Observation of new resonant structures in γγ→ω, , and ωω

Z. Q. Liu, C. P. Shen, C. Z. Yuan, T. Iijima, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, K. Belous, V. Bhardwaj, B. Bhuyan, M. Bischofberger, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, P. ChangA. Chen, P. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, I. S. Cho, K. Cho, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, J. Dalseno, Z. Doleal, Z. Drásal, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, J. E. Fast, V. Gaur, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, Y. M. Goh, J. Haba, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, H. J. Hyun, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwabuchi, Y. Iwasaki, T. Iwashita, T. Julius, J. H. Kang, T. Kawasaki, C. Kiesling, H. J. Kim, H. O. Kim, J. B. Kim, K. T. Kim, M. J. Kim, Y. J. Kim, B. R. Ko, S. Koblitz, P. Kodý, S. Korpar, P. Krian, P. Krokovny, T. Kumita, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, S. H. Lee, J. Li, X. R. Li, Y. Li, J. Libby, C. Liu, D. Liventsev, R. Louvot, D. Matvienko, S. McOnie, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, G. B. Mohanty, A. Moll, T. Mori, N. Muramatsu, R. Mussa, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, C. Ng, S. Nishida, K. Nishimura, O. Nitoh, T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. K. Park, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, M. Ritter, M. Röhrken, S. Ryu, H. Sahoo, K. Sakai, Y. Sakai, T. Sanuki, Y. Sato, O. Schneider, C. Schwanda, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, V. Shebalin, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, A. Sibidanov, F. Simon, P. Smerkol, Y. S. Sohn, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, S. Stanič, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, G. Tatishvili, Y. Teramoto, M. Uchida, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, G. Varner, A. Vinokurova, V. Vorobyev, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, X. L. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, K. M. Williams, E. Won, Y. Yamashita, Y. Yusa, C. C. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov

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The processes γγ→ω, , and ωω are measured using an 870fb -1 data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e +e - collider. Production of vector meson pairs is clearly observed and their cross sections are measured for masses that range from threshold to 4.0 GeV. In addition to signals from well established spin-zero and spin-two charmonium states, there are resonant structures below charmonium threshold, which have not been previously observed. We report a spin-parity analysis for the new structures and determine the products of the η c, χ c0, and χ c2 two-photon decay widths and branching fractions to ω, , and ωω.

Original languageEnglish
Article number232001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 8

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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