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Study of hadronic transitions between Υ states and observation of Υ(4S)→ηΥ(1S) decay

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Bona, M
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prencipe, E
  • Prudent, X
  • Tisserand, V
  • Tico, JG
  • Grauges, E
  • Lopez, L
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Sun, L
  • Abrams, GS
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Cahn, RN
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • Lynch, G
  • Osipenkov, IL
  • Ronan, MT
  • Tackmann, K
  • Tanabe, T
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Soni, N
  • Watson, AT
  • Koch, H
  • Schroeder, T
  • Walker, D
  • Asgeirsson, DJ
  • Fulsom, BG
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Barrett, M
  • Khan, A
  • Teodorescu, L
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Buzykaev, AR
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Bondioli, M
  • Curry, S
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Lund, P
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Martin, EC
  • Stoker, DP
  • Abachi, S
  • Buchanan, C
  • Gary, JW
  • Liu, F
  • Long, O
  • Shen, BC
  • Vitug, GM
  • Yasin, Z
  • Zhang, L
  • Sharma, V
  • Campagnari, C
  • Hong, TM
  • Kovalskyi, D
  • Mazur, MA
  • Richman, JD
  • Beck, TW
  • Eisner, AM
  • Flacco, CJ
  • Heusch, CA
  • Kroseberg, J
  • Lockman, WS
  • Schalk, T
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Wang, L
  • Wilson, MG
  • Winstrom, LO
  • Cheng, CH
  • Doll, DA
  • Echenard, B
  • Fang, F
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Narsky, I
  • Piatenko, T
  • Porter, FC
  • et al.
Abstract

We present a study of hadronic transitions between Υ(mS) (m=4, 3, 2) and Υ(nS) (n=2, 1) resonances based on 347.5fb-1 of data taken with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage rings. We report the first observation of Υ(4S)→ηΥ(1S) decay with a branching fraction B(Υ(4S)→ηΥ(1S))=(1.96±0.06stat±0.09syst) ×10-4 and measure the ratio of partial widths Γ(Υ(4S) →ηΥ(1S))/Γ(Υ(4S)→π+π-Υ(1S))=2. 41±0.40stat±0.12syst. We set 90% CL upper limits on the ratios Γ(Υ(2S)→ηΥ(1S))/Γ(Υ(2S)→π+π- Υ(1S))<5.2×10-3 and Γ(Υ(3S)→ηΥ(1S))/ Γ(Υ(3S)→π+π-Υ(1S))<1.9×10-2. We also present new measurements of the ratios Γ(Υ(4S)→π+π-Υ(2S))/ Γ(Υ(4S)→π+π-Υ(1S))=1.16±0.16stat±0. 14syst and Γ(Υ(3S)→π+π-Υ(2S))/Γ(Υ(3S) →π+π-Υ(1S))=0.577±0.026stat±0.060syst. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

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