Observation of a new Ξ<i><sub>b</sub></i><SUP>0</SUP> state

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Ackernley, T, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Afsharnia, H, Aidala, CA, Aiola, S, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S
et al (show 956 more authors) (2021) Observation of a new Ξ<i><sub>b</sub></i><SUP>0</SUP> state. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 103 (1). 012004-.

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Using a proton-proton collision data sample collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 8.5 fb$^{-1}$, the observation of a new excited $\Xi_b^0$ resonance decaying to the $\Xi_b^-\pi^+$ final state is presented. The state, referred to as $\Xi_b(6227)^0$, has a measured mass and natural width of $m(\Xi_b(6227)^0) = 6227.1^{\,+1.4}_{\,-1.5}\pm0.5$ MeV, $\Gamma(\Xi_b(6227)^0) = 18.6^{\,+5.0}_{\,-4.1}\pm1.4$ MeV, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic. The production rate of the $\Xi_b(6227)^0$ state relative to that of the $\Xi_b^-$ baryon in the kinematic region $2<\eta<5$ and $p_{\rm T}<30$ GeV is measured to be $\frac{f_{\Xi_b(6227)^0}}{f_{\Xi_b^-}}{\mathcal{B}}(\Xi_b(6227)^0\to\Xi_b^-\pi^+) = 0.045\pm0.008\pm0.004$, where ${\mathcal{B}}(\Xi_b(6227)^0\to\Xi_b^-\pi^+)$ is the branching fraction of the decay, and $f_{\Xi_b(6227)^0}$ and $f_{\Xi_b^-}$ represent fragmentation fractions. Improved measurements of the mass and natural width of the previously observed $\Xi_b(6227)^-$ state, along with the mass of the $\Xi_b^-$ baryon, are also reported. Both measurements are significantly more precise than, and consistent with, previously reported values.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 15 pages, 5 figures. All figures and tables, along with any supplementary material and additional information, are available at https://cern.ch/lhcbproject/Publications/p/LHCb-PAPER-2020-032.html
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 09:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2023 20:17
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.103.012004
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3114854