Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Previously Published Works bannerUC Berkeley

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


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 h b(1P) spin-singlet partner of the P-wave χ bJ(1P) states in the sequential decay Υ(3S) →π0h b(1P), h b(1P) →γη b(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)→π0h b)×B(h b→γη b). © 2011 American Physical Society.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View