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Measurement of the spin of the Ξ(1530) resonance

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Bona, M
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prudent, X
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Tico, JG
  • Grauges, E
  • Lopez, L
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Sun, L
  • Abrams, GS
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Button-Shafer, J
  • Cahn, RN
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kadyk, JA
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • Lynch, G
  • Osipenkov, IL
  • Ronan, MT
  • Tackmann, K
  • Tanabe, T
  • Wenzel, WA
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Soni, N
  • Watson, AT
  • Koch, H
  • Schroeder, T
  • Walker, D
  • Asgeirsson, DJ
  • Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T
  • Fulsom, BG
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Barrett, M
  • Khan, A
  • Saleem, M
  • Teodorescu, L
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Buzykaev, AR
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Bondioli, M
  • Curry, S
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Lund, P
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Martin, EC
  • Stoker, DP
  • Abachi, S
  • Buchanan, C
  • Gary, JW
  • Liu, F
  • Long, O
  • Shen, BC
  • Vitug, GM
  • Yasin, Z
  • Zhang, L
  • Paar, HP
  • Rahatlou, S
  • Sharma, V
  • Campagnari, C
  • Hong, TM
  • Kovalskyi, D
  • Mazur, MA
  • Richman, JD
  • Beck, TW
  • Eisner, AM
  • Flacco, CJ
  • Heusch, CA
  • Kroseberg, J
  • Lockman, WS
  • Schalk, T
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Wilson, MG
  • Winstrom, LO
  • Chen, E
  • Cheng, CH
  • Doll, DA
  • Echenard, B
  • Fang, F
  • et al.
Abstract

The properties of the Ξ(1530) resonance are investigated in the Λc+→Ξ-π+K+ decay process. The data sample was collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider operating at center-of-mass energies 10.58 and 10.54 GeV. The corresponding integrated luminosity is approximately 230fb-1. The spin of the Ξ(1530) is established to be 3/2. The existence of an S-wave amplitude in the Ξ-π+ system is inferred, and its interference with the Ξ(1530)0 amplitude provides the first clear demonstration of the Breit-Wigner phase motion expected for the Ξ(1530). The P1(cos θΞ-) Legendre polynomial moment indicates the presence of a significant S-wave amplitude for Ξ-π+ mass values above 1.6GeV/c2, and a dip in the mass distribution at approximately 1.7GeV/c2 is interpreted as due to the coherent addition of a Ξ(1690)0 contribution to this amplitude. This would imply JP=1/2- for the Ξ(1690). Attempts at fitting the Ξ(1530)0 line shape yield unsatisfactory results, and this failure is attributed to interference effects associated with the amplitudes describing the K+π+ and/or Ξ-K+ systems. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

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