[Dong, Yubing] Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; [Dong, Yubing] CAS, TPCSF, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; [Faessler, Amand
; Gutsche, Thomas
; Lyubovitskij, Valery E.] Univ Tubingen, Inst Theoret Phys, Kepler Ctr Astro & Particle Phys, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany
The Lambda c(2940)(+) baryon with possible quantum numbers J(P) = 1/2(+) and 1/2(-) is studied as a molecular state composed of a nucleon and D* meson. We give predictions for the strong two-body decay channels Lambda c(2940)(+) -> pD(0), Sigma(++)(c) pi(-) and Sigma(0)(c)pi(+), where the sum of partial widths is consistent with current data for the case of J(P) = 1/2(+). The case of J(P) = 1/2(-) is shown to be ruled out.