Evidence for the decay $B^0\to p\bar{p}\pi^0$

11 Apr 2019  ·  Belle Collaboration, Pal B., Adachi I., Adamczyk K., Aihara H., Asner D. M., Atmacan H., Aulchenko V., Aushev T., Ayad R., Babu V., Badhrees I., Bansal V., Behera P., Beleño C., Berger M., Bhardwaj V., Bhuyan B., Bilka T., Biswal J., Bobrov A., Bozek A., Bračko M., Browder T. E., Campajola M., Cao L., Červenkov D., Chekelian V., Chen A., Cheon B. G., Chilikin K., Cho K., Choi S. -K., Choi Y., Cinabro D., Cunliffe S., Di Carlo S., Doležal Z., Dong T. V., Dossett D., Eidelman S., Epifanov D., Fast J. E., Ferber T., Fulsom B. G., Garg R., Gaur V., Gabyshev N., Garmash A., Giri A., Goldenzweig P., Guan Y., Haba J., Hara T., Hayasaka K., Hayashii H., Hou W. -S., Hsu C. -L., Iijima T., Inami K., Ishikawa A., Itoh R., Iwasaki Y., Jacobs W. W., Jia S., Jin Y., Joffe D., Joo K. K., Kaliyar A. B., Karyan G., Kichimi H., Kiesling C., Kim C. H., Kim D. Y., Kim K. T., Kim S. H., Kinoshita K., Kodyš P., Korpar S., Kotchetkov D., Križan P., Kroeger R., Krokovny P., Kulasiri R., Kwon Y. -J., Lee J. Y., Lee S. C., Li L. K., Li Y. B., Gioi L. Li, Libby J., Liventsev D., Lu P. -C., Luo T., MacNaughton J., MacQueen C., Masuda M., Matsuda T., Matvienko D., Merola M., Miyabayashi K., Miyata H., Mizuk R., Mohanty G. B., Nakao M., Nath K. J., Nayak M., Nisar N. K., Nishida S., Nishimura K., Ogawa S., Ono H., Onuki Y., Pakhlov P., Pakhlova G., Pardi S., Park S. -H., Patra S., Paul S., Pedlar T. K., Pestotnik R., Piilonen L. E., Popov V., Prencipe E., Rostomyan A., Russo G., Sakai Y., Salehi M., Sandilya S., Sanuki T., Savinov V., Schneider O., Schnell G., Schueler J., Schwanda C., Schwartz A. J., Seino Y., Senyo K., Sevior M. E., Shen C. P., Shiu J. -G., Simon F., Sokolov A., Solovieva E., Starič M., Stottler Z. S., Strube J. F., Sumiyoshi T., Sutcliffe W., Takizawa M., Tamponi U., Tanida K., Tenchini F., Uchida M., Uglov T., Uno S., Urquijo P., Van Tonder R., Varner G., Vinokurova A., Wang B., Wang C. H., Wang M. -Z., Wang P., Watanabe M., Watanuki S., Won E., Yang S. B., Ye H., Yelton J., Yusa Y., Zhang J., Zhang Z. P., Zhilich V., Zhukova V. ·

We report a search for the charmless baryonic decay $B^0\to p\bar{p}\pi^0$ with a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 711~$\rm fb^{-1}$ containing $(772\pm 10)\times 10^6$ $B^0\bar{B}^0$ pairs. The data was collected by the Belle experiment running on the $\Upsilon(4S)$ resonance at the KEKB $e^+e^-$ collider... We measure a branching fraction $\mathcal{B}(B^0\to p\bar{p}\pi^0)= (5.0\pm1.8\pm0.6 )\times 10^{-7}$, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The signal has a significance of 3.1 standard deviations and constitutes the first evidence for this decay mode. We also search for the intermediate two-body decays $B^{0}\to\Delta^+\bar{p}$ and $B^0\to\bar{\Delta}^-p$, and set an upper limit on the branching fraction: $\mathcal{B}(B^0\to \Delta^+\bar{p})+\mathcal{B}(B^0\to\bar{\Delta}^-p)<1.6\times10^{-6}$ at 90% confidence level. read more

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