Observation of a new baryon state in the Λ0bπ+π− mass spectrum
A new baryon state is observed in the Λ0bπ+π− mass spectrum with high significance using a data sample of pp collisions, collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies s√=7,8 and 13TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9fb−1. The mass and natural width of the new state are measured to be
where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. The third uncertainty for the mass is due to imprecise knowledge of the Λ0b baryon mass. The new state is consistent with the first radial excitation of the Λ0b baryon, the Λb(2S)0 resonance. Updated measurements of the masses and the upper limits on the natural widths of the previously observed Λb(5912)0 and Λb(5920)0 states are also reported.