Experimental investigation of the two-photon widths of the Xc0 and the Xc2 mesons

B. I. Eisenstein, J. Ernst, G. E. Gladding, G. D. Gollin, R. M. Hans, E. Johnson, I. Karliner, M. A. Marsh, C. Plager, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, K. W. Edwards, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, A. Bean, D. Besson, X. Zhao, S. AndersonV. V. Frolov, Y. Kubota, S. J. Lee, R. Poling, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, S. Ahmed, M. S. Alam, S. B. Athar, L. Jian, L. Ling, M. Saleem, S. Timm, F. Wappler, A. Anastassov, E. Eckhart, K. K. Gan, C. Gwon, T. Hart, K. Honscheid, D. Hufnagel, H. Kagan, R. Kass, T. K. Pedlar, J. B. Thayer, E. von Toerne, M. M. Zoeller, S. J. Richichi, H. Severini, P. Skubic, A. Undrus, V. Savinov, S. Chen, J. W. Hinson, J. Lee, D. H. Miller, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, V. Pavlunin, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. L. Lyon, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, V. Fadeyev, Y. S. Gao, Y. Maravin, I. Narsky, R. Stroynowski, J. Ye, T. Wlodek, M. Artuso, K. Benslama, C. Boulahouache, K. Bukin, E. Dambasuren, G. Majumder, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, A. Wolf, S. Kopp, M. Kostin, A. H. Mahmood, S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, K. W. McLean, Z. Xu, R. Godang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, D. E. Jaffe, R. Mahapatra, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, D. M. Asner, A. Eppich, T. S. Hill, R. J. Morrison, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, H. Vogel, J. P. Alexander, C. Bebek, B. E. Berger, K. Berkelman, F. Blanc, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, P. S. Drell, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, P. Gaidarev, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, M. Lohner, A. Magerkurth, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, N. B. Mistry, E. Nordberg, M. Palmer, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Romano, H. Schwarthoff, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, B. Valant-Spaight, G. Viehhauser, A. Warburton, P. Avery, C. Prescott, A. I. Rubiera, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, G. Brandenburg, A. Ershov, D. Y.J. Kim, R. Wilson

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Abstract

The quantum chromodynamics (QCD) of charmonium system was studied by analyzing two-photon production of C-even charmonium states. Two-photon crossection was measured to determine the two-photon width. Perturbative QCD (PQCD) calculated two-gluon width with reduced uncertainities due to cancellation of charmed quark mass factors, nonperturbative factors and wave function dependence. The cross sections were calculated by dividing the fitted event yield with detection efficiency, integrated luminosity and branching function. The analysis suggested that PQCD calculations accurately predicted the ratios of decay rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number061801
Pages (from-to)618011-618015
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 6 2001

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Eisenstein, B. I., Ernst, J., Gladding, G. E., Gollin, G. D., Hans, R. M., Johnson, E., Karliner, I., Marsh, M. A., Plager, C., Sedlack, C., Selen, M., Thaler, J. J., Williams, J., Edwards, K. W., Sadoff, A. J., Ammar, R., Bean, A., Besson, D., Zhao, X., ... Wilson, R. (2001). Experimental investigation of the two-photon widths of the Xc0 and the Xc2 mesons. Physical Review Letters, 87(6), 618011-618015. [061801].