Observation of a narrow pentaquark state, Pc (4312)+, and of the two-peak structure of the Pc (4450)+

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  • LHCb Collaboration

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External organisations

  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • Universität Zürich
  • 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)
  • IN2P3
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Department de Chimie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ahmad@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 USA
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • CNRS/IN2P3
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • INFN Sezione di Cagliari
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
  • Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
  • Institute of Physics

Abstract

A narrow pentaquark state, Pc(4312)+, decaying to J/ψp, is discovered with a statistical significance of 7.3σ in a data sample of Λb0→J/ψpK- decays, which is an order of magnitude larger than that previously analyzed by the LHCb Collaboration. The Pc(4450)+ pentaquark structure formerly reported by LHCb is confirmed and observed to consist of two narrow overlapping peaks, Pc(4440)+ and Pc(4457)+, where the statistical significance of this two-peak interpretation is 5.4σ. The proximity of the Σc+0 and Σc+∗0 thresholds to the observed narrow peaks suggests that they play an important role in the dynamics of these states.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number222001
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume122
Issue number22
Early online date5 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2019

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