First observation of the doubly charmed baryon Xi(+)(cc)

Mattson M., Alkhazov G., Atamantchouk A., Balatz M., Bondar N., Cooper P., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, cilt.89, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 89 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1103/physrevlett.89.112001


We observe a signal for the doubly charmed baryon Xi(cc)(+) in the charged decay mode Xi(cc)(+)-->Lambda(c)(+)K(-)pi(+) in data from SELEX, the charm hadroproduction experiment at Fermilab. We observe an excess of 15.9 events over an expected background of 6.1+/-0.5 events, a statistical significance of 6.3sigma. The observed mass of this state is 3519+/-1 MeV/c(2). The Gaussian mass width of this state is 3 MeV/c(2), consistent with resolution; its lifetime is less than 33 fs at 90% confidence.