Effective lifetime measurements in the $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}K^{-}$, $B^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}\pi^{-}$ and $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow \pi^{+}K^{-}$ decays

Abstract : Measurements of the effective lifetimes in the $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}K^{-}$, $B^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}\pi^{-}$ and $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow \pi^{+}K^{-}$ decays are presented using $1.0~\mathrm{fb^{-1}}$ of $pp$ collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV by the LHCb experiment. The analysis uses a data-driven approach to correct for the decay time acceptance. The measured effective lifetimes are $\tau_{B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}K^{-}}$ = $1.407~\pm~0.016~\pm~0.007~\mathrm{ps}$, $\tau_{B^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}\pi^{-}}$ = $1.524~\pm~0.011~\pm~0.004~\mathrm{ps}$, $\tau_{B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow \pi^{+}K^{-}}$ = $1.60~\pm~0.06~\pm~0.01~\mathrm{ps}$. This is the most precise determination to date of the effective lifetime in the $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}K^{-}$ decay and provides constraints on contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model to the $B_{s}^{0}$ mixing phase and the width difference $\Delta\Gamma_{s}$.
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R. Aaij, Y. Amhis, S. Barsuk, M. Borsato, O. Callot, et al.. Effective lifetime measurements in the $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}K^{-}$, $B^{0} \rightarrow K^{+}\pi^{-}$ and $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow \pi^{+}K^{-}$ decays. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2014, 736, pp.446-454. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.051⟩. ⟨in2p3-01016421⟩

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