Observation of a new charmed baryon

H. Albrecht, H. Ehrlichmann, T. Hamacher, R. P. Hofmann, T. Kirchhoff, A. Nau, S. Nowak, H. Schröder, H. D. Schulz, M. Walter, R. Wurth, C. Hast, H. Kapitza, H. Kolanoski, A. Kosche, A. Lange, A. Lindner, R. Mankel, M. Schieber, T. SiegmundB. Spaan, H. Thurn, D. Töpfer, D. Wegener, M. Bittner, P. Eckstein, M. Paulini, K. Reim, H. Wegener, R. Eckmann, R. Mundt, T. Oest, R. Reiner, W. Schmidt-Parzefall, J. Stiewe, S. Werner, K. Ehret, W. Hofmann, A. Hüpper, S. Khan, K. T. Knöpfle, M. Seeger, J. Spengler, D. I. Britton, C. E.K. Charlesworth, K. W. Edwards, E. R.F. Hyatt, P. Krieger, D. B. MacFarlane, P. M. Patel, J. D. Prentice, P. R.B. Saull, K. Tzamariudaki, R. G. Van de Water, T. S. Yoon, D. Reßing, M. Schmidtler, M. Schneider, K. R. Schubert, K. Strahl, R. Waldi, S. Weseler, G. Kernel, P. Križan, E. Križnič, T. Podobnik, T. Živko, V. Balagura, I. Belyaev, S. Chechelnitsky, M. Danilov, A. Droutskoy, Yu Gershtein, A. Golutvin, I. Korolko, G. Kostina, D. Litvintsev, V. Lubimov, P. Pakhlov, S. Semenov, A. Snizhko, I. Tichomirov, Yu Zaitsev

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Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, we have observed a new charmed baryon state in the channel Λc+π+π-. (All references to a specific charged state also imply the charge conjugate state.) The mass of this state was measured to be (2626.6 ± 0.5 ± 1.5) MeV/c2. The product of the production cross section and branching ratio for this channel was determined to be (11.5 ± 2.5 ± 3.0) pb, and the natural width estimated to be smaller than 3.2 MeV/c2 at 90% CL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 4 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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