Measurement of the mass and lifetime of the Ωb- baryon

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

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A proton-proton collision data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1 collected by LHCb at s=7 and 8 TeV, is used to reconstruct 63±9 Ωb-→Ωc0π-, Ωc0→pK-K-π+ decays. Using the Ξb-→Ξc0π-, Ξc0→pK-K-π+ decay mode for calibration, the lifetime ratio and the absolute lifetime of the Ωb- baryon are measured to be τΩb-/τΞb-=1.11±0.16±0.03, τΩb-=1.78±0.26±0.05±0.06 ps, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic and from the calibration mode (for τΩb- only). A measurement is also made of the mass difference, mΩb - mΞb-, and the corresponding Ωb- mass, which yields mΩb - mΞb-=247.4±3.2±0.5 MeV/c2, mΩb-=6045.1±3.2±0.5±0.6 MeV/c2. These results are consistent with previous measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092007
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES, CNPq, FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MinES and FANO (Russia); MinECo (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We acknowledge the computing resources that are provided by CERN, IN2P3 (France), KIT and DESY (Germany), INFN (Italy), SURF (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom), RRCKI and Yandex LLC (Russia), CSCS (Switzerland), IFIN-HH (Romania), CBPF (Brazil), PL-GRID (Poland) and OSC (USA). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open source software packages on which we depend. Individual groups or members have received support from the AvH Foundation (Germany); EPLANET, Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union); Conseil General de Haute-Savoie, Labex ENIGMASS and OCEVU, Region Auvergne (France); RFBR and Yandex LLC (Russia); GVA, XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); the Herchel Smith Fund, The Royal Society, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom).

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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