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Measurements of B(B̄0→Λc+p̄) and B(B- →Λc+p̄π-) and studies of Λc+π- resonances

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Bona, M
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prencipe, E
  • Prudent, X
  • Tisserand, V
  • Garra Tico, J
  • Grauges, E
  • Lopez, L
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Sun, L
  • Abrams, GS
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Cahn, RN
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • Lynch, G
  • Osipenkov, IL
  • Ronan, MT
  • Tackmann, K
  • Tanabe, T
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wang, L
  • Wilson, MG
  • Winstrom, LO
  • Cheng, CH
  • Doll, DA
  • Echenard, B
  • Fang, F
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Narsky, I
  • Piatenko, T
  • et al.
Abstract

We present an investigation of the decays B̄0→Λc+p̄ and B-→Λc+p̄π- based on 383×106 Υ(4S) →BB̄ decays recorded with the BABAR detector. We measure the branching fractions of these decays; their ratio is B(B-→Λc+p̄π-)/ B(B̄0→Λc+p̄)=15.4±1.8±0.3. The B-→Λc+p̄π- process exhibits an enhancement at the Λc+p̄ threshold and is a laboratory for searches for excited charm baryon states. We observe the resonant decays B-→Σc(2455)0p̄ and B-→Σc(2800)0p̄ but see no evidence for B-→Σc(2520) 0p̄. This is the first observation of the decay B-→Σc(2800) 0p̄; however, the mass of the observed excited Σc0 state is (2846±8±10)MeV/c2, which is somewhat inconsistent with previous measurements. Finally, we examine the angular distribution of the B-→Σc(2455)0p̄ decays and measure the spin of the Σc(2455)0 baryon to be 1/2, as predicted by the quark model. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

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