First evidence of a structure in the J/ψΛ invariant mass distribution is obtained from an amplitude analysis of Ξb-→J/ψΛK- decays. The observed structure is consistent with being due to a charmonium pentaquark with strangeness with a significance of 3.1σ including systematic uncertainties and look-elsewhere effect. Its mass and width are determined to be 4458.8±2.9-1.1+4.7MeV and 17.3±6.5-5.7+8.0MeV, respectively, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical and systematic. The structure is also consistent with being due to two resonances. In addition, the narrow excited Ξ- states, Ξ1690- and Ξ1820-, are seen for the first time in a Ξb- decay, and their masses and widths are measured with improved precision. The analysis is performed using pp collision data corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 9 fb-1, collected with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV.

Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Ackernley, T., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Afsharnia, H., et al. (2021). Evidence of a J/ψΛ structure and observation of excited Ξ- states in the Ξb-→J/ψΛK- decay. SCIENCE BULLETIN, 66(13), 1278-1287 [10.1016/j.scib.2021.02.030].

Evidence of a J/ψΛ structure and observation of excited Ξ- states in the Ξb-→J/ψΛK- decay

Borsato M.;Calvi M.
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Capelli S.
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Carniti P.
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Fazzini D.
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Garcia Pardinas J.
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Gotti C.
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Martinazzoli L.
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Martinelli M.
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Matteuzzi C.
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Meloni S.
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Petruzzo M.;Shields E. B.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2021

Abstract

First evidence of a structure in the J/ψΛ invariant mass distribution is obtained from an amplitude analysis of Ξb-→J/ψΛK- decays. The observed structure is consistent with being due to a charmonium pentaquark with strangeness with a significance of 3.1σ including systematic uncertainties and look-elsewhere effect. Its mass and width are determined to be 4458.8±2.9-1.1+4.7MeV and 17.3±6.5-5.7+8.0MeV, respectively, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical and systematic. The structure is also consistent with being due to two resonances. In addition, the narrow excited Ξ- states, Ξ1690- and Ξ1820-, are seen for the first time in a Ξb- decay, and their masses and widths are measured with improved precision. The analysis is performed using pp collision data corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 9 fb-1, collected with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV.
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Exotics; Particle and resonance production; Pentaquark; QCD; Quarkonium; Spectroscopy;
English
2021
66
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1278
1287
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Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Ackernley, T., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Afsharnia, H., et al. (2021). Evidence of a J/ψΛ structure and observation of excited Ξ- states in the Ξb-→J/ψΛK- decay. SCIENCE BULLETIN, 66(13), 1278-1287 [10.1016/j.scib.2021.02.030].
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