Observation of excited Lambda_b0 baryons

The LHCb Collaboration, Matthew Needham, Franz Muheim, Peter Clarke, Yuehong Xie, Stephan Eisenhardt

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Using pp collision data corresponding to 1.0 fb-1 integrated luminosity collected by the LHCb detector, two narrow states are observed in the Lambda_b0pi+pi- spectrum with masses 5911.95 +- 0.12(stat) +- 0.03(syst) +- 0.66(Lambda_b0 mass) MeV/c^2 and 5919.76 +- 0.07(stat) +- 0.02(syst) +- 0.66(Lambda_b0 mass) MeV/c^2. The significances of the observations are 4.9 and 10.1 standard deviations, respectively. These states are interpreted as the orbitally-excited Lambda_b0 baryons, Lambda_b*0(5912) and Lambda_b*0(5920).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172003
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Early online date16 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2012


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