We present new precision measurements of the ψ (2 S) total and partial widths from excitation curves obtained in antiproton-proton annihilations by Fermilab experiment E835 at the Antiproton Accumulator in the year 2000. A new technique of complementary scans was developed to study narrow resonances with stochastically cooled antiproton beams. The technique relies on precise revolution-frequency and orbit-length measurements, while making the analysis of the excitation curve almost independent of machine lattice parameters. We study the ψ (2 S) meson through the processes over(p, ̄) p → e+ e- and over(p, ̄) p → J / ψ + X → e+ e- + X. We measure the width to be Γ = 290 ± 25 (sta) ± 4 (sys) keV and the combination of partial widths Γe+ e- Γover(p, ̄) p / Γ = 579 ± 38 (sta) ± 36 (sys) meV, which represent the most precise measurements to date.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 11 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics