Search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+cc

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  • External authors:
  • Silvia Borghi
  • Christopher Burr
  • Deepanwita Dutta
  • Lucia Grillo
  • Martha Hilton
  • George Lafferty
  • Andrew Mcnab
  • Gediminas Sarpis
  • Mark Williams
  • The LHCb Collaboration


A search for the doubly charmed baryon Ξ+ccΞcc+ is performed through its decay to the Λ+cK−π+Λc+K−π+ final state, using proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV. The data correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 9 fb−1. No significant signal is observed in the mass range from 3.4 to 3.8 GeV/c2. Upper limits are set at 95% credibility level on the ratio of the Ξ+ccΞcc+ production cross-section times the branching fraction to that of Λ+cΛc+ and Ξ++ccΞcc++ baryons. The limits are determined as functions of the Ξ+ccΞcc+ mass for different lifetime hypotheses, in the rapidity range from 2.0 to 4.5 and the transverse momentum range from 4 to 15 GeV/c.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalScience China. Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Early online date19 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020