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ISSN - 00319007, EISSN - 10797114, Physical Review Letters, 2006, vol. 97, p. -

Observation of an excited charm baryon Ωc* decaying to Ωc0γ

Aubert B., Bona M., Boutigny D., Couderc F., Karyotakis Y., Lees J. P., Poireau V., Tisserand V., Zghiche A., Grauges E., Palano A., Chen J. C., Qi N. D., Rong G., Wang P., Zhu Y. S., Eigen G., Ofte I., Stugu B., Abrams G. S., Battaglia M., Brown D. N., Button-Shafer J., Cahn R. N., Charles E., Gill M. S., Groysman Y., Jacobsen R. G., Kadyk J. A., Kerth L. T., Kolomensky Y. G., Kukartsev G., Lynch G., Mir L. M., Orimoto T. J., Pripstein M., Roe N. A., Ronan M. T., Wenzel W. A., del Amo Sanchez P., Barrett M., Ford K. E., Hart A. J., Harrison T. J., Hawkes C. M., Watson A. T., Held T., Koch H., Lewandowski B., Pelizaeus M., Peters K., Schroeder T., Steinke M., Boyd J. T., Burke J. P., Cottingham W. N., Walker D., Asgeirsson D. J., Cuhadar-Donszelmann T., Fulsom B. G., Hearty C., Knecht N. S., Mattison T. S., McKenna J. A., Khan A., Kyberd P., Saleem M., Sherwood D. J., Teodorescu L., Blinov V. E., Bukin A. D., Druzhinin V. P., Golubev V. B., Onuchin A. P., Serednyakov S. I., Skovpen Yu I., Solodov E. P., Todyshev K. Y., Bondioli M., Bruinsma M., Chao M., Curry S., Eschrich I., Kirkby D., Lankford A. J., Lund P., Mandelkern M., Mommsen R. K., Roethel W., Stoker D. P., Abachi S., Buchanan C., Foulkes S. D., Gary J. W., Long O., Shen B. C., Wang K., Zhang L., Hadavand H. K.

We report the first observation of an excited singly charmed baryon Ωc* (css) in the radiative decay Ωc0γ, where the Ωc0 baryon is reconstructed in the decays to the final states Ω-π+, Ω-π+π0, Ω-π+π-π+, and Ξ-K-π+π+. This analysis is performed using a data set of 230.7fb-1 collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The mass difference between the Ωc* and the Ωc0 baryons is measured to be 70.8±1. 0(stat)±1.1(syst)MeV/c2. We also measure the ratio of inclusive production cross sections of Ωc* and Ωc0 in e+e- annihilation. © 2006 The American Physical Society.