Observation of the decay Λ b 0  → ψ(2S)pπ

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

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Abstract

The Cabibbo-suppressed decay $\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)p\pi^-$ is observed for the first time using a data sample collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions corresponding to 1.0, 2.0 and 1.9fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13TeV, respectively. The $\psi(2S)$ mesons are reconstructed in the $\mu^+\mu^-$ final state. The~branching fraction with respect to that of the $\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)pK^-$ decay mode is measured to be $$\frac{\mathcal{B}\left(\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)p\pi^- \right)} {\mathcal{B}\left(\Lambda^0_b\rightarrow\psi(2S)pK^-\right)}=\left(11.4 \pm 1.3 \pm 0.2\right)\!\%\,,$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The $\psi(2S)p$ and $\psi(2S)\pi^-$ mass spectra are investigated and no evidence for exotic resonances is found.
Original languageEnglish
Article number131
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume1808
Early online date21 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Aug 2018

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