Observation of a New Excited D + s Meson in B 0 → D − D + K + π − Decays

K. De Bruyn, C. J. G. Onderwater, M. van Veghel, LHCb Collaboration

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Using pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4  fb−1 collected with the LHCb detector at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, the B0→D−D+K+π− decay is studied. A new excited D+s meson is observed decaying into the D+K+π− final state with large statistical significance. The pole mass and width, and the spin parity of the new state are measured with an amplitude analysis to be mR=2591±6±7  MeV, ΓR=89±16±12  MeV, and JP=0−, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. Fit fractions for all components in the amplitude analysis are also reported. The new resonance, denoted as Ds0(2590)+, is a strong candidate to be the Ds(21S0)+ state, the radial excitation of the pseudoscalar ground-state D+s meson.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122002
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 26-Mar-2021


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