Observation of an Excited Bc± Meson State with the ATLAS Detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. Abouzeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, T. Adye, T. Agatonovic-Jovin & 31 others J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Agustoni, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, H. Akerstedt, T. P A Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, G. L. Alberghi, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. J. Alconada Verzini, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, G. Alimonti, L. Alio, J. Alison, B. M M Allbrooke, L. J. Allison, P. P. Allport, K. Cranmer, A. Haas, A. I. Mincer, P. Nemethy, ATLAS Collaboration

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    A search for excited states of the Bc± meson is performed using 4.9 fb-1 of 7 TeV and 19.2 fb-1 of 8 TeV pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. A new state is observed through its hadronic transition to the ground state, with the latter detected in the decay Bc±→J/ψπ±. The state appears in the m(Bc±π+π-)-m(Bc±)-2m(π±) mass difference distribution with a significance of 5.2 standard deviations. The mass of the observed state is 6842±4±5 MeV, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. The mass and decay of this state are consistent with expectations for the second S-wave state of the Bc± meson, Bc±(2S).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number212004
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume113
    Issue number21
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    StatePublished - Nov 21 2014

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    Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., ... ATLAS Collaboration (2014). Observation of an Excited Bc± Meson State with the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters, 113(21), [212004]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.212004

    Observation of an Excited Bc± Meson State with the ATLAS Detector. / Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdel Khalek, S.; Abdinov, O.; Aben, R.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; Abouzeid, O. S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; Abulaiti, Y.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Adelman, J.; Adomeit, S.; Adye, T.; Agatonovic-Jovin, T.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Agustoni, M.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahmadov, F.; Aielli, G.; Akerstedt, H.; Åkesson, T. P A; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A. V.; Alberghi, G. L.; Albert, J.; Albrand, S.; Alconada Verzini, M. J.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexandre, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alio, L.; Alison, J.; Allbrooke, B. M M; Allison, L. J.; Allport, P. P.; Cranmer, K.; Haas, A.; Mincer, A. I.; Nemethy, P.; ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 113, No. 21, 212004, 21.11.2014.

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    Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdel Khalek, S, Abdinov, O, Aben, R, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abouzeid, OS, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Abreu, R, Abulaiti, Y, Acharya, BS, Adamczyk, L, Adams, DL, Adelman, J, Adomeit, S, Adye, T, Agatonovic-Jovin, T, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Agustoni, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahmadov, F, Aielli, G, Akerstedt, H, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Alberghi, GL, Albert, J, Albrand, S, Alconada Verzini, MJ, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Alimonti, G, Alio, L, Alison, J, Allbrooke, BMM, Allison, LJ, Allport, PP, Cranmer, K, Haas, A, Mincer, AI, Nemethy, P & ATLAS Collaboration 2014, 'Observation of an Excited Bc± Meson State with the ATLAS Detector', Physical Review Letters, vol. 113, no. 21, 212004. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.212004
    Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J, Abdel Khalek S, Abdinov O, Aben R et al. Observation of an Excited Bc± Meson State with the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters. 2014 Nov 21;113(21). 212004. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.212004
    Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdel Khalek, S. ; Abdinov, O. ; Aben, R. ; Abi, B. ; Abolins, M. ; Abouzeid, O. S. ; Abramowicz, H. ; Abreu, H. ; Abreu, R. ; Abulaiti, Y. ; Acharya, B. S. ; Adamczyk, L. ; Adams, D. L. ; Adelman, J. ; Adomeit, S. ; Adye, T. ; Agatonovic-Jovin, T. ; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A. ; Agustoni, M. ; Ahlen, S. P. ; Ahmadov, F. ; Aielli, G. ; Akerstedt, H. ; Åkesson, T. P A ; Akimoto, G. ; Akimov, A. V. ; Alberghi, G. L. ; Albert, J. ; Albrand, S. ; Alconada Verzini, M. J. ; Aleksa, M. ; Aleksandrov, I. N. ; Alexa, C. ; Alexander, G. ; Alexandre, G. ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Alhroob, M. ; Alimonti, G. ; Alio, L. ; Alison, J. ; Allbrooke, B. M M ; Allison, L. J. ; Allport, P. P. ; Cranmer, K. ; Haas, A. ; Mincer, A. I. ; Nemethy, P. ; ATLAS Collaboration. / Observation of an Excited Bc± Meson State with the ATLAS Detector. In: Physical Review Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 113, No. 21.
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