A search for B+ → Ds+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 B(B+ → Ds+K+K−) = (7.1 ± 0.5 ± 0.6 ± 0.7) × 10−6, 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+ → Ds+D0. A search is also performed for the pure annihilation decay B+ → Ds+φ. No significant signal is observed and a limit of B(B+ → Ds+φ) < 4.9 × 10−7 (4.2 × 10−7) is set on the branching fraction at 95% (90%) confidence level.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Nov 15 2017|
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