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Measurement of initial-state-final-state radiation interference in the processes e+e- →μ+μ-γ and e+e- →π+π-γ

  • 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. Charge asymmetry in the processes e+e-→μ+μ-γ and e+e-→π+π-γ is measured using 232 fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector at e+e- center-of-mass energies near 10.58 GeV. An observable is introduced and shown to be very robust against detector asymmetries while keeping a large sensitivity to the physical charge asymmetry that results from the interference between initial- and final-state radiation (FSR). The asymmetry is determined as a function of the invariant mass of the final-state tracks from production threshold to a few GeV/c2. It is compared to the expectation from QED for e+e-→μ+μ-γ, and from theoretical models for e+e-→π+π-γ. A clear interference pattern is observed in e+e-→π+π-γ, particularly in the vicinity of the f2(1270) resonance. The inferred rate of lowest-order FSR production is consistent with the QED expectation for e+e-→μ+μ-γ, and is negligibly small for e+e-→π+π-γ.

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