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Observation of ηc(2S)→pp¯ and search for X(3872)→pp¯ decays

Abstract : The first observation of the decay ηc(2S)→pp¯ is reported using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb−1 recorded by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The ηc(2S) resonance is produced in the decay B+→[cc¯]K+. The product of branching fractions normalised to that for the J/ψ intermediate state, Rηc(2S), is measured to be Rηc(2S)≡B(B+→ηc(2S)K+)×B(ηc(2S)→pp¯)B(B+→J/ψK+)×B(J/ψ→pp¯)= (1.58±0.33±0.09)×10−2, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. No signals for the decays B+→X(3872)(→pp¯)K+ and B+→ψ(3770)(→pp¯)K+ are seen, and the 95\% confidence level upper limits on their relative branching ratios are % found to be RX(3872)<0.25×10−2 and Rψ(3770))<0.10. In addition, the mass differences between the ηc(1S) and the J/ψ states, between the ηc(2S) and the ψ(2S) states, and the natural width of the ηc(1S) are measured as MJ/ψ−Mηc(1S)= 110.2±0.5±0.9MeV,Mψ(2S)−Mηc(2S)= 52.5±1.7±0.6MeV,Γηc(1S)= 34.0±1.9±1.3MeV.
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R. Aaij, L. Beaucourt, M. Chefdeville, D. Decamp, N. Déléage, et al.. Observation of ηc(2S)→pp¯ and search for X(3872)→pp¯ decays. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2017, 769, pp.305-313. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2017.03.046⟩. ⟨in2p3-01347970⟩



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