Branching fractions for γ(3S)→π0hb and ψ(2S)→πp0hc

J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, L. M. ZhangG. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, J. Zhu, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, K. Randrianarivony, G. Tatishvili, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, J. Libby, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, C. M. Tarbert, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, T. Xiao, L. Martin, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson

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Using e+e- collision data corresponding to 5.88×106γ(3S) [25.9×106ψ(2S)] decays and acquired by the CLEO III [CLEO-c] detectors operating at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, we study the single-pion transitions from γ(3S)[ψ(2S)] to the respective spin-singlet states hb[c]. Utilizing only the momentum of suitably selected transition-π0 candidates, we obtain the upper limit B(γ(3S)→π0h b)<1.2×10-3 at 90% confidence level, and measure B(ψ(2S)→π0hc)=(9.0±1.5±1.3) ×10-4. Signal sensitivities are enhanced by excluding very asymmetric π0→γγ candidates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 22 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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