Search for the doubly charmed baryon Ω + cc

Mick Mulder, C. J. G. Onderwater, LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

A search for the doubly charmed baryon Ω+cc with the decay mode Ω+cc → Ξ+cK−π+ is performed using proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment from 2016 to 2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb−1. No significant signal is observed within the invariant mass range of 3.6 to 4.0GeV/c2. Upper limits are set on the ratio R of the production cross-section times the total branching fraction of the Ω+cc → Ξ+cK−π+ decay with respect to the Ξ++cc→Λ+cK−π+π+Ξcc++→Λc+K−π+π+ decay. Upper limits at 95% credibility level for R in the range 0.005 to 0.11 are obtained for different hypotheses on the Ω+cc mass and lifetime in the rapidity range from 2.0 to 4.5 and transverse momentum range from 4 to 15 GeV/c.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101062
Number of pages12
JournalScience China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2021

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