Evidence for a new structure in the $J/ψp$ and $J/ψ\bar{p}$ systems in $B_s^0 \to J/ψp \bar{p}$ decays



collaboration, LHCb, Aaij, R, Abdelmotteleb, ASW, Beteta, C Abellán, Ackernley, T, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Afsharnia, H, Aidala, CA, Aiola, S
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Abstract

An amplitude analysis of flavour-untagged $B_s^0 \to J/\psi p \bar{p}$ decays is performed using a sample of $797\pm31$ decays reconstructed with the LHCb detector. The data, collected in proton-proton collisions between 2011 and 2018, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9 $\text{fb}^{-1}$. Evidence for a new structure in the $J/\psi p$ and $J/\psi \bar{p}$ systems with a mass of $4337 \ ^{+7}_{-4} \ ^{+2}_{-2}~\text{MeV}$ and a width of $29 \ ^{+26}_{-12} \ ^{+14}_{-14}~\text{MeV}$ is found, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic, with a significance in the range of 3.1 to 3.7 $\sigma$, depending on the assigned $J^P$ hypothesis.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 08:43
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 08:43
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3134950