Observation of Bc+ → D0K+ decays
Using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb−1, recorded by the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8TeV, the Bc+ → D0K+ decay is observed with a statistical significance of 5.1 standard deviations. By normalising to B+ → D0π+ decays, a measurement of the branching fraction multiplied by the production rates for Bc+ relative to B+ mesons in the LHCb acceptance is obtained,
R 0 =fc ×B(B+→D0K+)=(9.3+2.8±0.6)×10−7, DKfu c −2.5
where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. This decay is expected to proceed predominantly through weak annihilation and penguin amplitudes, and is the first Bc+ decay of this nature to be observed.