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Study of the e+e- →k+K- reaction in the energy range from 2.6 to 8.0 GeV

  • Author(s): Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Tisserand, V
  • Grauges, E
  • Palano, A
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Brown, DN
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Lee, MJ
  • Lynch, G
  • Koch, H
  • Schroeder, T
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • So, RY
  • Khan, A
  • Blinov, VE
  • Buzykaev, AR
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Kravchenko, EA
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Dey, B
  • Gary, JW
  • Long, O
  • Franco Sevilla, M
  • Hong, TM
  • Kovalskyi, D
  • Richman, JD
  • West, CA
  • Eisner, AM
  • Lockman, WS
  • Panduro Vazquez, W
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Chao, DS
  • Cheng, CH
  • Echenard, B
  • Flood, KT
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Kim, J
  • Miyashita, TS
  • Ongmongkolkul, P
  • Porter, FC
  • Röhrken, M
  • Andreassen, R
  • Huard, Z
  • Meadows, BT
  • Pushpawela, BG
  • Sokoloff, MD
  • Sun, L
  • Ford, WT
  • Smith, JG
  • Wagner, SR
  • Ayad, R
  • Toki, WH
  • Spaan, B
  • Bernard, D
  • Verderi, M
  • Playfer, S
  • Bettoni, D
  • Bozzi, C
  • Calabrese, R
  • Cibinetto, G
  • Fioravanti, E
  • Garzia, I
  • Luppi, E
  • Piemontese, L
  • Santoro, V
  • Calcaterra, A
  • De Sangro, R
  • Finocchiaro, G
  • Martellotti, S
  • Patteri, P
  • Peruzzi, IM
  • Piccolo, M
  • Zallo, A
  • Contri, R
  • Monge, MR
  • Passaggio, S
  • Patrignani, C
  • Bhuyan, B
  • Prasad, V
  • Adametz, A
  • Uwer, U
  • Lacker, HM
  • Mallik, U
  • Chen, C
  • Cochran, J
  • Prell, S
  • Ahmed, H
  • Gritsan, AV
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2015 American Physical Society. © 2015 American Physical Society. The e+e-→K+K- cross section and charged-kaon electromagnetic form factor are measured in the e+e- center-of-mass energy range (E) from 2.6 to 8.0 GeV using the initial-state radiation technique with an undetected photon. The study is performed using 469fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II2 e+e- collider at center-of-mass energies near 10.6 GeV. The form factor is found to decrease with energy faster than 1/E2 and approaches the asymptotic QCD prediction. Production of the K+K- final state through the J/ψ and ψ(2S) intermediate states is observed. The results for the kaon form factor are used together with data from other experiments to perform a model-independent determination of the relative phases between electromagnetic (single-photon) and strong amplitudes in J/ψ and ψ(2S)→K+K- decays. The values of the branching fractions measured in the reaction e+e-→K+K- are shifted relative to their true values due to interference between resonant and nonresonant amplitudes. The values of these shifts are determined to be about ±5% for the J/ψ meson and ±15% for the ψ(2S) meson.

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