Measurement of the branching of (2S)→π+π-+(1S)

J. J. Mueller, D. Potter, F. Sannes, P. Skubic, R. Stone, A. Brody, A. Chen, M. Goldberg, N. Horwitz, J. Kandaswamy, H. Kooy, P. Lariccia, G. C. Moneti, D. L. Bridges, M. S. Alam, S. E. Csorna, R. Hicks, R. S. Panvini, J. S. Poucher, D. AndrewsP. Avery, K. Berkelman, P. Cabenda, D. G. Cassel, J. W. DeWire, R. Ehrlich, T. Ferguson, T. Gentile, M. G.D. Gilchriese, B. Gittelman, D. L. Hartill, D. Herrup, M. Herzlinger, D. L. Kreinick, N. B. Mistry, E. Nordberg, R. Perchonok, R. Plunkett, K. A. Shinsky, R. H. Siemann, A. Silverman, P. C. Stein, S. Stone, R. Talman, H. G. Thonemann, D. Weber, R. Wilcke, A. J. Sadoff, C. Bebek, J. Haggerty, J. M. Izen, C. Longuemare, W. A. Loomis, W. W. MacKay, F. M. Pipkin, J. Rohlf, W. Tanenbaum, Richard Wilson, K. Chadwick, P. Ganci, H. Kagan, R. Kass, F. Lobkowicz, A. C. Melissinos, S. L. Olsen, R. Poling, C. Rosenfeld, G. Rucinski, E. H. Thorndike

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We have observed the decay of the (2S) into the (1S), obtaining a branching ratio of 19.1±3.1±2.9% for the mode (2S)→π+π-+(1S). The di-pion mass spectrum peaks at large invariant mass, and the angular distribution of the di-pion system is consistent with s-wave production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1184
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1981

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    Mueller, J. J., Potter, D., Sannes, F., Skubic, P., Stone, R., Brody, A., Chen, A., Goldberg, M., Horwitz, N., Kandaswamy, J., Kooy, H., Lariccia, P., Moneti, G. C., Bridges, D. L., Alam, M. S., Csorna, S. E., Hicks, R., Panvini, R. S., Poucher, J. S., ... Thorndike, E. H. (1981). Measurement of the branching of (2S)→π+π-+(1S). Physical Review Letters, 46(18), 1181-1184.