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Measurements of $\Xi_c^{+}$ Branching Ratios

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Eduardo Luiggi
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Using data collected by the fixed target Fermilab experiment FOCUS, we measure the branching ratios of the Cabibbo favored decays $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^+K^-\pi^+$, $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^+ \bar{K}^{*}(892)^0$, and $\Xi_c^+ \to \Lambda^0K^-\pi^+\pi^+$ relative to $\Xi_c^+ \to \Xi^-\pi^+\pi^+$ to be $0.91\pm0.11\pm0.04$, $0.78\pm0.16\pm0.06$, and $0.28\pm0.06\pm0.06$, respectively. We report the first observation of the Cabibbo suppressed decay $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^+K^+K^-$ and we measure the branching ratio relative to $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^+K^-\pi^+$ to be $0.16\pm0.06\pm0.01$. We also set 90% confidence level upper limits for $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^+ \phi$ and $\Xi_c^+ \to \Xi^*(1690)^0(\Sigma^+ K^-) K^+$ relative to $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^+K^-\pi^+$ to be 0.12 and 0.05, respectively. We find an indication of the decays $\Xi_c^+ \to \Omega^-K^{+}\pi^+$ and $\Xi_c^+ \to \Sigma^{*}(1385)^+ \bar{K}^0$ and set 90% confidence level upper limits for the branching ratios with respect to $\Xi_c^+ \to \Xi^-\pi^+\pi^+$ to be 0.12 and 1.72, respectively. Finally, we determine the 90% C.L. upper limit for the resonant contribution $\Xi_c^+ \to \Xi^{*}(1530)^0 \pi^+$ relative to $\Xi_c^+ \to \Xi^-\pi^+\pi^+$ to be 0.10.

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Published in hep-ex/0305038.
Published in Phys. Lett. B vol. 571 pg. 139.
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