Observation and mass measurement of the baryon $Xi_b^-$

Journal Article (Academic article)

We report the observation and measurement of the mass of the bottom, strange baryon Xib- through the decay chain Xib--->J/psiXi-, where J/psi-->µ+µ-, Xi--->Lambdapi-, and Lambda-->ppi-. A signal is observed whose probability of arising from a background fluctuation is 6.6{\AA}~10-15, or 7.7 Gaussian standard deviations. The Xib- mass is measured to be 5792.9$\pm$2.5(stat) $\pm$1.7(syst) MeV/c2.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aaltonen, ; T, ; others,

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

  • Phys. Rev. Lett.

Volume / Issue

  • 99 /

Start / End Page

  • 052002 -

PubMed ID

  • 17930745