Model-Independent Evidence for J /ψp Contributions to Λb0 →j /ψpK- Decays

R. Aaij, C. Abellán Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, LA Everse, L. Anderlini, G. Andreassi, M. AndreottiJ.E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. d'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, K. Carvalho Akiba, V. Coco, P. N.Y. David, K. De Bruyn, M. Ferro-Luzzi, T. Ketel, R. F. Koopman, J. Van Leerdam, M. Merk, C. J.G. Onderwater, G. Raven, M. Schiller, N. Serra, H. Snoek, B. Storaci, V. Syropoulos, J. Van Tilburg, S. Tolk, P. Tsopelas, N. Tuning, LHCb Collaboration

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Abstract

The data sample of Λb0→J/ψpK- decays acquired with the LHCb detector from 7 and 8 TeV pp collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1, is inspected for the presence of J/ψp or J/ψK- contributions with minimal assumptions about K-p contributions. It is demonstrated at more than nine standard deviations that Λb0→J/ψpK- decays cannot be described with K-p contributions alone, and that J/ψp contributions play a dominant role in this incompatibility. These model-independent results support the previously obtained model-dependent evidence for Pc+→J/ψp charmonium-pentaquark states in the same data sample.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082002
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume117
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2016

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