Search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+cc in the Ξ+c π−π+ final state

LHCb collaboration, R.H. O'Neil

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A search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+cc is performed in the Ξ+c π−π+
invariant-mass spectrum, where the Ξ+c baryon is reconstructed in the pK−π+ final state. The study uses proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb−1. No significant signal is observed in the invariant-mass range of 3.4–3.8 GeV/c2. Upper limits are set on the ratio of branching fractions multiplied by the production cross-section with respect to the Ξ++cc → (Ξ+c → pK−π+)π+ decay for different Ξ+cc mass and lifetime hy-
potheses in the rapidity range from 2.0 to 4.5 and the transverse momentum range from 2.5 to 25 GeV/c. The results from this search are combined with a previously published search for the Ξ+cc → Λ+c K−π+ decay mode, yielding a maximum local significance of 4.0 standard deviations around the mass of 3620 MeV/c2, including systematic uncertainties. Taking into account the look elsewhere effect in the 3.5–3.7 GeV/c2 mass window, the combined global significance is 2.9 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Charm physics
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Branching fraction
  • QCD
  • Flavor physics


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