An improved limit for Γee of X(3872) and Γee measurement of ψ(3686)

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, M. Albrecht, D. J. Ambrose, A. Amoroso, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, D. W. Bennett, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, J. M. Bian, F. Bianchi, E. Boger, O. BondarenkoI. Boyko, R. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, H. Y. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, G. Cibinetto, D. Cronin-Hennessy, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, A. Dbeyssi, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, BESIII Collaboration

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Using the data sets taken at center-of-mass energies above 4 GeV by the BESIII detector at the BEPCII storage ring, we search for the reaction e+e-→γISRX(3872)→γISRπ+π-J/ψ via the Initial State Radiation technique. The production of a resonance with quantum numbers JPC=1++ such as the X(3872) via single photon e+e- annihilation is forbidden, but is allowed by a next-to-leading order box diagram. We do not observe a significant signal of X(3872), and therefore give an upper limit for the electronic width times the branching fraction Γee X(3872)B(X(3872)→π+π-J/ψ)<0.13 eV at the 90% confidence level. This measurement improves upon existing limits by a factor of 46. Using the same final state, we also measure the electronic width of the ψ(3686) to be Γee ψ(3686)=2213±18stat±99sys eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-420
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Oct 7 2015

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Funding Information:
The BESIII collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by the National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700 ; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contract Nos. 11125525 , 11235011 , 11322544 , 11335008 , 11425524 ; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contract Nos. 11179007 , U1232201 , U1332201 ; CAS under Contract Nos. KJCX2-YW-N29 , KJCX2-YW-N45 ; 100 Talents Program of CAS ; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology ; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. CRC-1044 ; Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union under Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship Grant Agreement No. 627240 ; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare , Italy; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470 ; Russian Foundation for Basic Research under Contract No. 14-07-91152 ; U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Nos. DE-FG02-04ER41291 , DE-FG02-05ER41374 , DE-FG02-94ER40823 , DESC0010118 ; U.S. National Science Foundation ; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt; WCU Program of National Research Foundation of Korea under Contract No. R32-2008-000-10155-0 .

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  • Charmonium spectroscopy
  • X(3872)
  • Γ
  • ψ(3686)


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