Measurement of the lifetimes of promptly produced Omega(0)(c) and Xi(9)(c) baryons

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A measurement of the lifetimes of the Omega(0)(c) and Xi(0)(c) baryons is reported using proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb(-1) collected by the LHCb experiment. The Omega(0)(c) and Xi(0)(c) baryons are produced directly from proton interactions and reconstructed in the pK(-)K(-)pi(+) final state. The Omega(0)(c) lifetime is measured to be 276.5 +/- 13.4 +/- 4.4 +/- 0.7 fs, and the Xi(0)(c) lifetime is measured to be 148.0 +/- 2.3 +/- 2.2 +/- 0.2 fs, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third due to the uncertainty on the D-0 lifetime. These results confirm previous LHCb measurements based on semileptonic beauty-hadron decays, which disagree with earlier results of a four times shorter Omega(c)0 lifetime, and provide the single most precise measurement of the Omega(0 )(c)lifetime. (C) 2021 Science China Press. Published by Elsevier B.V. and Science China Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-487
Number of pages9
JournalScience Bulletin
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2022


  • Charmed baryon
  • Flavour physics
  • QCD
  • Lifetime
  • Charm physics
  • LHCb
  • RULE

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