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Published October 1, 2012 | Published
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Study of X(3915) → J/ψω in two-photon collisions


We study the process γγ → J/ψω using a data sample of 519.2  fb^(-1) recorded by the BABAR detector at SLAC at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e^+e^- collider at center-of-mass energies near the Υ(nS) (n=2,3,4) resonances. We confirm the existence of the charmoniumlike resonance X(3915) decaying to J/ψω with a significance of 7.6 standard deviations, including systematic uncertainties, and measure its mass (3919.4±2.2±1.6)  MeV/c^2 and width (13±6±3)  MeV, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. A spin-parity analysis supports the assignment J^P = 0^+ and therefore the identification of the signal as due to the χ_(c0)(2P) resonance. In this hypothesis we determine the product between the two-photon width and the final state branching fraction to be (52±10±3)  eV.

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© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 12 July 2012; published 1 October 2012. 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 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 (Netherlands), the Research Council of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovaciόn (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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