Observation of the hc(1P) Using e⊃+e⊃- Collisions above the DD̄ Threshold

T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, T. Xiao, L. Martin, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. NapolitanoK. M. Ecklund, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, J. Zhu, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, K. Randrianarivony, G. Tatishvili, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, J. Libby, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, C. M. Tarbert, D. Besson

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Using 586pb⊃-1 of e⊃+e⊃- collision data at E c.m.=4170MeV, produced at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring collider and collected with the CLEO-c detector, we observe the process e⊃+e⊃-→π⊃+π⊃-hc(1P). We measure its cross section to be 15.6±2.3±1.9±3.0pb, where the third error is due to the external uncertainty on the branching fraction of ψ(2S)→π0hc(1P), which we use for normalization. We also find evidence for e⊃+e⊃-→ηhc(1P) at 4170 MeV at the 3σ level and see hints of a rise in the e⊃+e⊃- →π⊃+π⊃-hc(1P) cross section at 4260 MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041803
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 20 2011

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    Pedlar, T. K., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Hietala, J., Dobbs, S., Metreveli, Z., Seth, K. K., Tomaradze, A., Xiao, T., Martin, L., Powell, A., Wilkinson, G., Mendez, H., Ge, J. Y., Miller, D. H., Shipsey, I. P. J., Xin, B., Adams, G. S., Hu, D., Moziak, B., ... Besson, D. (2011). Observation of the hc(1P) Using e⊃+e⊃- Collisions above the DD̄ Threshold. Physical review letters, 107(4), [041803]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.041803