Observation of excited Ω 0 c baryons in Ω − b → Ξ + c K − π − decays

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

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Abstract

The first observation of the Ω−b→Ξ+cK−π− decay is reported using p p collision data at center of mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9  fb−1. Four excited Ω0c baryons are observed in the Ξ+c K− mass projection of the Ω−b→Ξ+cK−π− decays with the significance of each exceeding five standard deviations. They coincide with the states previously observed in prompt pp and e+e− production. Relative production rates, masses, and natural widths of the states are measured, and a test of spin hypotheses is performed. Moreover, the branching ratio of Ω−b→Ξ+cK−π− is measured relative to the Ω−b→Ω0cπ− decay mode and a precise measurement of the Ω−b mass of 6044.3±1.2±1.1+0.19−0.22  MeV is obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberL091102
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume104
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24-Nov-2021

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