Study of the lineshape of the χc1 (3872) state

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A study of the lineshape of the χc1(3872) state is made using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1 collected in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the LHCb detector. Candidate χc1(3872) and ψ(2S) mesons from b-hadron decays are selected in the J/ψπ+π- decay mode. Describing the lineshape with a Breit-Wigner function, the mass splitting between the χc1(3872) and ψ(2S) states, Δm, and the width of the χc1(3872) state, ΓBW, are determined to be Δm=185.598±0.067±0.068 MeV,ΓBW=1.39±0.24±0.10 MeV, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. Using a Flatté-inspired model, the mode and full width at half maximum of the lineshape are determined to be mode=3871.69-0.04-0.13+0.00+0.05 MeV,FWHM=0.22-0.06-0.13+0.07+0.11 MeV. An investigation of the analytic structure of the Flatté amplitude reveals a pole structure, which is compatible with a quasibound D0D¯∗0 state but a quasivirtual state is still allowed at the level of 2 standard deviations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092005
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank C. Hanhart and A. Pilloni for useful discussions on the Flatté model and the analytic structure of the amplitude. We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES, CNPq, FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); MOST and NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); NWO (Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MinES and FASO (Russia); MinECo (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We acknowledge the computing resources that are provided by CERN, IN2P3 (France), KIT and DESY (Germany), INFN (Italy), SURF (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom), RRCKI and Yandex LLC (Russia), CSCS (Switzerland), IFIN-HH (Romania), CBPF (Brazil), PL-GRID (Poland) and OSC (USA). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open-source software packages on which we depend. Individual groups or members have received support from AvH Foundation (Germany), EPLANET, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union), ANR, Labex P2IO and OCEVU, and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France), RFBR, RSF and Yandex LLC (Russia), GVA, XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain), Herchel Smith Fund, the Royal Society, the English-Speaking Union and the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom).

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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