First Observation of the Doubly Charmed Baryon Decay $\Xi_{cc}^{++}\rightarrow \Xi_{c}^{+}\pi^{+}$

Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer, LHCb Collaboration, Marco Pappagallo

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

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