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Precise measurement of the e+e-→π+π-(γ) cross section with the initial-state radiation method at BABAR

  • Author(s): Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Tisserand, V
  • Garra Tico, J
  • Grauges, E
  • Palano, A
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Brown, DN
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Lynch, G
  • Koch, H
  • Schroeder, T
  • Asgeirsson, DJ
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Khan, A
  • Blinov, VE
  • Buzykaev, AR
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Kravchenko, EA
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Yushkov, AN
  • Bondioli, M
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Atmacan, H
  • Gary, JW
  • Liu, F
  • Long, O
  • Vitug, GM
  • Campagnari, C
  • Hong, TM
  • Kovalskyi, D
  • Richman, JD
  • West, CA
  • Eisner, AM
  • Kroseberg, J
  • Lockman, WS
  • Martinez, AJ
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Chao, DS
  • Cheng, CH
  • Echenard, B
  • Flood, KT
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Ongmongkolkul, P
  • Porter, FC
  • Rakitin, AY
  • Andreassen, R
  • Huard, Z
  • Meadows, BT
  • Sokoloff, MD
  • Sun, L
  • Bloom, PC
  • Ford, WT
  • Gaz, A
  • Nauenberg, U
  • Smith, JG
  • Wagner, SR
  • Ayad, R
  • Toki, WH
  • Spaan, B
  • Schubert, KR
  • Schwierz, R
  • Bernard, D
  • Verderi, M
  • Clark, PJ
  • Playfer, S
  • Bettoni, D
  • Bozzi, C
  • Calabrese, R
  • Cibinetto, G
  • Fioravanti, E
  • Garzia, I
  • Luppi, E
  • Munerato, M
  • Negrini, M
  • Piemontese, L
  • Santoro, V
  • Baldini-Ferroli, R
  • Calcaterra, A
  • et al.
Abstract

A precise measurement of the cross section of the process e+e-→π+π-(γ) from threshold to an energy of 3GeV is obtained with the initial-state radiation (ISR) method using 232fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector at e+e-center-of-mass energies near 10.6GeV. The ISR luminosity is determined from a study of the leptonic process e+e-→μ+μ-(γ) γISR, which is found to agree with the next-to-leading-order QED prediction to within 1.1%. The cross section for the process e+e-→π+π-(γ) is obtained with a systematic uncertainty of 0.5% in the dominant ρ resonance region. The leading-order hadronic contribution to the muon magnetic anomaly calculated using the measured ππ cross section from threshold to 1.8GeV is (514.1±2.2(stat)±3.1(syst))×10-10. © 2012 American Physical Society.

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