Measurement of the Bc- meson lifetime in the decay Bc-→J/ψπ- Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The lifetime of the Bc- meson is measured using 272 exclusive Bc-→J/ψ(→μ+μ-)π- decays reconstructed in data from proton-antiproton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 6.7 fb-1 recorded by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. The lifetime of the Bc- meson is measured to be τ(Bc-)=0.452±0.048(stat)±0.027(syst) ps. This is the first measurement of the Bc- meson lifetime in a fully reconstructed hadronic channel, and it agrees with previous results and has comparable precision. © 2013 American Physical Society.

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • January 2013