Observation of New Ξc0 Baryons Decaying to Λc+ K-

LHCb Collaboration

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The Λc+K- mass spectrum is studied with a data sample of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6 fb-1 collected by the LHCb experiment. Three Ξc0 states are observed with a large significance and their masses and natural widths are measured to be m[Ξc(2923)0]=2923.04±0.25±0.20±0.14 MeV, Γ[Ξc(2923)0]=7.1±0.8±1.8 MeV, m[Ξc(2939)0]=2938.55±0.21±0.17±0.14 MeV, Γ[Ξc(2939)0]=10.2±0.8±1.1 MeV, m[Ξc(2965)0]=2964.88±0.26±0.14±0.14 MeV, Γ[Ξc(2965)0]=14.1±0.9±1.3 MeV, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the limited knowledge of the Λc+ mass. The Ξc(2923)0 and Ξc(2939)0 baryons are new states. The Ξc(2965)0 state is in the vicinity of the known Ξc(2970)0 baryon; however, their masses and natural widths differ significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number222001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2020


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