Amplitude analysis of B−→D+π−π−B−→D+π−π− decays

LHCb Collaboration

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    The Dalitz plot analysis technique is used to study the resonant substructures of B-→D+π-π- decays in a data sample corresponding to 3.0  fb-1 of pp collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment during 2011 and 2012. A model-independent analysis of the angular moments demonstrates the presence of resonances with spins 1, 2 and 3 at high D+π- mass. The data are fitted with an amplitude model composed of a quasi-model-independent function to describe the D+π- S wave together with virtual contributions from the D*(2007)0 and B*0 states, and components corresponding to the D2*(2460)0, D1*(2680)0, D3*(2760)0 and D2*(3000)0 resonances. The masses and widths of these resonances are determined together with the branching fractions for their production in B-→D+π-π- decays. The D+π- S wave has phase motion consistent with that expected due to the presence of the D0*(2400)0 state. These results constitute the first observations of the D3*(2760)0 and D2*(3000)0 resonances, with significances of 10σ and 6.6σ, respectively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number072001
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2016


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