Journal article

Measurement of the Lambda(0)(b) lifetime in Lambda(0)(b)-> J/psi Lambda(0) in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV

A Abulencia, 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, F Azfar Show all

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

We report a measurement of the Lambda b0 lifetime in the exclusive decay Lambda b0-->J/psi Lambda 0 in pp collisions at square root s=1.96 TeV using an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb-1 of data collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. Using fully reconstructed decays, we measure tau(Lambda b0)=1.593(-0.078)(+0.083)(stat)+/-0.033(syst) ps. This is the single most precise measurement of tau(Lambda b0) and is 3.2sigma higher than the current world average.

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