Weak decays of doubly heavy baryons: the 1/2→1/2 case

Wang, Wei (INPAC, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 0000 0004 0368 8293, 200240, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China) ; Yu, Fu-Sheng (School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, 0000 0000 8571 0482, 730000, Lanzhou, People’s Republic of China) ; Zhao, Zhen-Xing (INPAC, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 0000 0004 0368 8293, 200240, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China)

20 November 2017

Abstract: Very recently, the LHCb collaboration has observed in the final state Λc+K-π+π+ a resonant structure that is identified as the doubly charmed baryon Ξcc++ . Inspired by this observation, we investigate the weak decays of doubly heavy baryons Ξcc++ , Ξcc+ , Ωcc+ , Ξbc(′)+ , Ξbc(′)0 , Ωbc(′)0 , Ξbb0 , Ξbb- and Ωbb- and focus on the decays into spin 1 / 2 baryons in this paper. At the quark level these decay processes are induced by the c→d/s or b→u/c transitions, and the two spectator quarks can be viewed as a scalar or axial vector diquark. We first derive the hadronic form factors for these transitions in the light-front approach and then apply them to predict the partial widths for the semileptonic and nonleptonic decays of doubly heavy baryons. We find that the number of decay channels is sizable and can be examined in future measurements at experimental facilities like LHC, Belle II and CEPC.


Published in: EPJC 77 (2017) 781
Published by: Springer/Società Italiana di Fisica
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5360-1
License: CC-BY-3.0



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