Observation of excited $Ω_c^0$ baryons in $Ω_b^- \to Ξ_c^+ K^-π^-$ decays



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

The first observation of the $\Omega_b^-\to\Xi_c^+ K^- \pi^-$ decay is reported using proton-proton collision data at centre-of-mass energies of $7$, $8$ and $13\,\mathrm{TeV}$ collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $9\,\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$. Four excited $\Omega_c^0$ baryons are observed in the $\Xi_c^+ K^-$ mass projection of the $\Omega_b^-\to\Xi_c^+ K^- \pi^-$ decays with significance exceeding five standard deviations. Their relative production rates, masses and natural widths are measured, and a test of spin hypotheses is performed. Moreover, the branching ratio of $\Omega_b^-\to\Xi_c^+ K^- \pi^-$ is measured relative to the $\Omega_b^-\to \Omega_c^0 \pi^-$ decay mode and a precise measurement of the $\Omega_b^-$ mass of $6044.3 \pm 1.2 \pm 1.1^{\,+0.19}_{\,-0.22}\,\mathrm{MeV}$ is obtained.

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: 02 Sep 2021 09:24
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 09:24
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3134953