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, Sean A Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, Amiran 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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