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Published December 1, 2018 | Published
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Measurement of the γ∗γ∗ → η' transition form factor


We study the process e^+e^− → e^+e^−η′ in the double-tag mode and measure for the first time the γ⋆γ⋆ → η′ transition form factor F_η′(Q^2_1,Q^2_2) in the momentum-transfer range 2 < Q^2_1, Q^2_2 < 60  GeV^2. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of around 469  fb^(-1) collected at the PEP-II e^+e^− collider with the BABAR detector at center-of-mass energies near 10.6 GeV.

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© 2018 Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3. Received 26 August 2018; published 5 December 2018. We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our PEP-II2 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 Economía y Competitividad (Spain), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom), and the Binational Science Foundation (U.S.-Israel). Individuals have received support from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grant No. 18-32-01020), the Marie-Curie IEF program (European Union) and the A. P. Sloan Foundation (USA).

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