Evidence for an ηc(1 S) π- resonance in B0→ ηc(1 S) K+π- decays

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  • © 2018, CERN for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration. A Dalitz plot analysis of B0→ηc(1S)K+π- decays is performed using data samples of pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of s=7,8 and 13TeV, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 4.7fb-1. A satisfactory description of the data is obtained when including a contribution representing an exotic ηc(1 S) π- resonant state. The significance of this exotic resonance is more than three standard deviations, while its mass and width are 4096±20-22+18MeV and 152±58-35+60MeV, respectively. The spin-parity assignments JP= 0 + and JP= 1 - are both consistent with the data. In addition, the first measurement of the B0→ηc(1S)K+π- branching fraction is performed and gives B(B0→ηc(1S)K+π-)=(5.73±0.24±0.13±0.66)×10-4,where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third is due to limited knowledge of external branching fractions.
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  • Aaij R; Beteta CA; Adeva B; Adinolfi M; Aidala CA; Ajaltouni Z; Akar S; Albicocco P; Albrecht J; Alessio F
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  • 78
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  • 12