Two-photon widths of the χcJ states of charmonium

K. M. Ecklund, W. Love, V. Savinov, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P J Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, Q. He, J. Insler, H. MuramatsuC. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, S. Khalil, J. Li, R. Mountain, S. Nisar, K. Randrianarivony, N. Sultana, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, J. Reed, R. A. Briere, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, D. Hertz, J. M. Hunt, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. Ledoux, H. Mahlke-Krüger, D. Mohapatra, P. U E Onyisi, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, S. B. Athar, R. Patel, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, B. I. Eisenstein, I. Karliner, S. Mehrabyan, N. Lowrey, M. Selen, E. J. White, J. Wiss, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, B. W. Lang, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, J. Libby, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson

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Abstract

Using a data sample of 24.5×106 ψ(2S) the reactions ψ(2S)→γχcJ, χcJ→γγ have been studied for the first time to determine the two-photon widths of the χcJ states of charmonium in their decay into two photons. The measured quantities are B(ψ(2S)→γχc0)×B(χc0→γγ)=(2. 17±0.32±0.10)×10-5 and B(ψ(2S)→γχc2) ×B(χc2→γγ)=(2.68±0.28±0.15)×10-5. Using values for B(ψ(2S)→γχc0,c2) and Γ(χc0,c2) from the literature the two-photon widths are derived to be Γγ γ(χc0)=(2.36±0.35±0.22)keV, Γγγ(χ c2)=(0.66±0.07±0.06)keV, and R≡Γγγ(χ c2)/Γγγ(χc0)=0.278±0.050±0.036. The importance of the measurement of R is emphasized. For the forbidden transition, χc1→γγ, an upper limit of Γγγ(χc1) <0.03keV is established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091501
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume78
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2008

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    Ecklund, K. M., Love, W., Savinov, V., Lopez, A., Mendez, H., Ramirez, J., Ge, J. Y., Miller, D. H., Shipsey, I. P. J., Xin, B., Adams, G. S., Anderson, M., Cummings, J. P., Danko, I., Hu, D., Moziak, B., Napolitano, J., He, Q., Insler, J., ... Wilkinson, G. (2008). Two-photon widths of the χcJ states of charmonium. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 78(9), [091501]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.78.091501