Measurement of the Λb0, Ξb-, and Ωb- Baryon masses

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, A. Adametz, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenR. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, C. Baesso, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, Th Bauer, A. Bay, J. Beddow, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, C. Blanks, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, A. Bobrov, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, H. Carranza-Mejia, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba, G. Casse, M. Cattaneo

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Bottom baryons decaying to a J/ψ meson and a hyperon are reconstructed using 1.0 fb -1 of data collected in 2011 with the LHCb detector. Significant Λb0→J/ψΛ, Ξb-→J/ψΞ - and Ωb-→J/ψΩ - signals are observed and the corresponding masses are measured to be M(Λb0)=5619.53±0.13(stat.) ±0.45(syst.) MeV/c2, M(Ξb-)=5795.8±0.9(stat.)±0.4(syst.) MeV/c2, M(Ωb-)=6046.0±2.2(stat.)±0.5(syst.) MeV/c2, while the differences with respect to the Λb0 mass are M(Ξb-)-M(Λb0)= 176.2±0.9(stat.)±0.1(syst.) MeV/c2, M(Ωb-)-M(Λb0)= 426.4±2.2(stat.)±0.4(syst.) MeV/c2. These are the most precise mass measurements of the Λb0, Ξb- and Ωb- baryons to date. Averaging the above Λb0 mass measurement with that published by LHCb using 35 pb -1 of data collected in 2010 yields M(Λb0)=5619. 44±0.13(stat.)±0.38(syst.) MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number182001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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