Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Physics

Pub Date

2014

Journal Article URL

Physical Review D

First Page

9

Abstract

We calculate the masses of baryons containing one, two, or three heavy quarks using lattice QCD. We consider all possible combinations of charmand bottom quarks, and compute a total of 36 different states with J(P) = 1/2+ and J(P) =3/2+ . We use domain-wall fermions for the up, down, and strange quarks, a relativistic heavy-quark action for the charm quarks, and nonrelativistic QCD for the bottom quarks. Our analysis includes results from two different lattice spacings and seven different pion masses. We perform extrapolations of the baryon masses to the continuum limit and to the physical pion mass using SU(4 vertical bar 2) heavy-hadron chiral perturbation theory including 1=m(Q) and finite-volume effects. For the 14 singly heavy baryons that have already been observed, our results agree with the experimental values within the uncertainties. We compare our predictions for the hitherto unobserved states with other lattice calculations and quark-model studies.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.90.094507

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