Measurement of the Λb0 lifetime using semileptonic decays

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2007-10-30

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Abazov, V. M.
Abbott, B.
Abolins, M.
Acharya, B. S.
Adams, M.
Adams, T.
Aguilo, E.
Ahn, S. H.
Ahsan, M.
Alexeev, G. D.

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We report a measurement of the Λb0 lifetime using a sample corresponding to 1.3fb-1 of data collected by the D0 experiment in 2002-2006 during run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The Λb0 baryon is reconstructed via the decay Λb0→μν̄Λc+X. Using 4437±329 signal candidates, we measure the Λb0 lifetime to be τ(Λb0)=1.290-0.110+0.119(stat)-0.091+0.087(syst)ps, which is among the most precise measurements in semileptonic Λb0 decays. This result is in good agreement with the world average value. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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Physical Review Letters, v. 99, n. 18, 2007.