@article{e589bb206b4b447c89f7f4648ccd9e99,

title = "Measurement of branching fraction ratios for B + → D *+ D − K +, B + → D *− D + K +, and B 0 → D *− D 0 K + decays",

abstract = "A measurement of four branching-fraction ratios for three-body decays of B mesons involving two open-charm hadrons in the final state is presented. Run 1 and Run 2 pp collision data are used, recorded by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies 7, 8, and 13 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 fb−1. The measured branching-fraction ratios areB(B+→D∗+D−K+)B(B+→D¯0D0K+)=0.517±0.015±0.013±0.011,B(B+→D∗−D+K+)B(B+→D¯0D0K+)=0.577±0.016±0.013±0.013,B(B0→D∗−D0K+)B(B0→D−D0K+)=1.754±0.028±0.016±0.035,B(B+→D∗+D−K+)B(B+→D∗−D+K+)=0.907±0.033±0.014, where the first of the uncertainties is statistical, the second systematic, and the third is due to the uncertainties on the D-meson branching fractions. These are the most accurate measurements of these ratios to date. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]",

keywords = "B physics, Branching fraction, Flavor physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)",

author = "{The Lhcb Collaboration} and R. Aaij and {Abell{\'a}n Beteta}, C. and T. Ackernley and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and H. Afsharnia and Aidala, {C. A.} and S. Aiola and Z. Ajaltouni and S. Akar and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and {Alfonso Albero}, A. and Z. Aliouche and G. Alkhazov and {Alvarez Cartelle}, P. and Alves, {A. A.} and S. Amato and Y. Amhis and L. An and L. Anderlini and G. Andreassi and A. Andreianov and M. Andreotti and F. Archilli and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and K. Arzymatov and E. Aslanides and M. Atzeni and B. Audurier and S. Bachmann and M. Bachmayer and Back, {J. J.} and S. Baker and {Baladron Rodriguez}, P. and V. Balagura and W. Baldini and {Baptista Leite}, J. and Barlow, {R. J.} and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and M. Bartolini and F. Baryshnikov and Basels, {J. M.} and S. Blusk and Rudolph, {M. S.} and T. Skwarnicki and S. Stone",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2020, The Author(s).",

year = "2020",

month = dec,

doi = "10.1007/JHEP12(2020)139",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "2020",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

number = "12",

}