Observation of pentaquark resonances in Λb → J/ψK−p decays

EPJ Web of Conferences. 2016;126:02002 DOI 10.1051/epjconf/201612602002


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Journal Title: EPJ Web of Conferences

ISSN: 2100-014X (Online)

Publisher: EDP Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Science: Physics

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: English

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Adeva B. (University of Santiago de Compostela)


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Abstract | Full Text

LHCb has recently reported the observation of exotic structures in the J/ψp channel, in Λb → J/ψK−p decay, which we discuss here and refer to as charmoniumpentaquarkstates. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb−1acquired with the LHCb detector from 7 and 8 TeV pp collisions. An amplitude analysisof the three-body final state reproduces the two-body mass and angular distributions. Toobtain a satisfactory fit of the structures seen in the J/ψp mass spectrum, it is necessaryto include two Breit-Wigner amplitudes that each describe a resonant state. Details aregiven on the significance, and prefered quantum numbers, of these two resonances.