TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for excited $B_{c}^{+}$ states

AU - Clarke, Peter

AU - Cowan, Greig

AU - Eisenhardt, Stephan

AU - Gambetta, Silvia

AU - Muheim, Franz

AU - Needham, Matthew

AU - Playfer, Stephen

AU - Collaboration, LHCb

AU - Pappagallo, Marco

PY - 2018/1/29

Y1 - 2018/1/29

N2 - A search is performed in the invariant mass spectrum of the $B_c^{+}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ system for the excited $B_c^{+}$ states $B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+$ and $B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+$ using a data sample of $pp$ collisions collected by the LHCb experiment at the centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 8 \,{\mathrm{TeV}}$, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $2 \,{\mathrm{fb^{-1}}}$. No evidence is seen for either state. Upper limits on the ratios of the production cross-sections of the $B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+$ and $B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+$ states times the branching fractions of ${B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+} \to {B_c^{+}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}}$ and ${B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+} \to {B_c^{*+}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}}$ over the production cross-section of the $B_c^{+}$ state are given as a function of their masses. They are found to be between 0.02 and 0.14 at $95\%$ confidence level for $B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+$ and $B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+$ in the mass ranges $[6830, 6890] \,{\mathrm{MeV}}/c^{2}$ and $[6795,6890] \,{\mathrm{MeV}}/c^{2}$, respectively.

AB - A search is performed in the invariant mass spectrum of the $B_c^{+}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ system for the excited $B_c^{+}$ states $B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+$ and $B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+$ using a data sample of $pp$ collisions collected by the LHCb experiment at the centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 8 \,{\mathrm{TeV}}$, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $2 \,{\mathrm{fb^{-1}}}$. No evidence is seen for either state. Upper limits on the ratios of the production cross-sections of the $B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+$ and $B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+$ states times the branching fractions of ${B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+} \to {B_c^{+}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}}$ and ${B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+} \to {B_c^{*+}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}}$ over the production cross-section of the $B_c^{+}$ state are given as a function of their masses. They are found to be between 0.02 and 0.14 at $95\%$ confidence level for $B_c(2^{1}S_{0})^+$ and $B_c(2^{3}S_{1})^+$ in the mass ranges $[6830, 6890] \,{\mathrm{MeV}}/c^{2}$ and $[6795,6890] \,{\mathrm{MeV}}/c^{2}$, respectively.

U2 - 10.1007/JHEP01(2018)138

DO - 10.1007/JHEP01(2018)138

M3 - Article

SN - 1029-8479

VL - 1801

SP - 138

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

M1 - Aaij:2017lpg

ER -