Correlated leading baryon-antibaryon production in e+e- --> ccbar --> Lambda_c+ antiLambda_c- X

The BaBar Collaboration, Philip Clark

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Abstract

We present a study of 649 \pm 35 e+e- --> ccbar events produced at sqrt{s}~10.6 GeV containing both a Lambda_c baryon and a Lambda_c antibaryon. The number observed is roughly four times that expected if the leading charmed hadron types are uncorrelated, confirming an observation by the CLEO Collaboration. We find a 2-jet topology in these events but very few additional baryons, demonstrating that the primary c and cbar are predominantly contained in a correlated baryon-antibaryon system. In addition to the charmed baryons we observe on average 2.6 \pm 0.2 charged intermediate mesons, predominantly pions, carrying 65% of the remaining energy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2010

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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