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Evidence for the hb(1P) meson in the decay ?(3S) →π0hb(1P)

  • Author(s): Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prencipe, E
  • Tisserand, V
  • Garra Tico, J
  • Grauges, E
  • Martinelli, M
  • Milanes, DA
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Sun, L
  • Brown, DN
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Lynch, G
  • Osipenkov, IL
  • 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
  • Curry, S
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Stoker, DP
  • 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
  • Schalk, T
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Cheng, CH
  • Doll, DA
  • Echenard, B
  • Flood, KT
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Ongmongkolkul, P
  • Porter, FC
  • Rakitin, AY
  • Andreassen, R
  • Dubrovin, MS
  • Meadows, BT
  • Sokoloff, MD
  • Bloom, PC
  • Ford, WT
  • Gaz, A
  • Nagel, M
  • Nauenberg, U
  • Smith, JG
  • Wagner, SR
  • Ayad, R
  • Toki, WH
  • Jasper, H
  • Petzold, A
  • Spaan, B
  • Kobel, MJ
  • Schubert, KR
  • Schwierz, R
  • Bernard, D
  • Verderi, M
  • Clark, PJ
  • Playfer, S
  • Watson, JE
  • Bettoni, D
  • Bozzi, C
  • Calabrese, R
  • et al.
Abstract

Using a sample of 122×106 Υ(3S) events recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e-collider at SLAC, we search for the hb(1P) spin-singlet partner of the P-wave χbJ(1P) states in the sequential decay Υ(3S) →π0hb(1P), hb(1P) →γηb(1S). We observe an excess of events above background in the distribution of the recoil mass against the π0 at mass 9902±4(stat)±2(syst)MeV/c2. The width of the observed signal is consistent with experimental resolution, and its significance is 3.1σ, including systematic uncertainties. We obtain the value (4.3±1.1(stat) ±0.9(syst))×10-4 for the product branching fraction B(Υ(3S)→π0hb)×B(hb→γηb). © 2011 American Physical Society.

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