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First observation of B +  →  D s + K + K − decays and a search for B +  →  D s + ϕ decays


A search for B+ → D s + K+K decays is performed using pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb−1, collected at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV with the LHCb experiment. A significant signal is observed for the first time and the branching fraction is determined to be

$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^{+}\to {D}_s^{+}{K}^{+}{K}^{-}\right)=\left(7.1 \pm 0.5 \pm 0.6 \pm 0.7\right)\times 1{0}^{-6}, $

where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation mode \( {B}^{+}\to {D}_s^{+}{\overline{D}}^0 \) . A search is also performed for the pure annihilation decay B+ → D s + ϕ. No significant signal is observed and a limit of

$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^{+}\to {D}_s^{+}\phi \right)<4.9 \times 1{0}^{-7}\left(4.2 \times 1{0}^{-7}\right) $

is set on the branching fraction at 95% (90%) confidence level.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/m/10.1007/JHEP01(2018)131

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2018)131

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