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Measurement of the mass of the Λb baryon

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1996
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters B
Number of pages11
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In a data sample of four million hadronic Z decays collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP, four Λb baryon candidates are exclusively reconstructed in the Λb → Λc+π− channel, with the Λc+ decaying into pK−π+, , or Λπ+π+π−. The probability of the observed signal to be due to a background fluctuation is estimated to be 4.2 × 10−4. The mass of the Λb is measured to be 5614±21 (stat.) ± 4 (syst.) MeV/c2.