Light meson spectroscopy from Dalitz plot analyses of ηc decays to η0 K+K− , η0 π + π − , and ηπ + π − produced in two-photon interactions
Lees, Jean-Pierre; Poireau, Vincent; Tisserand, Vincent; Grauges, Eugeni; Palano, Antimo; Eigen, Gerald; Brown, David Nathan; Kolomensky, Yury G.; Fritsch, Miriam; Koch, Helmut; Schroeder, Torsten; Cheaib, Racha; Hearty, Christopher; Mattison, Tom S.; McKenna, Janis A.; So, Rocky Y.; Blinov, Vladimir E.; Buzykaev, Alexey; Druzhinin, Vladimir P.; Kozyrev, Evgeny A.; Kravchenko, Evgeniy A.; Onuchin, Alexei P.; Serednyakov, Sergey I.; Skovpen, Yuri I.; Solodov, Evgeni Petrovich; Todyshev, Korneliy Yu.; Lankford, Andrew J.; Dey, Biplab; Gary, J. William; Long, Owen; Eisner, Alan M.; Lockman, William S.; Panduro-Vazquez, William; Chao, Daniel S.; Cheng, Chih-Hsiang; Echenard, Bertrand; Flood, Kevin T.; Hitlin, David G.; Kim, Jae; Lee, Myeongjae; Miyashita, Tomonari S.; Ongmongkolkul, Piti; Oyang, James; Porter, Frank C.; Röhrken, Markus; Huard, Zachary; Meadows, Brian T.; Pushpawela, Buddhi G.; Sokoloff, Michael D.; Sun, Liang; BABAR, Collaboration
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Original versionPhysical Review D. 2021, 104 (7), 072002. 10.1103/PhysRevD.104.072002
We study the processes γγ→ηc→η′K+K−, η′π+π−, and ηπ+π− using a data sample of 519 fb−1 recorded with the BABAR detector operating at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e− collider at center-of-mass energies at and near the Υ(nS) (n=2, 3, 4) resonances. This is the first observation of the decay ηc→η′K+K− and we measure the branching fraction Γ(ηc→η′K+K−)/(Γ(ηc→η′π+π−)=0.644±0.039stat±0.032sys. Significant interference is observed between γγ→ηc→ηπ+π− and the nonresonant two-photon process γγ→ηπ+π−. A Dalitz plot analysis is performed of ηc decays to η′K+K−, η′π+π−, and ηπ+π−. Combined with our previous analysis of ηc→K¯Kπ, we measure the K∗0(1430) parameters and the ratio between its η′K and πK couplings. The decay ηc→η′π+π− is dominated by the f0(2100) resonance, also observed in J/ψ radiative decays. A new a0(1700)→ηπ resonance is observed in the ηc→ηπ+π− channel. We also compare ηc decays to η and η′ final states in association with scalar mesons as they relate to the identification of the scalar glueball.