Observation of the decays χcJ →φφη

BESIII Collaboration

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Using a data sample of (448.1±2.9)×106 ψ(3686) decays collected by the BESIII detector at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPCII), we observe the decays χcJ→φφη(J=0,1,2), where the χcJ are produced via the radiative processes ψ(3686)→γχcJ. The branching fractions are measured to be B(χc0→φφη)=(8.41±0.74±0.62)×10-4, B(χc1→φφη)=(2.96±0.43±0.22)×10-4, and B(χc2→φφη)=(5.33±0.52±0.39)×10-4, where the first uncertainties are statistical, and the second are systematic. We also search for intermediate states in the φφ or ηφ subsystems, but no significant structure is seen due to the limited statistics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012012
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 24 2020

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The BESIII Collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11805037, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, and No. 11835012; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1832121, No. U1632107, No. U1532257, No. U1532258, No. U1732263, and No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003 and No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPAC) and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; ERC under Contract No. 758462; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts No. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044 and No. FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) under Contract No. 530-4CDP03; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; STFC (United Kingdom); the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Contract No. 2016.0157; the Royal Society, UK, under Contracts No. DH140054 and No. DH160214; the Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, and No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt.

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