Measurement of the Λ hyperon lifetime

Acharya, S, Adamová, D, Adler, A, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z, Ahmad, S, Ahn, SU, Ahuja, I
et al (show 1029 more authors) (2023) Measurement of the Λ hyperon lifetime. Physical Review D, 108 (3). 032009-.

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A new, more precise measurement of the Λ hyperon lifetime is performed using a large data sample of Pb-Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV with ALICE. The Λ and Λ¯ hyperons are reconstructed at midrapidity using their two-body weak decay channel Λ→p+π- and Λ¯→p¯+π+. The measured value of the Λ lifetime is τΛ=[261.07±0.37(stat.)±0.72(syst.)] ps. The relative difference between the lifetime of Λ and Λ¯, which represents an important test of CPT invariance in the strangeness sector, is also measured. The obtained value (τΛ-τΛ¯)/τΛ=0.0013±0.0028(stat.)±0.0021(syst.) is consistent with zero within the uncertainties. Both measurements of the Λ hyperon lifetime and of the relative difference between τΛ and τΛ¯ are in agreement with the corresponding world averages of the Particle Data Group and about a factor of three more precise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics, 5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 51 Physical Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 15:12
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 18:56
DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.108.032009
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