Theoretical description of the decays Λb → Λ (∗) (12 ±, 32 ±)+J /ψ THEORETICAL DESCRIPTION of the DECAYS THOMAS GUTSCHE et al.

Thomas Gutsche, Mikhail A. Ivanov, Jürgen G. Körner, Valery E. Lyubovitskij, Vladimir V. Lyubushkin, Pietro Santorelli

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We calculate the invariant and helicity amplitudes for the transitions Λb→Λ(∗)(JP)+J/ψ, where the Λ(∗)(JP) are Λ(sud)-type ground and excited states with JP quantum numbers JP=12±, 32±. The calculations are performed in the framework of a covariant confined quark model previously developed by us. We find that the values of the helicity amplitudes for the Λ∗(1520,32-) and the Λ∗(1890,32+) are suppressed compared with those for the ground state Λ(1116,12+) and the excited state Λ∗(1405,12-). This analysis is important for the identification of the hidden charm pentaquark states Pc+(4380) and Pc+(4450) which were discovered in the decay chain Λb0→Pc+(→pJ/ψ)+K- because the cascade decay chain Λb→Λ∗(32±)(→pK-)+J/ψ involves the same final state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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