Measurement of the muonic branching fractions of the narrow upsilon resonances

G. S. Adams*, M. Chasse, M. Cravey, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, J. Napolitano, D. Cronin-Hennessy, C. S. Park, W. Park, J. B. Thayer, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, S. Blusk, J. Butt, E. DambasurenO. Dorjkhaidav, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, H. Muramatsu, R. Nandakumar, R. Redjimi, R. Sia, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang, S. E. Csorna, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Bornheim, S. P. Pappas, A. J. Weinstein, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, J. L. Rosner, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, W. M. Sun, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, T. Wilksen, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, R. Patel, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, C. Cawlfield, B. I. Eisenstein, G. D. Gollin, I. Karliner, D. Kim, N. Lowrey, P. Naik, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, J. Wiss, K. W. Edwards, D. Besson, K. Y. Gao, D. T. Gong, Y. Kubota, B. W. Lang, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, J. Ernst, A. H. Mahmood, K. Arms, K. K. Gan, D. M. Asner, S. A. Dytman, S. Mehrabyan, J. A. Mueller, V. Savinov, Z. Li, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, G. S. Huang, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey

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Abstract

The decay branching fractions of the three narrow υ resonances to μ+ μ- have been measured by analyzing about 4.3 fb-1 e+ e- data collected with the CLEO III detector. The branching fraction 25(υ(1S) → μ+ μ-) = (2.49 ± 0.02 ± 0.07)% is consistent with the current world average, but ℬ(υ(2S) → μ+ μ-) = (2.03 ± 0.03 ± 0.08)% and ℬ(υ(3S) → μ+ μ-) = (2.39 ± 0.07 ± 0.10)% are significantly larger than prior results. These new muonic branching fractions imply a narrower total decay width for the υ(2S) and υ(3S) resonances and lower other branching fractions that rely on these decays in their determination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012001
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2005

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