Observation of New Resonances Decaying to J /ψK+ and J /ψφ

(LHCb Collaboration)

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Abstract

The first observation of exotic states with a new quark content cc¯us¯ decaying to the J/ψK+ final state is reported with high significance from an amplitude analysis of the B+→J/ψφK+ decay. The analysis is carried out using proton-proton collision data corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 9 fb-1 collected by the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV. The most significant state, Zcs(4000)+, has a mass of 4003±6-14+4 MeV, a width of 131±15±26 MeV, and spin parity JP=1+, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. A new 1+ X(4685) state decaying to the J/ψφ final state is also observed with high significance. In addition, the four previously reported J/ψφ states are confirmed and two more exotic states, Zcs(4220)+ and X(4630), are observed with significance exceeding 5 standard deviations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082001
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume127
Issue number8
Early online date17 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the following national agencies: CAPES, CNPq, FAPERJ, and FINEP (Brazil); MOST and NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); NWO (Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MSHE (Russia); MICINN (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE NP and NSF (U.S.). We acknowledge the computing resources that are provided by CERN, IN2P3 (France), KIT and DESY (Germany), INFN (Italy), SURF (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom), RRCKI and Yandex LLC (Russia), CSCS (Switzerland), IFIN-HH (Romania), CBPF (Brazil), PL-GRID (Poland), and NERSC (U.S.). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open-source software packages on which we depend. Individual groups or members have received support from ARC and ARDC (Australia); AvH Foundation (Germany); EPLANET, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, and ERC (European Union); A*MIDEX, ANR, Labex P2IO and OCEVU, and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France); Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS, CAS PIFI, CAS CCEPP, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou (China); RFBR, RSF, and Yandex LLC (Russia); GVA, XuntaGal, and GENCAT (Spain); the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society, and UKRI (United Kingdom).

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© 2021 CERN.

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