Search for ηc(2S)hc→ pp¯ decays and measurements of the χcJ→ pp¯ branching fractions

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, D. J. Ambrose, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, J. M. Bian, E. Boger, O. Bondarenko, I. Boyko, S. Braun, R. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. CaiO. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, Y. P. Chu, D. Cronin-Hennessy, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, I. Denysenko, M. Destefanis, W. M. Ding, Y. Ding, C. Dong, J. Dong, R. Poling, BESlll Collaboration

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Using a sample of 1.06 × 108φ(3686) events collected with the BESIII detector at BEPCII, the decays ηc(2S) → pp¯ and hcpp¯ are searched for, where ηc(2S) and hc are reconstructed in the decay chains φ(3686) → γηc(2S), ηc(2S) → pp¯ and χ(3686) → π0hc, hc→ pp¯, respectively. No significant signals are observed. The upper limits of the product branching fractions are determined to be B(φ(3686) → γηc(2S)) × B(ηc(2S) → pp¯) < 1.4 × 10-6and B(φ(3686) → π0hc) × B(hc→ pp¯) < 1.3 × 10-7at the 90% C.L.. The branching fractions for χcJ→ pp¯ (J = 0, 1, 2) are also measured to be (24.5 ± 0.8 ± 1.3, 8.6 ± 0.5 ± 0.5, 8.4 ± 0.5 ± 0.5) × 10-5, which are the world's most precise measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 3 2013

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