Quantum numbers of the X (3872) state and orbital angular momentum in its ρ0J/ψ decay

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Angular correlations in B+→X(3872)K+ decays, with X(3872)→ρ0J/ψ, ρ0→π+π- and J/ψ→μ+μ-, are used to measure orbital angular momentum contributions and to determine the JPC value of the X(3872) meson. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb-1 of proton-proton collisions collected with the LHCb detector. This determination, for the first time performed without assuming a value for the orbital angular momentum, confirms the quantum numbers to be JPC=1++. The X(3872) is found to decay predominantly through an S wave and an upper limit of 4% at 95% C.L. is set on the D-wave contribution.
Original languageEnglish
Article number011102
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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