Study of electromagnetic decays of orbitally excited Ξc baryons


J. Yelton, University of Florida
I. Adachi, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
J. K. Ahn, Korea University
H. Aihara, The University of Tokyo
S. Al Said, King Abdulaziz University
D. M. Asner, Brookhaven National Laboratory
T. Aushev, National Research University Higher School of Economics
R. Ayad, University of Tabuk
V. Babu, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
S. Bahinipati, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
P. Behera, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
C. Beleño, Universität Göttingen
J. Bennett, University of Mississippi
V. Bhardwaj, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali
B. Bhuyan, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
T. Bilka, Charles University
J. Biswal, Jozef Stefan Institute
G. Bonvicini, Wayne State University
A. Bozek, Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
M. Bračko, Jozef Stefan Institute
T. E. Browder, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M. Campajola, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
D. Červenkov, Charles University
M. C. Chang, Fu Jen Catholic University
P. Chang, National Taiwan University
V. Chekelian, Max Planck Institute for Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute)
A. Chen, National Central University Taiwan
B. G. Cheon, Hanyang University
K. Chilikin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
K. Cho, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
S. J. Cho, Yonsei University
R. Kulasiri, Kennesaw State University



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© 2020 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the ""Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3. Using 980 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector operating at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider, we report a study of the electromagnetic decays of excited charmed baryons Ξc(2790) and Ξc(2815). A clear signal (8.6 standard deviations) is observed for Ξc(2815)0→Ξc0γ, and we measure: B[Ξc(2815)0 → Ξc0γ]B[Ξc(2815)0 → Ξc(2645)+π- → Ξc0π+π-]=0.41±0.05±0.03. We also present evidence (3.8 standard deviations) for the similar decay of the Ξc(2790)0 and measure: B[Ξc(2790)0 → Ξc0γ]B[Ξc(2790)0 → Ξc′+π- → Ξc+γπ-]=0.13±0.03±0.02. The first quoted uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. We find no hint of the analogous decays of the Ξc(2815)+ and Ξc(2790)+ baryons and set upper limits at the 90% confidence level of: B[Ξc(2815)+ → Ξc+γ]B[Ξc(2815)+ → Ξc(2645)0π+ → Ξc+π-π+]<0.09, and B[Ξc(2790)+ → Ξc+γ]B[Ξc(2790)+ → Ξc′0π+ → Ξc0γπ+]<0.06. Approximate values of the partial widths of the decays are extracted, which can be used to discriminate between models of the underlying quark structure of these excited states.

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Physical Review D

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