Search for the weak decay of an H dibaryon

The BNL-E888 collaboration Belz, J. ; Cousins, R.D. ; Diwan, M.V. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 76 (1996) 3277-3280, 1996.
Inspire Record 404164 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.21937

We have searched for a neutral $H$ dibaryon decaying via $H\rightarrow\Lambda n$ and $H\rightarrow\Sigma~0 n$. Our search has yielded two candidate events from which we set an upper limit on the $H$ production cross section. Normalizing to the inclusive $\Lambda$ production cross section, we find $(d\sigma_H/d\Omega)\,/\,(d\sigma_\Lambda/d\Omega) < 6.3\times 10~{-6}$ at 90\% C.L., for an $H$ of mass $\approx$\,2.15GeV/$c~2$.

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