Search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+cc in the Ξ+cπ−π+ final state

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

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A search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+ccΞcc+ is performed in the Ξ+cπ−π+Ξc+π−π+ invariant-mass spectrum, where the Ξ+cΞc+ baryon is reconstructed in the pKπ+ final state. The study uses proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at a centre- of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb1. No significant signal is observed in the invariant-mass range of 3.4–3.8 GeV/c2. Upper limits are set on the ratio of branching fractions multiplied by the production cross-section with respect to the Ξ++ccΞcc++  (Ξ+cΞc+ → pKπ+)π+ decay for different Ξ+ccΞcc+ mass and lifetime hypotheses in the rapidity range from 2.0 to 4.5 and the transverse momentum range from 2.5 to 25 GeV/c. The results from this search are combined with a previously published search for the Ξ+ccΞcc+  Λ+cΛc+Kπ+ decay mode, yielding a maximum local significance of 4.0 standard deviations around the mass of 3620 MeV/c2, including systematic uncertainties. Taking into account the look-elsewhere effect in the 3.5–3.7 GeV/c2 mass window, the combined global significance is 2.9 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 16-Dec-2021


  • Branching fraction
  • Charm physics
  • Flavor physics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • QCD

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