Search for excited Bc + states

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, A. Alfonso Albero, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An*, L. Anderlini, G. Andreassi, M. AndreottiJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, F. Archilli, P. d’Argent, J. Arnau Romeu, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, M. Atzeni, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, I. Babuschkin, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, S. Baker, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, S. Bifani, R. Calladine, G. Chatzikonstantinidis, N. Farley, P. Ilten, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, A. Sergi, N. K. Watson, T. Williams, K. A. Zarebski, LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

A search is performed in the invariant mass spectrum of the Bc +π+π system for the excited Bc + states Bc(21S0)+ and Bc(23S1)+ using a data sample of pp collisions collected by the LHCb experiment at the centre-of-mass energy of s=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2 fb−1. No evidence is seen for either state. Upper limits on the ratios of the production cross-sections of the Bc(21S0)+ and Bc(23S1)+ states times the branching fractions of Bc(21S0)+ → Bc +π+π and Bc(23S1)+ → Bc * +π+π over the production cross-section of the Bc + state are given as a function of their masses. They are found to be between 0.02 and 0.14 at 95% confidence level for Bc(21S0)+ and Bc(23S1)+ in the mass ranges [6830, 6890] MeV/c2 and [6795, 6890] MeV/c2, respectively.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number138
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • B physics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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