Observation of the <i>Ξ<SUP>-</SUP><sub>b</sub> →J/ψΛK</i><SUP>-</SUP> decay

Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S, Alkhazov, G
et al (show 756 more authors) (2017) Observation of the <i>Ξ<SUP>-</SUP><sub>b</sub> →J/ψΛK</i><SUP>-</SUP> decay. PHYSICS LETTERS B, 772. pp. 265-273.

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The observation of the decay $\varXi^{-}_{b}\to J/\psi\varLambda K^{-}$ is reported, using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3~\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$, collected by the LHCb detector in $pp$ collisions at centre-of-mass energies of $7$ and $8~\mathrm{TeV}$. The production rate of $\varXi_{b}^{-}$ baryons detected in the decay $\varXi_{b}^{-}\to J/\psi\varLambda K^{-}$ is measured relative to that of $\varLambda_{b}^{0}$ baryons using the decay $\varLambda_{b}^{0}\to J/\psi \varLambda$. Integrated over the $b$-baryon transverse momentum $p_{\rm T}<25~\mathrm{GeV/}c $ and rapidity $2.0<y<4.5$, the measured ratio is \begin{equation*} \frac{f_{\varXi_{b}^{-}}}{f_{\varLambda_{b}^{0}}}\frac{\mathcal{B}(\varXi_{b}^{-}\to J/\psi\varLambda K^{-})}{\mathcal{B}(\varLambda_{b}^{0}\to J/\psi \varLambda)}=(4.19\pm 0.29~(\mathrm{stat})\pm0.15~(\mathrm{syst}))\times 10^{-2}, \end{equation*}where $f_{\varXi_{b}^{-}}$ and $f_{\varLambda_{b}^{0}}$ are the fragmentation fractions of $b\to\varXi_{b}^{-}$ and $b\to\varLambda_{b}^{0}$ transitions, and $\mathcal{B}$ represents the branching fraction of the corresponding $b$-baryon decay. The mass difference between $\varXi_{b}^{-}$ and $\varLambda_{b}^{0}$ baryons is measured to be \begin{equation*} M(\varXi_{b}^{-})-M(\varLambda_{b}^{0})=177.08\pm0.47~(\mathrm{stat})\pm0.16~(\mathrm{syst} )~\mathrm{MeV/}c^{2}. \end{equation*}

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 12:52
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023 23:23
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.045
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3015931