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Published March 1, 2006 | Published
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The e^+e^- → 3(π^+π^-), 2(π^+π^-π^0) and K^+K^-2(π^+π^-) cross sections at center-of-mass energies from production threshold to 4.5 GeV measured with initial-state radiation


We study the processes e^+e^- → 3(π^+π^-)γ, 2(π^+π^-π^0)γ and K^+K^-2(π^+π^-)γ, with the photon radiated from the initial state. About 20 000, 33 000 and 4000 fully reconstructed events, respectively, have been selected from 232  fb^(-1) of BABAR data. The invariant mass of the hadronic final state defines the effective e^+e^- center-of-mass energy, so that these data can be compared with the corresponding direct e^+e^- measurements. From the 3(π^+π^-), 2(π^+π^-π^0) and K^+K^-2(π^+π^-) mass spectra, the cross sections for the processes e^+e^- → 3(π^+π^-), e^+e^- → 2(π^+π^-π^0) and e^+e^- → K^+K^-2(π^+π^-) are measured for center-of-mass energies from production threshold to 4.5 GeV. The uncertainty in the cross section measurement is typically 6%–15%. We observe a structure at 1.9 GeV in both cross sections and a resonance structure with mass 1645 ± 0.008  GeV/c^2 and width 0.114 ± 0.014  GeV when the ω(782)η final state is extracted. We observe the J/ψ in all these final states and measure the corresponding branching fractions.

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© 2006 American Physical Society. Received 3 February 2006; published 7 March 2006. 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 US Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), Institute of High Energy Physics (China), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (France), the Bundesministerium für 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 Science and Technology of the Russian Federation, and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (United Kingdom). Individuals have received support from CONACyT (Mexico), the Marie-Curie Intra European Fellowship program (European Union), the A. P. Sloan Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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