Measurements of branching fractions for electromagnetic transitions involving the χbJ(1P) states

M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, C. M. Tarbert, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, T. Xiao, S. Brisbane, L. Martin, A. Powell, P. Spradlin, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. GeD. H. Miller, I. P J Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, Marina Artuso, Steven Roy Blusk, R. Mountain, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. 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. Fields, 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

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Using (9.32, 5.88) million Υ(2S,3S) decays taken with the CLEO III detector, we obtain five product branching fractions for the exclusive processes Υ(2S)→γχb0,1,2(1P)→γγΥ(1S) and Υ(3S)→γχb1,2(1P) →γγΥ(1S). We observe the transition χb0(1P) →γΥ(1S) for the first time. Using the known branching fractions for B[Υ(2S)→γχbJ(1P)], we extract values for B[χbJ(1P)→γΥ(1S)] for J=0, 1, 2. In turn, these values can be used to unfold the Υ(3S) product branching fractions to obtain values for B[Υ(3S)→γχb1,2(1P)] for the first time individually. Comparison of these with each other and with the branching fraction B[Υ(3S)→γχb0] previously measured by CLEO provides tests of relativistic corrections to electric dipole matrix elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 3 2011


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Kornicer, M., Mitchell, R. E., Tarbert, C. M., Besson, D., Pedlar, T. K., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Hietala, J., Zweber, P., Dobbs, S., Metreveli, Z., Seth, K. K., Tomaradze, A., Xiao, T., Brisbane, S., Martin, L., Powell, A., Spradlin, P., Wilkinson, G., Mendez, H., ... Libby, J. (2011). Measurements of branching fractions for electromagnetic transitions involving the χbJ(1P) states. Physical Review D, 83(5), [054003].