Observation of the Λb0→Λc+K+Kπ decay

LHCb Collaboration

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The Λb0→Λc+K+Kπ decay is observed for the first time using a data sample of proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of s=7 and 8TeV collected by the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3fb−1. The ratio of branching fractions between the Λb0→Λc+K+Kπ and the Λb0→Λc+Ds decays is measured to be [Formula presented] where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the knowledge of the Ds→K+Kπ branching fraction. No structure on the invariant mass distribution of the Λc+K+ system is found, consistent with no open-charm pentaquark signature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number136172
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Apr 10 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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