The L=0 (no angular momentum between quarks) baryons are shown in intro:plets. The singly charmed baryons (including the and states on which this thesis focuses) are on the second level of these multiplets, while the doubly charmed baryons, which are the subject of doublec, are those on the third level of the multiplets. With the exception of the and (both shown in intro:delta-plet), all of the L=0 singly charmed baryons in intro:plets have (likely) been observed. The properties of the L=0charmed baryons are listed in intro:cbaryons. In addition, several L=1 and excited states have been observed: the , the , and most recently the .
|[ baryons with the SU(3) octet (states) as a base.] intro:nucleon-plet [ baryons with the SU(3) decuplet ( states) as a base.] intro:delta-plet|