Publication
Title
Search for exotic S=-2 baryons in collisions at =1.96 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CDF Collaboration
Abstract
A search for a manifestly exotic S=-2 baryon state decaying to Ξ-π-, and its neutral partner decaying to Ξ-π+, has been performed using 220  pb-1 of pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The Ξ- trajectories were measured in a silicon tracker before their decay, resulting in a sample with low background and excellent position resolution. No evidence was found for S=-2 pentaquark candidates in the invariant mass range of 16002100  MeV/c2. Upper limits on the product of pentaquark production cross section times its branching fraction to Ξ-π+,-, relative to the cross section of the well-established Ξ(1530) resonance, are presented for neutral and doubly negative candidates with pT>2  GeV/c and |y|<1 as a function of pentaquark mass. At 1862  MeV/c2, these upper limits for neutral and doubly negative final states were found to be 3.2% and 1.7% at the 90% confidence level, respectively.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : D : particles and fields. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 2003
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2007
ISSN
0556-2821
Volume/pages
75:3(2007), p. 032003,1-032003,9
ISI
000244534800010
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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