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Observation of the baryonic decay B ¯ 0 → Λc+ p ¯ K-K+ observation of the baryonic decay ... J.P. Lees et al.

  • Author(s): Lees, JP;
  • Poireau, V;
  • Tisserand, V;
  • Grauges, E;
  • Palano, A;
  • Eigen, G;
  • Stugu, B;
  • Brown, DN;
  • Kerth, LT;
  • Kolomensky, YG;
  • Lee, MJ;
  • Lynch, G;
  • Koch, H;
  • Schroeder, T;
  • Hearty, C;
  • Mattison, TS;
  • McKenna, JA;
  • So, RY;
  • Khan, A;
  • Blinov, VE;
  • Buzykaev, AR;
  • Druzhinin, VP;
  • Golubev, VB;
  • Kravchenko, EA;
  • Onuchin, AP;
  • Serednyakov, SI;
  • Skovpen, YI;
  • Solodov, EP;
  • Todyshev, KY;
  • Lankford, AJ;
  • Mandelkern, M;
  • Dey, B;
  • Gary, JW;
  • Long, O;
  • Campagnari, C;
  • Franco Sevilla, M;
  • Hong, TM;
  • Kovalskyi, D;
  • Richman, JD;
  • West, CA;
  • Eisner, AM;
  • Lockman, WS;
  • Panduro Vazquez, W;
  • Schumm, BA;
  • Seiden, A;
  • Chao, DS;
  • Cheng, CH;
  • Echenard, B;
  • Flood, KT;
  • Hitlin, DG;
  • Miyashita, TS;
  • Ongmongkolkul, P;
  • Porter, FC;
  • Andreassen, R;
  • Huard, Z;
  • Meadows, BT;
  • Pushpawela, BG;
  • Sokoloff, MD;
  • Sun, L;
  • Bloom, PC;
  • Ford, WT;
  • Gaz, A;
  • Smith, JG;
  • Wagner, SR;
  • Ayad, R;
  • Toki, WH;
  • Spaan, B;
  • Bernard, D;
  • Verderi, M;
  • Playfer, S;
  • Bettoni, D;
  • Bozzi, C;
  • Calabrese, R;
  • Cibinetto, G;
  • Fioravanti, E;
  • Garzia, I;
  • Luppi, E;
  • Piemontese, L;
  • Santoro, V;
  • Calcaterra, A;
  • De Sangro, R;
  • Finocchiaro, G;
  • Martellotti, S;
  • Patteri, P;
  • Peruzzi, IM;
  • Piccolo, M;
  • Rama, M;
  • Zallo, A;
  • Contri, R;
  • Lo Vetere, M;
  • Monge, MR;
  • Passaggio, S;
  • Patrignani, C;
  • Robutti, E;
  • Bhuyan, B;
  • Prasad, V;
  • Adametz, A;
  • Uwer, U;
  • Lacker, HM;
  • Dauncey, PD
  • et al.
Abstract

We report the observation of the baryonic decay B¯0→Λc+p¯K-K+ using a data sample of 471×106 BB¯ pairs produced in e+e- annihilations at s=10.58GeV. This data sample was recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at SLAC. We find B(B¯0→Λc+p¯K-K+)=(2.5±0.4(stat)±0.2(syst)±0.6B(Λc+))×10-5, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the uncertainty of the Λc+→pK-π+ branching fraction, respectively. The result has a significance corresponding to 5.0 standard deviations, including all uncertainties. For the resonant decay B¯0→Λc+p¯φ, we determine the upper limit B(B¯0→Λc+p¯φ)<1.2×10-5 at 90% confidence level.

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