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Physical Review Letters 109 (2012) 152002
Measurement of the Bs effective lifetime in the J/psi fo(980) final state
R. Aaij, S. Barsuk1, O. Callot1, J. He1, B. Jean-Marie1, J. Lefrançois1, F. Machefert1, A. Martin Sanchez1, M. Nicol1, P. Robbe1, M.-H. Schune1, B. Viaud1, I. Videau1, E. Ben-Haim2, M. Benayoun2, P. David2, L. Del Buono2, A. Martens2, Z J Ajaltouni3, O. Deschamps3, E. Cogneras3, P. Henrard3, M. Hoballah3, M. Jahjah Hussein3, R. Lefèvre3, L. Li Gioi3, S. Monteil3, V. Niess3, Pascal Perret3, D.A. Roa Romero3, K. Sobczak3, C. Adrover4, E. Aslanides4, J. Cogan4, B. Khanji4, R. Legac4, O. Leroy4, G. Mancinelli4, E. Maurice4, M. Perrin-Terrin4, M. Sapunov4, J. Serrano4, A. Tsaregorodtsev4, I. De Bonis5, D. Decamp5, Ph. Ghez5, P. Hopchev5, J.-P. Lees5, I.V. Machikhiliyan5, M.-N. Minard5, B. Pietrzyk5, S. T'Jampens5, V. Tisserand5, E. Tournefier5
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The effective lifetime of the Bs meson in the decay mode Bs->J/\psi fo(980) is measured using 1.0/fb of data collected in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the LHCb detector. The result is 1.700 +/- 0.040 +/- 0.026 ps where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. As the final state is CP-odd, and CP violation in this mode is measured to be small, the lifetime measurement can be translated into a measurement of the decay width of the heavy Bs mass eigenstate, \Gamma_H = (0.588 +/- 0.014 +/- 0.009)/ps.
1:  LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
2:  LPNHE - Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies
3:  LPC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire [Clermont-Ferrand]
4:  CPPM - Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
5:  LAPP - Laboratoire d'Annecy le Vieux de Physique des Particules
Physics/High Energy Physics - Experiment
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