24 July 2022 to 2 August 2022
House of International Conferences
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Ξc(2645) and Ξc(2815) production in pp interactions at the LHCb

30 Jul 2022, 20:00
House of International Conferences

House of International Conferences

Dubna, Russia
Board: 6
Poster (portrait A1 or landscape A0) Young Scientist Forum Poster Session


Vladimir Chulikov (PNPI)


The information about the fragmentation process is used to describe the dynamics of hard processes at the different parts of experimental high energy physics. The information about probability of production of a final state hadron from a parton of a specific type plays a key role in those studies. The fragmentation processes are difficult to simulate, but the information about them could be obtained by analyzing the so-called fragmentation fractions, which can be evaluated using the relations between differential production cross sections. Electron-positron, electron-proton and proton-proton interactions are used for these purposes.

Until now, only the fragmentation fractions of charm hadrons such as: $D^{0}$, $D^{+}$, $D_s^+$, $\Lambda_c^{+}$, $\Xi_c^{+}$ have been measured with a high accuracy. However, there are no studies of the ratios of the differential cross sections for the production of excited states from the $\Xi_c^{+}$ family such as: $\Xi_c(2645)^{0}$, $\Xi_c(2815)^{+}$ and the corresponding antiparticles. The main interest is the universality of fragmentation fractions, that is their dependence on the kinematics of the charm hadrons. The LHCb experiment has already discovered a non-universality of the fragmentation fractions for $b$-hadrons has already been discovered [1]. In the charmed hadron sector, there are theoretical predictions [2] indicating the non-universality of the fragmentation fractions. In addition, in the work [3] the ALICE collaboration also indicates a possible violation of non-universality in the hadronization process.

The main goal of the ongoing study is to obtain the relations of the differential cross sections for the production of excited charmed baryons: $\Xi_c(2645)^{0}$ and $\Xi_c(2815)^{+}$ with respect to their ground state. The relations of the differential production cross sections, with correction on branching ratios, are supposed to be equal to the relation of the fragmentation functions of the corresponding hadrons. The proton-proton collisions dataset obtained by the LHCb experiment at the $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 and 8 TeV during Run-I campaign is used. The decays candidates are selected by the following decay channels:

$\Xi_c^+$ → $pK^-\pi^+$; $\Xi_c$(2645)$^{0}$ → $\Xi_c^+\pi^-$; $\Xi_c$(2815)$^+$ → $\Xi_c$(2645)$^0\pi^+$.

The rapidity as well as the transverse momentum dependencies of the cross section are studied.

  1. LHCb Coll. Measurement of b hadron production fractions in 7 TeV pp collisions. Phys. Rev., D85, 2012.

  2. B.A. Kniehl, G. Kramer, I. Schienbein, and H. Spiesberger, $\Lambda_c^{+}$ production in pp collisions with a new fragmentation function, Phys. Rev. D 101, 114021 (2020).

  3. ALICE Collaboration, Charm-quark fragmentation fractions and production cross section at 4 midrapidity in pp collisions at the LHC, Phys. Rev. D 105, L011103 (2022).

Primary author

Vladimir Chulikov (PNPI)

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