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Observation of new Ξ0c baryons decaying to Λ+cK−

Physical Review Letters. 2020. Vol. 124. No. 22. P. 222001-1-222001-11.

The Λ+cK− mass spectrum is studied with a data sample of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6 fb−1 collected by the LHCb experiment. Three Ξ0c states are observed with a large significance and their masses and natural widths are measured to be

m(Ξc(2923)0)=2923.04±0.25±0.20±0.14 MeV,Γ(Ξc(2923)0)=7.1±0.8±1.8 MeV,

m(Ξc(2939)0)=2938.55±0.21±0.17±0.14 MeV,Γ(Ξc(2939)0)=10.2±0.8±1.1 MeV,

m(Ξc(2965)0)=2964.88±0.26±0.14±0.14 MeV,Γ(Ξc(2965)0)=14.1±0.9±1.3 MeV,

where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the limited knowledge of the Λ+c mass. The Ξc(2923)0 and Ξc(2939)0 baryons are new states. The Ξc(2965)0 state is in the vicinity of the known Ξc(2970)0 baryon; however, their masses and natural widths differ significantly.