Search for baryon and lepton number violation in J /ψ → Λc+ e-+ c. c.

BESIII Collaboration

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Using 1.31×109 J/ψ events collected by the BESIII detector at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider, we search for the process J/ψ→Λc+e-+c.c. for the first time. In this process, both baryon and lepton number conservation is violated. No signal is found and the upper limit on the branching fraction B(J/ψ→Λc+e-+c.c.) is set to be 6.9×10-8 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072006
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

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Funding Information:
The BESIII collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11475090, No. 11875170, No. 11575077, No. 11405046, No. 11335008, No. 11425524, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1832207, No. U1532257, No. U1532258, No. U1732263; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003, No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province under Contract No. 2019JJ30019; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts Nos. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) under Contract No. 530-4CDP03; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; The Swedish Research Council; U. S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, No. DE-SC-0010504, No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt.

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