8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Studies of b-hadron decays to charming final states at LHCb

12 Aug 2011, 11:36
20m
554 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

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Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Heavy Flavor Physics (bottom, charm, tau) Heavy Flavor Physics

Speaker

Stefania Ricciardi (Particle Physics-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory-STFC - Science)

Description

We present studies from the LHCb experiment of decays of the type $h_b \to h_c X$, where $h_b$ represents a beauty hadron ($B^\pm$, $B^0$ or $\Lambda_b$) and $h_c$ a charmed hadron ($D^0$, $D(*)^+$, $D_s$ or $\Lambda_c$). Such decays are important for the determination of the CKM angle $\gamma$, a key goal of the LHCb physics programme. We exploit the data accumulated in 2010, and in the early months of the 2011 run. We report on the observation of new decay modes, and first measurements on the road to a precise determination of $\gamma$.

Primary author

Stefania Ricciardi (Particle Physics-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory-STFC - Science)

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