Observations of Λb0 → ΛK+π and Λb0 → ΛK+K decays and searches for other Λb0 and Ξb0 decays to Λh+h′− final states

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A search is performed for the charmless three-body decays of the Λb0 and Ξb0 baryons to the final states Λh+h′−, where h(′) = π or K. The analysis is based on a data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1 of pp collisions, collected by the LHCb experiment. The Λb0 → ΛK+π− and Λb0 → ΛK+K− decays are observed for the first time and their branching fractions and CP asymmetry parameters are measured. Evidence is seen for the Λb0 → Λπ+π− decay and limits are set on the branching fractions of Ξb0 baryon decays to the Λh+h′− final states.
Original languageEnglish
Article number81
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Branching fraction
  • CP violation
  • Flavor physics
  • Rare decay
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

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