Search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+cc

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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    A search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+ccΞcc+ is performed through its decay to the Λ+cK−π+Λc+K−π+ final state, using proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV. The data correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 9 fb−1. No significant signal is observed in the mass range from 3.4 to 3.8 GeV/c2. Upper limits are set at 95% credibility level on the ratio of the Ξ+ccΞcc+ production cross-section times the branching fraction to that of Λ+cΛc+ and Ξ++ccΞcc++ baryons. The limits are determined as functions of the Ξ+ccΞcc+ mass for different lifetime hypotheses, in the rapidity range from 2.0 to 4.5 and the transverse momentum range from 4 to 15 GeV/c.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalScience China. Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
    Early online date19 Nov 2019
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


    • charmed baryons
    • limits on production of particles
    • charmed quarks
    • experimental tests


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