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Publication# Measurement of b-hadron masses

Vladislav Balagura, Christophe Bauer, Aurelio Bay, Marc-Olivier Bettler, Frédéric Blanc, Joël Bressieux, Peter Clarke, Victor Coco, Greig Alan Cowan, Michel De Cian, Hans Dijkstra, Frédéric Guillaume Dupertuis, Vincent Fave, Christoph Frei, Neal Gauvin, Guido Haefeli, Plamen Hristov Hopchev, Pierre Jaton, Anne Keune, Mathias Oleg Knecht, Johan Luisier, Raluca Anca Muresan, Bastien Luca Muster, Tatsuya Nakada, Matthew Needham, Niko Neufeld, Cédric Potterat, Jessica Prisciandaro, Albert Puig Navarro, Barinjaka Rakotomiaramanana, Gerhard Raven, Julien Rouvinet, Christophe Salzmann, Olivier Schneider, Frédéric Teubert, Mark Tobin, Minh Tâm Tran, Jian Wang, Yi Zhang, Lei Zhang

2012

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2012

Journal paper

Abstract

Measurements of b-hadron masses are performed with the exclusive decay modes B+ --> J/psi K+, B-0 --> J/psi K-0*, B-0 --> J/psi K-S(0), B-s(0) --> j/psi phi and Lambda(0)(b) --> J/psi Lambda using all integrated luminosity of 35 pb(-1) collected in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV by the LHCb experiment. The momentum scale is calibrated with J/psi --> mu(+)mu(-) decays and verified to be known to a relative precision of 2 x 10(-4) using other two-body decays. The results are more precise than previous measurements, particularly ill the case of the B-s(0) and Lambda(0)(b) masses. (C) 2012 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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A combination of three LHCb measurements of the CKM angle gamma is presented. The decays B-+/- -> DK +/- and B-+/- -> D pi(+/-) are used, where D denotes an admixture of D-0 and (D) over bar (0) mesons, decaying into K+K-, pi(+)pi(-), K-+/-pi(-/+), K-+/-pi(-/+)pi(+/-)pi(-/+), or K-S(0)pi(+)pi(-) final states. All measurements use a dataset corresponding to 1.0 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. Combining results from B-+/- -> DK +/- Dill decays alone a best-fit value of gamma = 72.0 degrees is found, and confidence intervals are set gamma is an element of [56.4, 86.7]degrees at 68% CL, gamma is an element of [42.6, 99.6]degrees at 95% CL. The best-fit value of gamma found from a combination of results from B-+/- -> D pi(+/-) decays alone, is gamma = 18.9 degrees, and the confidence intervals gamma is an element of [7.4, 99.2]degrees boolean OR [167.9, 176.4]degrees at 68% CL are set, without constraint at 95% CL The combination of results from B1 DKI and B -> DTC decays gives a best-fit value of y = 72.6 degrees and the confidence intervals gamma is an element of [55.4, 82.3]degrees at 68% CL, gamma is an element of [40.2, 92.7]degrees at 95% CL are set. All values are expressed modulo 180 degrees, and are obtained taking into account the effect of D-0-(D) over bar (0) mixing. (C) 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.