Observation of J /ψ →γηπ0

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, S. Ahmed, 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, N. Berger, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, J. M. Bian, F. BianchiE. Boger, I. Boyko, R. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. Chai, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, P. L. 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, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

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Abstract

We present the first study of the process J/ψ→γηπ0 using (223.7±1.4)×106 J/ψ events accumulated with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII facility. The branching fraction for J/ψ→γηπ0 is measured to be B(J/ψ→γηπ0)=(2.14±0.18(stat)±0.25(syst))×10-5. With a Bayesian approach, the upper limits of the branching fractions B(J/ψ→γa0(980),a0(980)→ηπ0) and B(J/ψ→γa2(1320),a2(1320)→ηπ0) are determined to be 2.5×10-6 and 6.6×10-6 at the 95% confidence level, respectively. All of these measurements are given for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072005
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume94
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 2016

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