Observation of hc Radiative Decay hc →γη′ and Evidence for hc →γη

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

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A search for radiative decays of the P-wave spin singlet charmonium resonance hc is performed based on 4.48×108 ψ′ events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring. Events of the reaction channels hc→γη′ and γη are observed with a statistical significance of 8.4σ and 4.0σ, respectively, for the first time. The branching fractions of hc→γη′ and hc→γη are measured to be B(hc→γη′)=(1.52±0.27±0.29)×10-3 and B(hc→γη)=(4.7±1.5±1.4)×10-4, respectively, where the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic uncertainties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number251802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 21 2016

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