Evidence of a J/ψΛ structure and observation of excited Ξ− states in the Ξ−b→J/ψΛK− decay
First evidence of a structure in the J/ψΛ invariant mass distribution is obtained from an amplitude analysis of Ξb-→J/ψΛK- decays. The observed structure is consistent with being due to a charmonium pentaquark with strangeness with a significance of 3.1σ including systematic uncertainties and look-elsewhere effect. Its mass and width are determined to be 4458.8±2.9-1.1+4.7MeV and 17.3±6.5-5.7+8.0MeV, respectively, where the quoted uncertainties are statistical and systematic. The structure is also consistent with being due to two resonances. In addition, the narrow excited Ξ- states, Ξ1690- and Ξ1820-, are seen for the first time in a Ξb- decay, and their masses and widths are measured with improved precision. The analysis is performed using pp collision data corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 9 fb-1, collected with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV.
The 25th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP), organised by CERN, took place as a virtual event from 17–21 May 2021. The conference attracted 1144 registered participants from 46 different countries. There were 207 scientific presentations made over the 5 days of the conference. These were divided between 30 long talks and 2 keynotes, which were presented in plenary sessions; and 175 short talks, which were presented in parallel sessions.
The production of ϒ(nS) mesons (n = 1, 2, 3) in pPb and Pbp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair 𝑠NN‾‾‾‾√=8.16sNN=8.16 TeV is measured by the LHCb experiment, using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 31.8 nb−1−1. The ϒ(nS) mesons are reconstructed through their decays into two opposite-sign muons. The measurements comprise the differential production cross-sections of the ϒ(1S) and ϒ(2S) states, their forward-to-backward ratios and nuclear modification factors. The measurements are performed as a function of the transverse momentum p𝑇T and rapidity in the nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass frame y∗∗ of the ϒ(nS) states, in the kinematic range p𝑇T < 25 GeV/c and 1.5 < y∗∗ < 4.0 (−5.0 < y∗∗ < −2.5) for pPb (Pbp) collisions. In addition, production cross-sections for ϒ(3S) are measured integrated over phase space and the production ratios between all three ϒ(nS) states are determined. Suppression for bottomonium in proton-lead collisions is observed, which is particularly visible in the ratios. The results are compared to theoretical models.
During LHC Run 1, the LHCb experiment recorded around 1011 collision events. This paper describes Event Index — an event search system. Its primary function is to quickly select subsets of events from a combination of conditions, such as the estimated decay channel or number of hits in a subdetector. Event Index is essentially Apache Lucene  optimized for read-only indexes distributed over independent shards on independent nodes.
The 𝐵0𝑠⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→𝜒𝑐2𝐾+𝐾−Bs0¯→χc2K+K− decay mode is observed and its branching fraction relative to the corresponding 𝜒𝑐1χc1decay mode, in a ±15MeV/𝑐2±15MeV/c2 window around the 𝜙ϕ mass, is found to be (𝐵0𝑠⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→𝜒𝑐2𝐾+𝐾−)(𝐵0𝑠⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→𝜒𝑐1𝐾+𝐾−)=(17.1±3.1±0.4±0.9)%,B(Bs0¯→χc2K+K−)B(Bs0¯→χc1K+K−)=(17.1±3.1±0.4±0.9)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to the knowledge of the branching fractions of radiative 𝜒𝑐χc decays. The decay mode 𝐵0𝑠⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯→𝜒𝑐1𝐾+𝐾−Bs0¯→χc1K+K− allows the 𝐵0𝑠Bs0 mass to be measured as 𝑚(𝐵0𝑠)=5366.83±0.25±0.27MeV/𝑐2,m(Bs0)=5366.83±0.25±0.27MeV/c2,where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. A combination of this result with other LHCb determinations of the 𝐵0𝑠Bs0 mass is made.
The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.
Radiation conditions are described for various space regions, radiation-induced effects in spacecraft materials and equipment components are considered and information on theoretical, computational, and experimental methods for studying radiation effects are presented. The peculiarities of radiation effects on nanostructures and some problems related to modeling and radiation testing of such structures are considered.