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Observation of B-s(0)-> K K- and measurements of branching fractions of charmless two-body decays of B-0 and B-s(0) mesons in pp collisions at root s=1.96 TeV

A Abulencia, D Acosta, J Adelman, T Affolder, T Akimoto, MG Albrow, D Ambrose, S Amerio, D Amidei, A Anastassov, K Anikeev, A Annovi, J Antos, M Aoki, G Apollinari, J-F Arguin, T Arisawa, A Artikov, W Ashmanskas, A Attal Show all

Physical Review Letters | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2006


We search for decays of the type B(s)0-->h+ h'- (where h,h' = K or pi) in 180 pb(-1) of pp collisions collected at the Tevatron by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab. We report the first observation of the new mode B(s)0-->K+ K- with a yield of 236+/-32 events, corresponding to (fs/fd) x B(B(s)0-->K+ K-)/B(B0-->K+ pi-) = 0.46+/-0.08stat+/-0.07syst, where fs/fd is the ratio of production fractions of B(s)0 and B0. We find results in agreement with world averages for the B0 modes, and set the following new limits at 90% C.L.: B(B(s)0-->K- pi+) pi+ pi-) < 1.7 x 10(-6).

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