Publications [#308417] of Mark C. Kruse

Papers Published
  1. Aaltonen, T; González, BÁ; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Bae, T; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Boveia, A et al., Evidence for the charmless annihilation decay mode Bs0→π +π -, Physical Review Letters, vol. 108 no. 21 (2012) [doi] .

    Abstract:
    We search for annihilation decay modes of neutral b mesons into pairs of charmless charged hadrons with the upgraded Collider Detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. Using a data sample corresponding to 6fb -1 of integrated luminosity, we obtain the first evidence for the Bs0→π +π - decay, with a significance of 3.7σ, and a measured branching ratio B(Bs0→π +π -)=(0.57±0.15(stat) ±0.10(syst))×10 -6. A search for the B0→K +K - mode in the same sample yields a significance of 2.0σ, and a central value estimate B(B0→K +K -)=(0.23±0.10(stat)±0.10(syst))×10 -6. © 2012 American Physical Society.