Inclusive decays and lifetimes of doubly-charmed baryons
Theoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, P.O. Box 1016, HR-10001 Zagreb, Croatia
Received: 21 January 1999 / Published online: 20 May 1999
The analysis of singly-charmed hadrons has been extended to the case of doubly-charmed baryons, , and . Doubly-charmed baryons are described as a system containing a heavy cc diquark and a light quark, as in the case of a heavy-light meson. This leads to preasymptotic effects in semileptonic and nonleptonic decays that are essentially proportional to the meson wave function. Interplay between preasymptotic effects in semileptonic and/or nonleptonic decay rates leads to very clear predictions for semileptonic branching ratios and lifetimes of doubly-charmed baryons.