Journal article

Evidence for a bottom baryon resonance Lambda(b)*(0) in CDF data

T Aaltonen, S Amerio, D Amidei, A Anastassov, A Annovi, J Antos, G Apollinari, JA Appel, T Arisawa, A Artikov, J Asaadi, W Ashmanskas, B Auerbach, A Aurisano, F Azfar, W Badgett, T Bae, A Barbaro-Galtieri, VE Barnes, BA Barnett Show all



Using data from proton-antiproton collisions at √s=1.96 TeV recorded by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, evidence for the excited resonance state Λb*0 is presented in its Λb0π -π+ decay followed by the Λb0→Λ c+π- and Λc+→pK-π+ decays. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.6 fb-1 collected by an online event selection based on charged-particle tracks displaced from the proton-antiproton interaction point. The significance of the observed signal is 3.5σ. The mass of the observed state is found to be 5919.22±0.76 MeV/c2 in agreement with similar findings in proton-proton collision experiments. © 2013 American Physical Society.

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Fermilab staff and the technical staffs of the participating institutions for their vital contributions. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation; the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the National Science Council of the Republic of China; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the A.P. Sloan Foundation; the Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung, Germany; the Korean World Class University Program, the National Research Foundation of Korea; the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Royal Society, UK; the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion, and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, Spain; the Slovak R& D Agency; the Academy of Finland; the Australian Research Council (ARC); the EU community Marie Curie Fellowship Contract No. 302103.