Limit on the two-photon production of the glueball candidate fj(2220) at the cornell electron storage ring

R. Godang, K. Kinoshita, I. C. Lai, P. Pomianowski, S. Schrenk, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, R. Greene, L. P. Perera, G. J. Zhou, B. Barish, M. Chadha, S. Chan, G. Eigen, J. S. Miller, C. O’grady, M. Schmidtler, J. Urheim, A. J. Weinstein, F. WürthweinD. M. Asner, D. W. Bliss, W. S. Brower, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, S. Prell, M. Sivertz, V. Sharma, J. Gronberg, T. S. Hill, R. Kutschke, D. J. Lange, S. Menary, R. J. Morrison, H. N. Nelson, T. N. Nelson, C. Qiao, J. D. Richman, D. Roberts, A. Ryd, M. S. Witherell, R. Balest, B. H. Behrens, K. Cho, W. T. Ford, H. Park, P. Rankin, J. Roy, Y. Kubota, R. Poling, CLEO Collaboration

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We use the CLEO detector at the Cornell e+e storage ring, CESR, to search for the two-photon production of the glueball candidate fj(2220) in its decay to K8K8. We present a restrictive upper limit on the product of the two-photon partial width and the K8K8 branching fraction, (γγγBK8K8)fj(2220). We use this limit to calculate a lower limit on the stickiness, which is a measure of the two-gluon coupling relative to the two-photon coupling. This limit on stickiness indicates that the fj(2220) has substantial glueball content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3829-3833
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1997


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