Measurement of ηc (1S), ηc (2S), and nonresonant η′π+π- production via two-photon collisions

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We report the measurement of γγ→ηc(1S),ηc(2S)→η′π+π- with η′ decays to γρ and ηπ+π- using 941 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider. The ηc(1S) mass and width are measured to be M=[2984.6±0.7 (stat)±2.2 (syst)±0.3 (model)] MeV/c2 and Γ=[30.8-2.2+2.3 (stat)±2.5 (syst)±1.4 (model)] MeV, respectively. First observation of ηc(2S)→η′π+π- with a significance of 5.5σ including systematic error is obtained, and the ηc(2S) mass is measured to be M=[3635.1±3.7 (stat)±2.9 (syst)±0.4 (model)] MeV/c2. The products of the two-photon decay width and branching fraction (B) of decays to η′π+π- are determined to be ΓγγΓγγB=[65.4±2.6 (stat)±7.8 (syst)] eV for ηc(1S) and [5.6-1.1+1.2 (stat)±1.1 (syst)] eV for ηc(2S). The cross sections for γγ→η′π+π- and η′f2(1270) are measured for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072001
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We extend our special thanks to Y. H. Zheng and X. R. Lyu of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences for helpful discussions. We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator; the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid; and the KEK computer group, the National Institute of Informatics, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) computing group for valuable computing and Science Information NETwork 5 (SINET5) network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Tau-Lepton Physics Research Center of Nagoya University; the Australian Research Council; Austrian Science Fund under Grant No. P 26794-N20; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Contracts No. 11435013, No. 11475187, No. 11521505, No. 11575017, No. 11675166, No. 11705209; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Grant No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH011; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Fudan University Grants No. JIH5913023, No. IDH5913011/003, No. JIH5913024, No. IDH5913011/002; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under Contract No. LTT17020; the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Excellence Cluster Universe, and the VolkswagenStiftung; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy; National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grants No. 2014R1A2A2A01005286, No. 2015R1A2A2A01003280, No. 2015H1A2A1033649, No. 2016R1D1A1B01010135, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005 603, No. 2016R1D1A1B02012900; Radiation Science Research Institute, Foreign Large-size Research Facility Application Supporting project and the Global Science Experimental Data Hub Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center; the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of the Russian Federation under the grant 14.W03.31.0026; the Slovenian Research Agency; Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Basque Government (No. IT956-16) and Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) (Juan de la Cierva), Spain; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan; and the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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