Observation of Λc+ →n KS0 π+

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. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. 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, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

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We report the first direct measurement of decays of the Λc+ baryon involving the neutron. The analysis is performed using 567 pb-1 of e+e- collision data collected at s=4.599 GeV with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider. We observe the decay Λc+→nKS0π+ and measure the absolute branching fraction to be B(Λc+→nKS0π+)=[1.82±0.23(stat)±0.11(syst)]%. A comparison to B[Λc+→p(K̄π)0] provides an important test of isospin symmetry and final state interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 14 2017


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