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Isospin amplitudes in Λb0J/ψΛ(Σ0) and Ξb0J/ψiΞ0(Λ) decays

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Original languageEnglish
Article number111802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Early online date17 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2020


Ratios of isospin amplitudes in hadron decays are a useful probe of the interplay between weak and strong interactions, and allow searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We present the first results on isospin amplitudes in $b$-baryon decays, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 8.5 fb$^{-1}$, collected with the LHCb detector in $pp$ collisions at center of mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV. The isospin amplitude ratio $|A_1(\Lambda_b^0\to J/\psi \Sigma^0)/A_0(\Lambda_b^0\to J/\psi\Lambda)|$, where the subscript on $A$ indicates the final-state isospin, is measured to be less than 1/21.8 at 95\% confidence level. The Cabibbo suppressed $\Xi_b^0\to J/\psi\Lambda$ decay is observed for the first time, allowing for the measurement $|A_0(\Xi_b^0\to J/\psi\Lambda)/A_{1/2}(\Xi_b^0\to J/\psi\Xi^0)| =0.37 \pm 0.06\pm 0.02$, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

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