Study of <i>D</i><SUP>(</SUP>*<SUP>)</SUP><i><sub>sJ</sub></i><SUP>+</SUP> mesons decaying to <i>D</i>*<SUP>+</SUP><i>K</i><sub>S</sub><SUP>0</SUP> and <i>D</i>*<SUP>0</SUP><i>K</i><SUP>+</SUP> final states

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Affolder, A, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M
et al (show 724 more authors) (2016) Study of <i>D</i><SUP>(</SUP>*<SUP>)</SUP><i><sub>sJ</sub></i><SUP>+</SUP> mesons decaying to <i>D</i>*<SUP>+</SUP><i>K</i><sub>S</sub><SUP>0</SUP> and <i>D</i>*<SUP>0</SUP><i>K</i><SUP>+</SUP> final states. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 02 (2). 133-.

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A search is performed for $D^{(*)+}_{sJ}$ mesons in the reactions $pp \to D^{*+} K^0_{\rm S} X$ and $pp \to D^{*0} K^+ X$ using data collected at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the LHCb detector. For the $D^{*+} K^0_{\rm S}$ final state, the decays $D^{*+} \to D^0 \pi^+$ with $D^0 \to K^- \pi^+$ and $D^0 \to K^- \pi^+ \pi^+ \pi^-$ are used. For $D^{*0} K^+$, the decay $D^{*0} \to D^0 \pi^0$ with $D^0 \to K^- \pi^+$ is used. A prominent $D_{s1}(2536)^+$ signal is observed in both $D^{*+} K^0_{\rm S}$ and $D^{*0} K^+$ final states. The resonances $D^*_{s1}(2700)^+$ and $D^*_{s3}(2860)^+$ are also observed, yielding information on their properties, including spin-parity assignments. The decay $D^*_{s2}(2573)^+ \to D^{*+} K^0_{\rm S}$ is observed for the first time, at a significance of 6.9 $\sigma$, and its branching fraction relative to the $D^*_{s2}(2573)^+ \to D^+ K^0_{\rm S}$ decay mode is measured.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 26 pages, 9 figures, Submitted to JHEP, All figures and tables, along with any supplementary material and additional information, are available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering, Charm physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2023 03:21
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2016)133
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