The Cabibbo-suppressed decay Λ0b → ψ(2S)pπ− is observed for the first time using a data sample collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions corresponding to 1.0, 2.0 and 1.9 fb−1 of integrated luminosity at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV, respectively. The ψ(2S) mesons are reconstructed in the µ+µ− final state. The branching fraction with respect to that of the Λ0b → ψ(2S)pK− decay mode is measured to be B B( ( ΛΛ0b0b→→ψψ(2S)pK(2S)pπ−− ) ) = (11.4 ± 1.3 ± 0.2)% , where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The ψ(2S)p and ψ(2S)π− mass spectra are investigated and no evidence for exotic resonances is found.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 21 2018|
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