Observation of a Neutral Structure near the D D ¯ ∗ Mass Threshold in e+e- → (D D ¯ ∗)0π0 at s =4.226 and 4.257 GeV

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 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)

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A neutral structure in the DD¯∗ system around the DD¯∗ mass threshold is observed with a statistical significance greater than 10σ in the processes e+e-→D+D∗-π0+c.c. and e+e-→D0D¯∗0π0+c.c. at s=4.226 and 4.257 GeV in the BESIII experiment. The structure is denoted as Zc(3885)0. Assuming the presence of a resonance, its pole mass and width are determined to be [3885.7-5.7+4.3(stat)±8.4(syst)] MeV/c2 and [35-12+11(stat)±15(syst)] MeV, respectively. The Born cross sections are measured to be σ[e+e-→Zc(3885)0π0,Zc(3885)0→DD¯∗]=[77±13(stat)±17(syst)] pb at 4.226 GeV and [47±9(stat)±10(syst)] pb at 4.257 GeV. The ratio of decay rates B[Zc(3885)0→D+D∗-+c.c.]/B[Zc(3885)0→D0D¯∗0+c.c.] is determined to be 0.96±0.18(stat)±0.12(syst), consistent with no isospin violation in the process, Zc(3885)0→DD¯∗.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number222002
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 24 2015

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