Study of double charmonium production in e+e- annihilation at √s ≈ 10.6 GeV

K. Abe, K. Abe, H. Aihara, Y. Asano, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, S. Bahinipati, A. M. Bakich, Y. Ban, I. Bedny, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, J. Brodzicka, T. E. Browder, Y. Chao, B. G. CheonR. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, A. Chuvikov, S. Cole, M. Danilov, M. Dash, L. Y. Dong, S. Eidelman, V. Eiges, F. Fang, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, R. Guo, J. Haba, N. C. Hastings, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, T. Higuchi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, T. Iijima, A. Imoto, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, H. Iwasaki, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. J. Kim, P. Koppenburg, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, S. Kumar, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, G. Leder, T. Lesiak, J. Li, S. W. Lin, J. MacNaughton, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, T. Mori, T. Nagamine, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, H. Palka, C. W. Park, H. Park, N. Parslow, L. S. Peak, L. E. Piilonen, H. Sagawa, Y. Sakai, N. Sato, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, S. Semenov, K. Senyo, R. Seuster, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, V. Sidorov, A. Somov, N. Soni, R. Stamen, S. Stanič, M. Starič, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, K. Trabelsi, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, K. Ueno, Y. Unno, S. Uno, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, M. Watanabe, B. D. Yabsley, Y. Yamada, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, S. L. Zang, C. C. Zhang, J. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, D. Žontar

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We present a new analysis of double charmonium production in e +e- annihilation. The observation of the processes e + e- → J/ψηc, J/ ψχc0, and J/ψηc(2S) is confirmed using a data set more than 3 times larger than that of Belle's previous report, and no evidence for the process e+e- → J/ψJ/ψ is found. We perform an angular analysis for J/ψηc production and set an upper limit on the production of J/ψJ/ψ. Processes of the type e+e- → ψ(2S)(cc)res have been observed for the first time; their rates are found to be comparable to those of e+e- → J/ψ(cc)res processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071102
Pages (from-to)071102-1-071102-6
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct

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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 and the NII for valuable computing and Super-?>?>SINET network support. We acknowledge support from ?>?>MEXT and JSPS (Japan); ARC and DEST (Australia); ?>?>NSFC (Contract No. 10175071, China); DST (India); the ?>?>BK21 program of MOEHRD and the CHEP SRC program ?>?>of KOSEF (Korea); KBN (Contract No. 2P03B 01324, ?>?>Poland); MIST (Russia); MESS (Slovenia); NSC and ?>?>MOE (Taiwan); and DOE (USA).

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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