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Title: Precision Measurement of the Λ0b Baryon Lifetime
Author: Calvo Gómez, Míriam
Camboni, Alessandro
Comerma Montells, Albert
Garrido Beltrán, Lluís
Graciani Díaz, Ricardo
Graugés Pous, Eugeni
Oyanguren Campos, Arantza de
Pérez-Calero Yzquierdo, Antonio
Picatoste Olloqui, Eduardo
Potterat, Cédric
Rives Molina, Vicente José
Ruiz, Hugo (Ruiz Pérez)
Ruiz Valls, Pablo
Vilasis-Cardona, Xavier
LHCb Collaboration
Keywords: Física de partícules
Particle physics
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2013
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: The ratio of the Λ 0 b baryon lifetime to that of the ¯¯¯ B 0 meson is measured using 1.0     fb − 1 of integrated luminosity in 7 TeV center-of-mass energy p p collisions at the LHC. The Λ 0 b baryon is observed for the first time in the decay mode Λ 0 b → J / ψ p K − , while the ¯¯¯ B 0 meson decay used is the well known ¯¯¯ B 0 → J / ψ π + K − mode, where the π + K − mass is consistent with that of the ¯¯¯¯ K * 0 ( 892 ) meson. The ratio of lifetimes is measured to be 0.976 ± 0.012 ± 0.006 , in agreement with theoretical expectations based on the heavy quark expansion. Using previous determinations of the ¯¯¯ B 0 meson lifetime, the Λ 0 b lifetime is found to be 1.482 ± 0.018 ± 0.012     ps . In both cases, the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.
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It is part of: Physical Review Letters, 2013, vol. 111, num. 10, p. 102003
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ISSN: 0031-9007
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