Study of orbitally excited B mesons and evidence for a new Bp resonance
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AuthorAaltonen, Timo Antero; Casal Laraña, Bruno; Cuevas Maestro, Francisco Javier; Gómez Gramuglio, Gervasio; Palencia Cortezón, José Enrique; Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto; Scodellaro, Luca; Vilar Cortabitarte, Rocío; Vizán García, Jesús Manuel
Using the full CDF Run II data sample, we report evidence for a new resonance, which we refer to as B(5970), found simultaneously in the B0p+ and B+p- mass distributions with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. We further report the first study of resonances consistent with orbitally excited B+ mesons and an updated measurement of the properties of orbitally excited B0 and B0s mesons. We measure the masses and widths of all states, as well as the relative production rates of the B1, B*2, and B(5970) states and the branching fraction of the B*0s2 state to either B*+K- and B+K-. Furthermore, we measure the production rates of the orbitally excited B0,+ states relative to the B0,+ ground state. The masses of the new B(5970) resonances are 5978±5(stat)±12(syst)??MeV/c2 for the neutral state and 5961±5(stat)±12(syst)??MeV/c2 for the charged state, assuming that the resonance decays into Bp final states. The properties of the orbitally excited and the new B(5970)0,+ states are compatible with isospin symmetry.