Model-Independent Study of Structure in <i>B</i><SUP>+</SUP> → <i>D</i><SUP>+</SUP><i>D</i><SUP>-</SUP><i>K</i><SUP>+</SUP> Decays

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Ackernley, T, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Afsharnia, H, Aidala, CA, Aiola, S, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S
et al (show 918 more authors) (2020) Model-Independent Study of Structure in <i>B</i><SUP>+</SUP> → <i>D</i><SUP>+</SUP><i>D</i><SUP>-</SUP><i>K</i><SUP>+</SUP> Decays. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 125 (24). 242001-.

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The only anticipated resonant contributions to B^{+}→D^{+}D^{-}K^{+} decays are charmonium states in the D^{+}D^{-} channel. A model-independent analysis, using LHCb proton-proton collision data taken at center-of-mass energies of sqrt[s]=7, 8, and 13 TeV, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 9  fb^{-1}, is carried out to test this hypothesis. The description of the data assuming that resonances only manifest in decays to the D^{+}D^{-} pair is shown to be incomplete. This constitutes evidence for a new contribution to the decay, potentially one or more new charm-strange resonances in the D^{-}K^{+} channel with masses around 2.9  GeV/c^{2}.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: LHCb Collaboration
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 09:14
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2023 06:58
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.242001
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