Apr 7 – 9, 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Search for the decay $\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow \Lambda^0 \eta^{(\prime)}$ at LHCb

Apr 8, 2014, 1:00 PM
Room B (Windsor Building)

Room B

Windsor Building

contributed talk Flavour Physics and Beyond Parallel 1B


James Mccarthy (University of Birmingham (GB))


Decays involving $\eta$ and $\eta\prime$ mesons are particularly interesting to theorists, as they allow some insight into the relatively poorly understood topic of $\eta-\eta\prime$ mixing. This subject has been covered extensively using decays of $B$ and $B_s$ mesons, however, no equivalent processes have been observed in the baryonic sector. This talk outlines the search for the rare decay $\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow \Lambda^0 \eta(\prime)$, using data recorded by the LHCb experiment. Results of the recent search in the data recorded during 2012 are presented, and the prospects for improvement using the full data set are outlined.

Primary author

James Mccarthy (University of Birmingham (GB))

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