Updated search for B-c(+) decays to two charm mesons

LHCb collaboration, Fionn C.R. Bishop*

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A data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 fb(-1) of proton-proton collisions collected by the LHCb experiment has been analysed to search for D-(s)(()*())+ ((D) over bar)(*)0 decays. The decays are fully or partially reconstructed, where one or two (8) missing neutral pions or photons from the decay of an excited charm meson are allowed. Upper limits for the branching fractions, normalised to B+ decays to final states with similar topologies, are obtained for sixteen B-c(+) decay modes. For the decay B-c(+) -> D-s(+)(D) over bar (0), an excess with a significance of 3.4 standard deviations is found.
Original languageEnglish
Article number117
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021


  • B physics
  • Branching fraction
  • Flavor physics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

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