Precise measurements of the properties of the B1(5721)0,+ and B*2(5747)0,+ states and observation of B+,0π−,+ mass structures

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. AndersonR. Andreassen, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, S. Bifani, N. Farley, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, C. J. Parkinson, L. Pescatore, D. Popov, N. K. Watson

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Abstract

Invariant mass distributions of B+π and B0π+ combinations are investigated in order to study excited B mesons. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to 3.0 fb−1 of pp collision data, recorded by the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. Precise measurements of the masses and widths of the B1(5721)0,+ and B2(5747)0,+ states are reported. Clear enhancements, particularly prominent at high pion transverse momentum, are seen over background in the mass range 5850-6000 MeV in both B+π and B0π+ combinations. The structures are consistent with the presence of four excited B mesons, labelled BJ (5840)0,+ and BJ (5960)0,+, whose masses and widths are obtained under different hypotheses for their quantum numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number24
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2015
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • B physics
  • Flavor physics
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • QCD
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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