Precision measurement of the mass and lifetime of the Ξ<sup>0</sup><inf>b</inf> Baryon

R. Aaij, R. Aaijsp, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, 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, J. AndersonR. Andreassen, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, V. Balagura, 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, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, 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, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese

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Abstract

Using a proton-proton collision data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb -1 collected by LHCb at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, about 3800 Ξ0 b Ξ + cπ -, Ξ c+ pK -π + signal decays are reconstructed. From this sample, the first measurement of the Ξ 0 b baryon lifetime is made, relative to that of the Λ 0 b baryon. The mass differences M(Ξ 0 b) - M(Λ 0 b) and M(Ξ c+) - M(Λ c+) are also measured with precision more than 4 times better than the current world averages. The resulting values are (Equation presented) where the first factor is the ratio of fragmentation fractions, b Ξ 0 b relative to b Λ 0 b. Relative production rates as functions of transverse momentum and pseudorapidity are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume113
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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© 2014 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration.

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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