In this paper we study the inclusive production of the charmed baryon Λc + in interactions of 40-70 GeV/c neutrons with protons of hydrogen target. The experiment has been performed with the use of magnetic spectrometer BIS-2 located in the neutron beam of Serpukhov accelerator. The signal of Λc + is observed in the effective mass spectra of Λ°π+π+π-. After the removal of interactions occurring on the container of liquid hydrogen, the signal consists of 14 combinations corresponding to ≈4 standard deviations of background. Its mean value is 2262 MeV/c2, width of the bin containing signal is 20 MeV/c2. On the basis of this signal we determine the value of cross section of Λc + production times the branching ratio of its observed decay mode σ. Br (Λc + → Λ°π+π+π-)=0·26±0·11 μb in the kinematic region of xF>0·5 and pT<1 GeV/c.
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