Observation of the decay $Λ^0_b\rightarrowψ(2S)pπ^-$



collaboration, LHCb, Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Aidala, CA, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albicocco, P, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F
et al (show 829 more authors) (2018) Observation of the decay $Λ^0_b\rightarrowψ(2S)pπ^-$. JHEP, 1808. 131 - ?.

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Abstract

The Cabibbo-suppressed decay $\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)p\pi^-$ is observed for the first time using a data sample collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions corresponding to 1.0, 2.0 and 1.9fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13TeV, respectively. The $\psi(2S)$ mesons are reconstructed in the $\mu^+\mu^-$ final state. The~branching fraction with respect to that of the $\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)pK^-$ decay mode is measured to be $$\frac{\mathcal{B}\left(\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)p\pi^- \right)} {\mathcal{B}\left(\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)pK^-\right)}=\left(11.4 \pm 1.3 \pm 0.2\right)\!\%\,,$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The $\psi(2S)p$ and $\psi(2S)\pi^-$ mass spectra are investigated and no evidence for exotic resonances is found.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 16 pages, 2 figures. All figures and tables, along with any supplementary material and additional information, are available at https://lhcbproject.web.cern.ch/lhcbproject/Publications/LHCbProjectPublic/LHCb-PAPER-2018-022.html
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 07:15
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2018)131
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2018)131
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3040246