A search for a manifestly exotic S = -2 baryon state decaying to Xi(-) pi(-), and its neutral partner decaying to Xi(-) pi(+), has been performed using 220 pb(-1) of pp collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The Xi(-) 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 1600-2100 MeV/c(2). Upper limits on the product of pentaquark production cross section times its branching fraction to Xi(-) pi(+, -), relative to the cross section of the well-established Xi(1530) resonance, are presented for neutral and doubly negative candidates with p(T) > 2 GeV/c and vertical bar y vertical bar < 1 as a function of pentaquark mass. At 1862 MeV/c(2), 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. RI Ruiz, Alberto/E-4473-2011; Robson, Aidan/G-1087-2011; De Cecco, Sandro/B-1016-2012; St.Denis, Richard/C-8997-2012; Prokoshin, Fedor/E-2795-2012; Azzi, Patrizia/H-5404-2012

Search for exotic S =-2 baryons in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV

PIACENTINO, Giovanni Maria;
2007

Abstract

A search for a manifestly exotic S = -2 baryon state decaying to Xi(-) pi(-), and its neutral partner decaying to Xi(-) pi(+), has been performed using 220 pb(-1) of pp collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The Xi(-) 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 1600-2100 MeV/c(2). Upper limits on the product of pentaquark production cross section times its branching fraction to Xi(-) pi(+, -), relative to the cross section of the well-established Xi(1530) resonance, are presented for neutral and doubly negative candidates with p(T) > 2 GeV/c and vertical bar y vertical bar < 1 as a function of pentaquark mass. At 1862 MeV/c(2), 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. RI Ruiz, Alberto/E-4473-2011; Robson, Aidan/G-1087-2011; De Cecco, Sandro/B-1016-2012; St.Denis, Richard/C-8997-2012; Prokoshin, Fedor/E-2795-2012; Azzi, Patrizia/H-5404-2012
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