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Evidence for the decay $B_c^+ \rightarrow J/\psi 3\pi^+ 2\pi^-$

Abstract : Evidence is presented for the decay $B_c+\rightarrow J/\psi 3\pi^+2\pi^-$ using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3fb$^{-1}$, collected with the LHCb detector. A signal yield of $32\pm8$ decays is found with a significance of 4.5 standard deviations. The ratio of the branching fraction of the $B_c^+\rightarrow J/\psi 3\pi^+ 2\pi^-$ decay to that of the $B_c^+ \rightarrow J/\psi \pi^+$ decay is measured to be $$ \frac{Br (B_c^+ \rightarrow J/\psi 3\pi^+2\pi^)}{Br (B_c^+ \rightarrow J/\psi \pi^+)} = 1.74\pm0.44\pm0.24, $$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.
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R. Aaij, Y. Amhis, S. Barsuk, O. Callot, J. He, et al.. Evidence for the decay $B_c^+ \rightarrow J/\psi 3\pi^+ 2\pi^-$. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2014, 5, pp.148. ⟨10.1007/JHEP05(2014)148⟩. ⟨in2p3-00969257⟩



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