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Measurement of the effective $B_s^0\rightarrow J/\psi K_{\mathrm S}^0$ lifetime

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Abstract

This paper reports the first measurement of the effective B_s^0 -> J/{\psi} K_S^0 lifetime and an updated measurement of its time-integrated branching fraction. Both measurements are performed with a data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb^{-1} of pp collisions, recorded by the LHCb experiment in 2011 at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The results are: tau_J/{\psi}K_S^0 = 1.75 +/- 0.12 (stat) +/- 0.07 (syst) and BR(B_s^0 -> J/{\psi} K_S^0) = (1.97 +/- 0.23) X 10^{-5}. For the latter measurement, the uncertainty includes both statistical and systematic sources.

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Decay topologies contributing to the $B_{d(s)}$ $\rightarrow$ $ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu}$ {} $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ channel: (left) tree diagram and (right) penguin diagram.

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Fitted $ B $ $\rightarrow$ $ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu}$ {} $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ candidate mass distributions and their associated residual uncertainties (pulls) for the (left) long and (right) downstream $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ samples, after applying the final requirement on the NN classifier outputs.

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Fitted $ B $ $\rightarrow$ $ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu}$ {} $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ candidate decay time distributions and their associated residual uncertainties (pulls) for the (left) long and (right) downstream $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ samples, after applying the final requirement on the NN classifier outputs.

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Fitted $ B $ $\rightarrow$ $ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu}$ {} $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ candidate decay time distributions and their associated residual uncertainties (pulls) for the (left) long and (right) downstream $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ candidates in the $ B ^0_ s $ signal region $m_{ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} {} K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S} }\in[5340,5390]\: {\mathrm{\,MeV\!/}c^2} $, after applying the final requirement on the NN classifier outputs.

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Signal yields from the unbinned maximum likelihood fits to the $ B $ $\rightarrow$ $ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu}$ {} $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ candidate mass distributions. The uncertainties are statistical only. The yield ratio is calculated from the quantities highlighted in boldface, where the fitted $ B ^0$ yield is first multiplied by a factor of four.

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Corrections and systematic uncertainties on the yield ratio.

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Corrections and systematic uncertainties on the effective $ B ^0_ s $ $\rightarrow$ $ { J \mskip -3mu/\mskip -2mu\psi \mskip 2mu}$ {} $ K ^0_{\rm\scriptscriptstyle S}$ lifetime.

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Created on 09 December 2018.Citation count from INSPIRE on 09 December 2018.