Study of light scalar mesons through Ds+ →π0π0e+νe and KS0 KS0 e+νe decays

(BESIII Collaboration)

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Using 6.32 fb-1 of e+e- collision data recorded by the BESIII detector at center-of-mass energies between 4.178 to 4.226 GeV, we present the first measurement of the decay Ds+→f0(980)e+νe,f0(980)→π0π0. The product branching fraction of Ds+→f0(980)e+νe,f0(980)→π0π0 is measured to be (7.9±1.4stat±0.4syst)×10-4, with a statistical significance of 7.8σ. Furthermore, the upper limits on the product branching fractions of Ds+→f0(500)e+νe with f0(500)→π0π0 and the branching fraction of Ds+→KS0KS0e+νe are set to be 7.3×10-4 and 3.8×10-4 at 90% confidence level, respectively. Our results provide valuable inputs to the understanding of the structures of light scalar mesons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL031101
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

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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. 2020YFA0406400, No. 2020YFA0406300; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, No. 11835012, No. 11875054, No. 11935015, No. 11935016, No. 11935018, No. 11961141012, No. 12022510, No. 12025502, No. 12035009, No. 12035013, No. 12061131003, No. 12192260, No. 12192261, No. 12192262, No. 12192263, No. 12192264, No. 12192265; 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. U2032104, No. U1732263, No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contract 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; European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Contract No. Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 894790; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts No. 443159800, Collaborative Research Center No. CRC 1044, No. FOR 2359, No. FOR 2359, No. 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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