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Evidence for Exotic Hadron Contributions to Λb0 →j /ψpπ- Decays

  • Author(s): Aaij, R
  • Abellán Beteta, C
  • Adeva, B
  • Adinolfi, M
  • Ajaltouni, Z
  • Akar, S
  • Albrecht, J
  • Alessio, F
  • Alexander, M
  • Ali, S
  • Alkhazov, G
  • Alvarez Cartelle, P
  • Alves, AA
  • Amato, S
  • Amerio, S
  • Amhis, Y
  • An, L
  • Anderlini, L
  • Andreassi, G
  • Andreotti, M
  • Andrews, JE
  • Appleby, RB
  • Aquines Gutierrez, O
  • Archilli, F
  • D'Argent, P
  • Arnau Romeu, J
  • Artamonov, A
  • Artuso, M
  • Aslanides, E
  • Auriemma, G
  • Baalouch, M
  • Bachmann, S
  • Back, JJ
  • Badalov, A
  • Baesso, C
  • Baldini, W
  • Barlow, RJ
  • Barschel, C
  • Barsuk, S
  • Barter, W
  • Batozskaya, V
  • Battista, V
  • Bay, A
  • Beaucourt, L
  • Beddow, J
  • Bedeschi, F
  • Bediaga, I
  • Bel, LJ
  • Bellee, V
  • Belloli, N
  • Belous, K
  • Belyaev, I
  • Ben-Haim, E
  • Bencivenni, G
  • Benson, S
  • Benton, J
  • Berezhnoy, A
  • Bernet, R
  • Bertolin, A
  • Bettler, MO
  • Van Beuzekom, M
  • Bifani, S
  • Billoir, P
  • Bird, T
  • Birnkraut, A
  • Bitadze, A
  • Bizzeti, A
  • Blake, T
  • Blanc, F
  • Blouw, J
  • Blusk, S
  • Bocci, V
  • Boettcher, T
  • Bondar, A
  • Bondar, N
  • Bonivento, W
  • Borghi, S
  • Borisyak, M
  • Borsato, M
  • Bossu, F
  • Boubdir, M
  • Bowcock, TJV
  • Bowen, E
  • Bozzi, C
  • Braun, S
  • Britsch, M
  • Britton, T
  • Brodzicka, J
  • Buchanan, E
  • Burr, C
  • Bursche, A
  • Buytaert, J
  • Cadeddu, S
  • Calabrese, R
  • et al.

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http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.082003
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Abstract

© 2016 CERN. A full amplitude analysis of Λb0→J/ψpπ- decays is performed with a data sample acquired with the LHCb detector from 7 and 8 TeV pp collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1. A significantly better description of the data is achieved when, in addition to the previously observed nucleon excitations N→pπ-, either the Pc(4380)+ and Pc(4450)+→J/ψp states, previously observed in Λb0→J/ψpK- decays, or the Zc(4200)-→J/ψπ- state, previously reported in B0→J/ψK+π- decays, or all three, are included in the amplitude models. The data support a model containing all three exotic states, with a significance of more than three standard deviations. Within uncertainties, the data are consistent with the Pc(4380)+ and Pc(4450)+ production rates expected from their previous observation taking account of Cabibbo suppression.

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