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Published October 10, 2011 | Published
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Study of radiative bottomonium transitions using converted photons


We use (111±1) million Υ(3S) and (89±1) million Υ(2S) events recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at SLAC to perform a study of radiative transitions between bottomonium states using photons that have been converted to e^+e^- pairs by the detector material. We observe Υ(3S)→γ_(χb0,2)(1P) decay, make precise measurements of the branching fractions for χ_(b1,2)(1P,2P)→γΥ(1S) and χ_(b1,2)(2P)→γΥ(2S) decays, and search for radiative decay to the η_b(1S) and η_b(2S) states.

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© 2011 American Physical Society. Received 27 April 2011; published 10 October 2011; corrected 18 October 2011. We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our PEP-II colleagues in achieving the excellent luminosity and machine conditions that have made this work possible. The success of this project also relies critically on the expertise and dedication of the computing organizations that support BABAR. The collaborating institutions wish to thank SLAC for its support and the kind hospitality extended to them. This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), the Commissariat a` l'Energie Atomique and Institut National de Physique Nucle´aire et de Physique des Particules (France), the Bundesministerium fu¨ r Bildung und Forschung and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy), the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (The Netherlands), the Research Council of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacio´n (Spain), and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie IEF program (European Union), the A. P. Sloan Foundation (USA) and the Binational Science Foundation (USA-Israel).

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