First Observation of the Radiative Decay Λ0b→Λγ

Robert Appleby, Silvia Borghi, Christopher Burr, Stefano De Capua, Deepanwita Dutta, Evelina Gersabeck, Marco Gersabeck, Lucia Grillo, Martha Hilton, George Lafferty, Andrew Mcnab, Christopher Parkes, Gediminas Sarpis, Mark Williams, The LHCb Collaboration

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    The radiative decay Λ0b→Λγ is observed for the first time using a data sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.7  fb−1 collected by the LHCb experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Its branching fraction is measured exploiting the B0→K*0γ decay as a normalization mode and is found to be B(Λ0b→Λγ)=(7.1±1.5±0.6±0.7)×10−6, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and systematic from external inputs, respectively. This is the first observation of a radiative decay of a beauty baryon.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number132002
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Early online date15 Jul 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019


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