Observation of the Decay X (3872) →π0χc1 (1P)

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Using a total of 9.0 fb-1 of e+e- collision data with center-of-mass energies between 4.15 and 4.30 GeV collected by the BESIII detector, we search for the processes e+e-→γX(3872) with X(3872)→π0χcJ for J=0, 1, 2. We report the first observation of X(3872)→π0χc1, a new decay mode of the X(3872), with a statistical significance of more than 5σ for all systematic fit variations. Normalizing to the previously established process e+e-→γX(3872) with X(3872)→π+π-J/ψ, we find B(X(3872)→π0χc1)/B(X(3872)→π+π-J/ψ)=0.88-0.27+0.33±0.10, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. We set 90% confidence level upper limits on the corresponding ratios for the decays to π0χc0 and π0χc2 of 19 and 1.1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number202001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 23 2019

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