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Observation of e+e-→ρ+ρ- near s=10.58GeV

  • 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 report the first observation of e+e-→ρ+ρ-, in a data sample of 379fb-1 collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e+e- storage ring at center-of-mass energies near s=10.58GeV. We measure a cross section of σ(e+e-→ρ+ρ-)=8.3±0.7(stat)±0.8(syst)fb within the range of |cos θ*|<0.8 and |cos θ±|<0.85, where θ* is the center-of-mass polar angle of the ρ± meson and θ± are the angles in the ρ± rest frame between the direction of the boost from the laboratory frame and the direction of the π±. Assuming production through single-photon annihilation, there are three independent helicity amplitudes. We measure the ratios of their squared moduli to be |F00|2|F10|2|F11|2=0.51±0.14(stat)±0.07(syst)0. 10±0.04(stat)±0.01(syst)0.04±0.03(stat)±0.01(syst). The |F00|2 result is inconsistent with the prediction of 1.0 made by QCD models with a significance of 3.1 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

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