Search for the doubly charmed baryon Xi(+)(cc) in the Xi(+)(c)pi(-)pi(+) final state



Aaij, R, Abdelmotteleb, ASW, Beteta, C Abellan, Ackernley, T, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Afsharnia, H, Agapopoulou, C, Aidala, CA, Aiola, S
et al (show 995 more authors) (2021) Search for the doubly charmed baryon Xi(+)(cc) in the Xi(+)(c)pi(-)pi(+) final state. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 12 (12). 107-.

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Abstract

A search for the doubly charmed baryon $\it{\Xi}_{cc}^{+}$ is performed in the $\it{\Xi}_{c}^{+} \pi^{-} \pi^{+}$ invariant-mass spectrum, where the $\it{\Xi}_{c}^{+}$ baryon is reconstructed in the $p K^{-} \pi^{+}$ final state. The study uses proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 13$\mathrm{\,Te\kern -0.1em V}$, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 5.4$\,\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$. No significant signal is observed in the invariant-mass range of 3.4$-$3.8$\mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V}/c^2$. Upper limits are set on the ratio of branching fractions multiplied by the production cross-section with respect to the $\it{\Xi}_{cc}^{++} \rightarrow (\it{\Xi}_{c}^{+} \rightarrow p K^{-} \pi^{+}) \pi^{+}$ decay for different $\it{\Xi}_{cc}^{+}$ mass and lifetime hypotheses in the rapidity range from 2.0 to 4.5 and the transverse momentum range from 2.5 to 25$\mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V}/c$. The results from this search are combined with a previously published search for the $\it{\Xi}_{cc}^{+} \rightarrow \it{\Lambda}_{c}^{+} K^{-} \pi^{+}$ decay mode, yielding a maximum local significance of 4.0 standard deviations around the mass of 3620$\mathrm{\,Me\kern -0.1em V}/c^2$, including systematic uncertainties. Taking into account the look-elsewhere effect in the 3.5$-$3.7$\mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V}/c^2$ mass window, the combined global significance is 2.9 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Charm physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Branching fraction, QCD, Flavor physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 09:18
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:16
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2021)107
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3146838