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Determination of the quark coupling strength vertical bar V-ub vertical bar using baryonic decays

R Aaij, B Adeva, M Adinolfi, AA Older, Z Ajaltouni, S Akar, J Albrecht, F Alessio, M Alexander, S Ali, G Alkhazov, P Alvarez Cartelle, AA Alves, S Amato, S Amerio, Y Amhis, L An, L Anderlini, J Anderson, M Andreotti Show all


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This article is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague, T.M. Karbach, who died following a climbing accident on 9th April 2015. Moritz contributed much to the physics analysis presented in this article. Within LHCb he was active in many areas; he convened the analysis group on beauty to open charm decays, he was deputy project leader for the LHCb Outer Tracker detector and he served the experiment as a shift leader. Moritz was a highly promising young physicist and we miss him greatly. We thank S. Meinel for a productive collaboration regarding form factor predictions of the Lambda<INF>b</INF><SUP>0</SUP> -> p mu<SUP>-</SUP>(nu) over bar <INF>mu</INF> and Lambda<INF>b</INF><SUP>0</SUP> -> Lambda<INF>c</INF><SUP>+</SUP>mu<SUP>-</SUP>(nu) over bar <INF>mu</INF> decays, W. Roberts for discussions regarding the Lambda<INF>b</INF><SUP>0</SUP> -> N*mu<SUP>-</SUP>(nu) over bar <INF>mu</INF> decays and F. Bernlochner for help in understanding the impact of right-handed currents. We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES, CNPq, FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, HGF and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (The Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MinES and FANO (Russia); MinECo (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). The Tier1 computing centres are supported by IN2P3 (France), KIT and BMBF (Germany), INFN (Italy), NWO and SURF (The Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open source software packages on which we depend. We are also grateful for the computing resources and the access to software R& D tools provided by Yandex LLC (Russia). Individual groups or members have received support from EPLANET, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union), Conseil general de Haute-Savoie, Labex ENIGMASS and OCEVU, Region Auvergne (France), RFBR (Russia), XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain), Royal Society and Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (United Kingdom).