First measurement of Ωc0 production in pp collisions at s=13 TeV

ALICE Collaboration

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The inclusive production of the charm–strange baryon Ωc0 is measured for the first time via its hadronic decay into Ωπ+ at midrapidity (|y|<0.5) in proton–proton (pp) collisions at the centre-of-mass energy s=13 TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC. The transverse momentum (pT) differential cross section multiplied by the branching ratio is presented in the interval 2<pT<12GeV/c. The pT dependence of the Ωc0-baryon production relative to the prompt D0-meson and to the prompt Ξc0-baryon production is compared to various models that take different hadronisation mechanisms into consideration. In the measured pT interval, the ratio of the pT-integrated cross sections of Ωc0 and prompt Λc+ baryons multiplied by the Ωπ+ branching ratio is found to be larger by a factor of about 20 with a significance of about 4σ when compared to e+e collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number137625
JournalPhysics Letters B
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2023


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