Confirmation of a charged charmoniumlike state Zc (3885)∓ in e+e- →π± (D D ¯ ∗)∓ with double D tag

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, I. BoykoR. 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. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, G. Cibinetto, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, A. Dbeyssi, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations


We present a study of the process e+e-→π±(DD¯∗)∓ using data samples of 1092 pb-1 at s=4.23 GeV and 826 pb-1 at s=4.26 GeV collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII storage ring. With full reconstruction of the D meson pair and the bachelor π± in the final state, we confirm the existence of the charged structure Zc(3885)∓ in the (DD¯∗)∓ system in the two isospin processes e+e-→π+D0D∗- and e+e-→π+D-D∗0. By performing a simultaneous fit, the statistical significance of Zc(3885)∓ signal is determined to be greater than 10σ, and its pole mass and width are measured to be Mpole=(3881.7±1.6(stat)±1.6(syst)) MeV/c2 and Γpole=(26.6±2.0(stat)±2.1(syst)) MeV, respectively. The Born cross section times the (DD¯∗)∓ branching fraction (σ(e+e-→π±Zc(3885)∓)×Br(Zc(3885)∓→(DD¯∗)∓)) is measured to be (141.6±7.9(stat)±12.3(syst)) pb at s=4.23 GeV and (108.4±6.9(stat)±8.8(syst)) pb at s=4.26 GeV. The polar angular distribution of the π±-Zc(3885)∓ system is consistent with the expectation of a quantum number assignment of JP=1+ for Zc(3885)∓.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092006
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 9 2015

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Confirmation of a charged charmoniumlike state Zc (3885)∓ in e+e- →π± (D D ¯ ∗)∓ with double D tag'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Ablikim, M., Achasov, M. N., Ai, X. C., Albayrak, O., Albrecht, M., Ambrose, D. J., Amoroso, A., An, F. F., An, Q., Bai, J. Z., Ferroli, R. B., Ban, Y., Bennett, D. W., Bennett, J. V., Bertani, M., Bettoni, D., Bian, J. M., Bianchi, F., Boger, E., ... (BESIII Collaboration) (2015). Confirmation of a charged charmoniumlike state Zc (3885)∓ in e+e- →π± (D D ¯ ∗)∓ with double D tag. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92(9), [092006].