Partial wave analysis of J/ψ →γηη′

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Based on a sample of (10.09±0.04)×109 J/ψ events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring, a partial wave analysis of the decay J/ψ→γηη′ is performed. An isoscalar state with exotic quantum numbers JPC=1-+, denoted as η1(1855), has been observed for the first time with statistical significance larger than 19σ. Its mass and width are measured to be (1855±9-1+6) MeV/c2 and (188±18-8+3) MeV, respectively. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. The product branching fraction B(J/ψ→γη1(1855))B(η1(1855)→ηη′) is measured to be (2.70±0.41-0.35+0.16)×10-6. In addition, an upper limit on the ratio of branching fractions B(f0(1710)→ηη′)/B(f0(1710)→ππ) is determined to be 1.61×10-3 at 90% confidence level, which lends support to the hypothesis that the f0(1710) has a large glueball component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072012
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2022

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Funding Information:
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 R&D Program of China under Contracts No. 2020YFA0406300, No. 2020YFA0406400; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11675183, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, No. 11835012, No. 11922511, No. 11935015, No. 11935016, No. 11935018, No. 11961141012, No. 12022510, No. 12025502, No. 12035009, No. 12035013, No. 12061131003; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1732263, No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contract No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; ERC under Contract No. 758462; European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Contract No. Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 894790; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts Nos. 443159800, Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, GRK 214; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; Olle Engkvist Foundation under Contract No. 200-0605; STFC (United Kingdom); The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Contract No. 2016.0157; The Royal Society, UK under Contracts No. DH140054, No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; U. S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0012069.

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