Measurement of η→π+π-e+ e- and η→π+π-μ+ μ-

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, O. Albayrak, D. J. Ambrose, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, J. Becker, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, J. M. Bian, E. Boger, O. Bondarenko, I. Boyko, R. A. Briere, V. Bytev, H. Cai, X. CaiO. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, Y. P. Chu, D. Cronin-Hennessy, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, I. Denysenko, M. Destefanis, W. M. Ding, Y. Ding, L. Y. Dong, M. Y. Dong, S. X. Du, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, BESIII Collaboration

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Based on a sample of 225.3 million J/ψ events accumulated with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII, the decays of η→π +π-l+l- are studied via J/ψ→γη. A clear η signal is observed in the π+π-e+e - mass spectrum, and the branching fraction is measured to be B(η→π+π-e +e-)=(2.11±0.12(stat)±0.14(syst)) ×10-3, which is in good agreement with theoretical predictions and the previous measurement, but is determined with much higher precision. No η signal is found in the π+π -μ+μ- mass spectrum, and the upper limit is determined to be B(η→π+π -μ+μ-)<2.9×10-5 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092011
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 28 2013

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