Evidence for the singly Cabibbo suppressed decay Λc+ →pη and search for Λc+ →pπ0

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, S. Ahmed, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, M. Albrecht, D. J. Ambrose, A. Amoroso, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, O. Bakina, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, D. W. Bennett, J. V. Bennett, N. Berger, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, J. M. BianF. Bianchi, E. Boger, I. Boyko, R. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. Chai, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, X. K. Chu, G. Cibinetto, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, A. Dbeyssi, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

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We study the singly Cabibbo suppressed decays Λc+→pη and Λc+→pπ0 using Λc+Λ- pairs produced by e+e- collisions at a center-of-mass energy of s=4.6 GeV. The data sample was collected by the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 567 pb-1. We find the first evidence for the decay Λc+→pη with a statistical significance of 4.2σ and measure its branching fraction to be B(Λc+→pη)=(1.24±0.28(stat)±0.10(syst))×10-3. No significant Λc+→pπ0 signal is observed. We set an upper limit on its branching fraction B(Λc+→pπ0)<2.7×10-4 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111102
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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