Observation of the decay B0 -> D0bar K+ K- and evidence for Bs -> D0bar K+ K-

07/2012; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.131801
Source: arXiv


The first observation of the decay B0 -> D0bar K+ K- is reported from an
analysis of 0.62 fb-1 of pp collision data collected with the LHCb detector.
Its branching fraction is measured relative to that of the topologically
similar decay B0 -> D0bar pi+ pi- to be BR(B0 -> D0bar K+ K-)/BR(B0 -> D0bar
pi+ pi-) = 0.056+-0.011+-0.007, where the first uncertainty is statistical and
the second is systematic. The significance of the signal is 5.8 sigma.
Evidence, with 3.8 sigma significance, for Bs -> D0bar K+ K- decays is also
presented, with a relative branching fraction of BR(Bs -> D0bar K+ K-)/BR(B0 ->
D0bar K+ K-) = 0.90+-0.27+-0.20.

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