Measurement of branching fraction ratios for B+ → D*+D−K+, B+ → D*−D+K+, and B0 → D*−D0K+ decays

R. Aaij, C.A. Beteta, T. Ackernley, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, H. Afsharnia, C.A. Aidala, S. Aiola, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, A.A. Albero, Z. Aliouche, G. Alkhazov, P.A. Cartelle, A.A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. AmhisL. An, L. Anderlini, G. Andreassi, A. Andreianov, M. Andreotti, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, K. Arzymatov, E. Aslanides, M. Atzeni, B. Audurier, S. Bachmann, M. Bachmayer, J.J. Back, S. Baker, P.B. Rodriguez, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, J.B. Leite, R.J. Barlow, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, M. Bartolini, F. Baryshnikov, J.M. Basels, G. Bassi, V. Batozskaya, B. Batsukh, A. Battig, Jacco de Vries, Chris Pawley, Daniel Johnson*

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A measurement of four branching-fraction ratios for three-body decays of B mesons involving two open-charm hadrons in the final state is presented. Run 1 and Run 2 pp collision data are used, recorded by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies 7, 8, and 13 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 fb −1. The measured branching-fraction ratios areB(B+→D∗+D−K+)B(B+→D¯0D0K+)=0.517±0.015±0.013±0.011,B(B+→D∗−D+K+)B(B+→D¯0D0K+)=0.577±0.016±0.013±0.013,B(B0→D∗−D0K+)B(B0→D−D0K+)=1.754±0.028±0.016±0.035,B(B+→D∗+D−K+)B(B+→D∗−D+K+)=0.907±0.033±0.014, where the first of the uncertainties is statistical, the second systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainties on the D-meson branching fractions. These are the most accurate measurements of these ratios to date. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number139
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2020


  • b physics
  • branching fraction
  • flavor physics
  • hadron-hadron scattering (experiments)
  • tool
  • B physics
  • Branching fraction
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Flavor physics
  • TOOL


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