Measurement of the Bs0 Lifetime Using Semileptonic Decays
We report a measurement of the Bs0 lifetime in the semileptonic decay channel Bs0→Ds−μ+νX (and its charge conjugate), using approximately 0.4 fb−1 of data collected with the D0 detector during 2002 -- 2004. We have reconstructed 5176 Ds−μ+ signal events, where the Ds− is identified via the decay Ds−→ϕπ−, followed by ϕ→K+K−. Using these events, we have measured the Bs0 lifetime to be τ(Bs0)=1.398±0.044(stat)−0.025+0.028(syst)ps. This is the most precise measurement of the Bs0 lifetime to date.