@article{0e5c78dd18ac44129a826f8c7a1b6010,

title = "Determination of the X(3872) Meson Quantum Numbers",

abstract = "The quantum numbers of the X(3872) meson are determined to be J(PC) = 1(++) based on angular correlations in B+ -> X(3872)K+ decays, where X(3872) -> pi(+) pi(-) j/psi and J/psi -> pi(+) mu(-). The data correspond to 1.0 fb(-1) of pp collisions collected by the LHCb detector. The only alternative assignment allowed by previous measurements J(PC) = 2(-+) is rejected with a confidence level equivalent to more than 8 Gaussian standard deviations using a likelihood-ratio test in the full angular phase space. This result favors exotic explanations of the X(3872) state.",

keywords = "COLLISIONS",

author = "R. Aaij and C.A. Beteta and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and C. Adrover and A. Affolder and Z. Ajaltouni and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and S. Ali and G. Alkhazov and P.A. Cartelle and A.A. Alves and S. Amato and S. Amerio and Y. Amhis and L. Anderlini and J. Anderson and R. Andreassen and R.B. Appleby and O.A. Gutierrez and F. Archilli and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and E. Aslanides and G. Auriemma and S. Bachmann and J.J. Back and C. Baesso and V. Balagura and W. Baldini and R.J. Barlow and C. Barschel and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and T. Bauer and A. Bay and J. Beddow and F. Bedeschi and I. Bediaga and S. Belogurov and K. Belous and I. Belyaev and E. Ben-Haim and M. Benayoun and G. Bencivenni and S. Benson and J. Benton and {van den Brand}, J. and {LHCb collaboration}",

year = "2013",

month = may,

day = "29",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.222001",

language = "English",

volume = "110",

journal = "Physical Review Letters",

issn = "0031-9007",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "22",

}