New Structures in the Formula Presented Mass Spectrum in Proton-Proton Collisions at Formula Presented

Hayrapetyan A., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Andrejkovic J., Bergauer T., Chatterjee S., ...More

Physical Review Letters, vol.132, no.11, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.132.111901
  • Journal Name: Physical Review Letters
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, INSPEC, zbMATH, DIALNET
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


A search is reported for near-threshold structures in the Formula Presented invariant mass spectrum produced in proton-proton collisions at Formula Presented from data collected by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of Formula Presented. Three structures are found, and a model with quantum interference among these structures provides a good description of the data. A new structure is observed with a local significance above 5 standard deviations at a mass of Formula Presented. Another structure with even higher significance is found at a mass of Formula Presented, which is consistent with the Formula Presented resonance reported by the LHCb experiment and confirmed by the ATLAS experiment. Evidence for another new structure, with a local significance of 4.7 standard deviations, is found at a mass of Formula Presented. Results are also reported for a model without interference, which does not fit the data as well and shows mass shifts up to 150 MeV relative to the model with interference.