An angular analysis of B0 → J/ψK+π− decays is performed, using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1 collected with the LHCb detector. The m(K+π−) spectrum is divided into fine bins. In each m(K+π−) bin, the hypothesis that the three-dimensional angular distribution can be described by structures induced only by K∗ resonances is examined, making minimal assumptions about the K+π− system. The data reject the K∗-only hypothesis with a large significance, implying the observation of exotic contributions in a model-independent fashion. Inspection of the m(J/ψπ−) versus m(K+π−) plane suggests structures near m(J/ψπ−) = 4200 MeV and 4600 MeV.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 17 2019|
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