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Measurement of the B-s(0)-(B)over-bar(s)(0) oscillation frequency Delta m(s) in B-s(0) -> D-s(-)(3)pi decays

Aaij, R.; Adeva, B.; Adinolfi, M.; Adrover, C.; Affolder, A.; Ajaltouni, Z.; Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F.; Alexander, M.; Alkhazov, G.

The B-s(0)-(B) over bar (0)(s) oscillation frequency Delta m(s) is measured with 36 pb(-1) of data collected in pp collisions at = 7 TeV by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. A total of 1381 B-s(0) -> D-s(-) pi(+) and B-s(0) -> D-s(-) pi(+)pi(-)pi(+) signal decays are reconstructed, with average decay time resolutions of 44 fs and 36 fs, respectively. An oscillation signal with a statistical significance of 4.6 sigma is observed. The measured oscillation frequency is Delta m(s) = 17.63 +/- 0.11 (stat) +/-0.02 (syst)ps(-1) (C) 2012 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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