Evidence for a Bs0 π± State

V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, J. P. Agnew, G. D. Alexeev, G. Alkhazov, A. Alton, A. Askew, S. Atkins, K. Augsten, V. Aushev, Y. Aushev, C. Avila, F. Badaud, L. Bagby, B. Baldin, D. V. Bandurin, S. BanerjeeE. Barberis, P. Baringer, J. F. Bartlett, U. Bassler, V. Bazterra, A. Bean, M. Begalli, L. Bellantoni, S. B. Beri, G. Bernardi, R. Bernhard, I. Bertram, M. Besançon, R. Beuselinck, P. C. Bhat, S. Bhatia, V. Bhatnagar, G. Blazey, S. Blessing, K. Bloom, A. Boehnlein, D. Boline, E. E. Boos, G. Borissov, M. Borysova, A. Brandt, O. Brandt, M. Brochmann, R. Brock, S. Desai, D0 Collaboration

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We report evidence for a narrow structure, X(5568), in the decay sequence X(5568)→Bs0π±, Bs0→J/ψφ, J/ψ→μ+μ-, φ→K+K-. This is evidence for the first instance of a hadronic state with valence quarks of four different flavors. The mass and natural width of this state are measured to be m=5567.8±2.9(stat)-1.9+0.9(syst) MeV/c2 and Γ=21.9±6.4(stat)-2.5+5.0(syst) MeV/c2. If the decay is X(5568)→Bs∗π±→Bs0γπ± with an unseen γ, m(X(5568)) will be shifted up by m(Bs∗)-m(Bs0)∼49 MeV/c2. This measurement is based on 10.4 fb-1 of pp collision data at s=1.96 TeV collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron collider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 7 2016

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