Measurements of Absolute Hadronic Branching Fractions of the Lambda(+)(c) Baryon
2016 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 116, no 5, 052001Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
We report the first measurement of absolute hadronic branching fractions of Lambda(+)(c) baryon at the Lambda(+)(c)(Lambda) over bar (-)(c) production threshold, in the 30 years since the Lambda(+)(c) discovery. In total, 12 Cabibbo-favored Lambda(+)(c) hadronic decay modes are analyzed with a double-tag technique, based on a sample of 567 pb(-1) of e(+)e(-) collisions at root s = 4.599 GeV recorded with the BESIII detector. A global least-squares fitter is utilized to improve the measured precision. Among the measurements for twelve Lambda(+)(c) decay modes, the branching fraction for Lambda(+)(c) -> pK(-)pi(+) is determined to be (5.84 +/- 0.27 +/- 0.23)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. In addition, the measurements of the branching fractions of the other 11 Cabibbo-favored hadronic decay modes are significantly improved.
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2016. Vol. 116, no 5, 052001
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280255DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.052001ISI: 000369495000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-280255DiVA: diva2:914155
FunderSwedish Research Council