Observation of the decay $Λ_b^0\rightarrowχ_{c1}pπ^-$



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 Cabibbo-suppressed decay $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c1}p\pi^-$ is observed for the first time using data from proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 6fb$^{-1}$, collected with the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 13TeV. Evidence for the $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c2}p\pi^-$ decay is also found. Using the $\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c1}pK^-$ decay as normalisation channel, the ratios of branching fractions are measured to be $$\begin{array}{rcl} \frac{ \mathcal{B} (\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c1}p\pi^-)}{\mathcal{B} (\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c1}pK^-)} & = & (6.59 \pm 1.01 \pm 0.22 ) \times 10^{-2} \,, \frac{\mathcal{B} (\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c2}p\pi^-)}{\mathcal{B} (\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c1}p\pi^-)} & = & 0.95 \pm 0.30 \pm 0.04 \pm 0.04 \,, \frac{\mathcal{B} (\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c2}pK^-)}{\mathcal{B} (\Lambda_b^0\rightarrow\chi_{c1}pK^-)} & = & 1.06 \pm 0.05 \pm 0.04 \pm 0.04 \,,\end{array}$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic and the third is due to the uncertainties in the branching fractions of $\chi_{c1,2}\rightarrow J/\psi\gamma$ decays.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 19 pages, 3 figures, All figures and tables, along with any supplementary material and additional information, are available at https://cern.ch/lhcbproject/Publications/p/LHCb-PAPER-2021-003.html (LHCb public pages)". arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1806.08084
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 09:23
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 09:23
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2021)095
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3134954