July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
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Statistical combination of searches for the X(5568) state decaying into $B^0_s π ^±$

Jul 29, 2020, 1:30 PM
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Poster 05. Quark and Lepton Flavour Physics Quark and Lepton Flavour Physics - Posters


Paolo Iengo (CERN)


A statistical combination of the search results for the X(5568) resonance decaying into $𝐵^0_𝑠 π^{±}$ is reported, based on published results from the ATLAS, CMS, CDF and LHCb Collaborations.
A narrow structure in the invariant mass distribution of $𝐵^0_𝑠 π^{±}$ has been observed by the D0 Collaboration with a mass value of 5568 MeV and interpreted as the first observation of a possible tetra-quark state with four different flavours. The evidence of such a state was not confirmed by any of the latest searches from LHCb, CDF, ATLAS and CMS Collaborations.
CDF and the LHC experiments have set limits on $\rho_𝑋$, the relative production rate of the X(5568) and $𝐵^0_𝑠$ states times the branching ratio for the $𝑋(5568)\rightarrow 𝐵^0_𝑠 π^{±}$ decay.
With a statistical combination of limits set by the three LHC experiments, we derive a limit, at 95% Confidence Level, of $\rho_𝑋$ < 0.92% for $𝑝_𝑇(𝐵^0_𝑠)$ > 10 GeV, and $\rho_𝑋$ < 0.91% for $𝑝_𝑇(𝐵^0_𝑠)$ > 15 GeV, which represent the most stringent upper limits up to present.
The talk will review the experimental results from Tevatron and LHC, will describe the combination procedure and the obtained results. The effect of including the results from Tevatron experiments in the statistical combination will also be discussed.

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