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Measurement of b hadron lifetimes in pp collisions at root s=8TeV

Author
Sirunyan A.M. Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
Finger Miroslav, prof. Ing. DrSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Finger Michael, M.Sc. CSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, JINR Dubna
et al.  CMS collaboration

Year
2018

Scientific journal
European Physical Journal C, 78 (6), 457

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Abstract
Measurements are presented of the lifetimes of the B-0, B-s(0), Lambda(0)(b), and B-c(+) hadrons using the decay channels B-0 -> J/psi K*(892)(0), B-0 -> J/psi K-S(0), B-s(0) -> J/psi pi(+)pi(-), B-s(0) -> J/psi phi(1020), Lambda(0)(b) -> J/psi Lambda(0), and B-c(+) -> J/psi pi(+). The data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1), was collected by the CMS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at root s = 8TeV. The B-0 life-time is measured to be 453.0 +/- 1.6 (stat) +/- 1.8 (syst) mu m in J/psi K*(892)(0) and 457.8 +/- 2.7 (stat) +/- 2.8 (syst) mu m in J/psi K-S(0), which results in a combined measurement of c tau(0) = 454.1 +/- 1.4 (stat) +/- 1.7 (syst) mu m. The effective lifetime of the B-s(0) meson is measured in two decay modes, with contributions from different amounts of the heavy and light eigenstates. This results in two different measured lifetimes: c tau(0)(Bs) -> J/psi pi(+)pi(-) = 502.7 +/- 10.2 (stat) +/- 3.4 (syst) mu m and c tau(0)(Bs) -> J/psi phi(1020) = 443.9 +/- 2.0 (stat) +/- 1.5 (syst) mu m. The Lambda(0)(b) lifetime is found to be 442.9 +/- 8.2 (stat) +/- 2.8 (syst) mu m. The precision from each of these channels is as good as or better than previous measurements. The B-c(+) lifetime, measured with respect to the B+ to reduce the systematic uncertainty, is 162.3 +/- 7.8 (stat) +/- 4.2 (syst) +/- 0.1 (tau(B+)) mu m. All results are in agreement with current world-average values.

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . et al., "Measurement of b hadron lifetimes in pp collisions at root s=8TeV", European Physical Journal C, 78 (6), 457 (2018)