First Observation of the Doubly Charmed Baryon Decay Ξcc + + → Ξc+ π+

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  • LHCb Collaboration

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  • Institution Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • BRISTOL UNIVERSITY
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • LPC
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Laboratori Nazionali dell'Infn di Frascati
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Imperial College London
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • INFN Padova
  • IN2P3
  • Tsinghua University
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • Department of Biology and Evolution; University of Ferrara; Ferrara; Italy
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 USA
  • University of Manchester
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • CNRS/IN2P3
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • Universität Zürich
  • INFN Sezione di Cagliari
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Abstract

The doubly charmed baryon decay Ξcc++→Ξc+π+ is observed for the first time, with a statistical significance of 5.9σ, confirming a recent observation of the baryon in the Λc+K-π+π+ final state. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.7 fb-1, collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The Ξcc++ mass is measured to be 3620.6±1.5(stat)±0.4(syst)±0.3(Ξc+) MeV/c2 and is consistent with the previous result. The ratio of branching fractions between the decay modes is measured to be [B(Ξcc++→Ξc+π+)×B(Ξc+→pK-π+)]/[B(Ξcc++→Λc+K-π+π+)×B(Λc+→pK-π+)]=0.035±0.009(stat)±0.003(syst).

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Original languageEnglish
Article number162002
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume121
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2018

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