Measurement of the relative width difference of the B0‐ B¯ 0 system with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract: This paper presents the measurement of the relative width difference ΔΓd/Γd of the B0‐ B¯ 0 system using the data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in pp collisions at s=7 TeV and s=8 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 25.2 fb−1. The value of ΔΓd/Γd is obtained by comparing the decay-time distributions of B0 → J/ψKS and B0 → J/ψK*0(892) decays. The result is ΔΓd/Γd = (−0.1±1.1 (stat.)± 0.9 (syst.)) × 10−2. Currently, this is the most precise single measurement of ΔΓd/Γd. It agrees with the Standard Model prediction and the measurements by other experiments.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2016, The Author(s).


External organisations
  • University of Iowa
  • Mohamed Premier University
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


  • B physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
Original languageEnglish
Article number81
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

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Export Date: 28 June 2017