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Measurement of the Ratio of Branching Fractions B (Bc+ →j /ψτ+ντ)/ B (Bc+ →j /ψμ+νμ)

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Original languageEnglish
Article number121801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume120
Issue number12
DOIs
DateAccepted/In press - 19 Jan 2018
DatePublished (current) - 23 Mar 2018

Abstract

A measurement is reported of the ratio of branching fractions R(J/ψ)=B(Bc+→J/ψτ+ντ)/B(Bc+→J/ψμ+νμ), where the τ+ lepton is identified in the decay mode τ+→μ+νμντ. This analysis uses a sample of proton-proton collision data corresponding to 3.0 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded with the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. A signal is found for the decay Bc+→J/ψτ+ντ at a significance of 3 standard deviations corrected for systematic uncertainty, and the ratio of the branching fractions is measured to be R(J/ψ)=0.71±0.17(stat)±0.18(syst). This result lies within 2 standard deviations above the range of central values currently predicted by the standard model.

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