The angular distributions of the baryon-antibaryon low-mass enhancements seen in the charmless three-body baryonic B decays B +→pp̄ K +, B 0→pp̄K S 0 and B 0→pΛ̄π - are reported. A quark fragmentation interpretation is supported, while the gluonic resonance picture is disfavored. Searches for the Θ + and Θ ++ pentaquarks in the relevant decay modes and possible glueball states G with 2.2 GeV/c 2<M pp̄<2.4 GeV/c 2 in the pp̄ systems give null results. We set upper limits on the products of branching fractions, Β(B 0→Θ +p̄) Β(Θ +→pK S 0)<2.3×10 -7, Β(B +→Θ ++p̄) Β(Θ ++→pK +)<9.1×10 -8, and Β(B +→GK +)B(G→pp̄)<4. 1×10 -7 at the 90% confidence level. The analysis is based on a 140 fb -1 data sample recorded on the Υ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric energy e +e - collider.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jun 30|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator, the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid, and the KEK computer group and the National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and Super-SINET network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training; the National Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 01324; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics