Observation of chi(cJ) decays to Lambda(Lambda)over-bar pi(+)pi(-)

M. Ablikim*, M. N. Achasov, D. J. Ambrose, F. F. An, Q. An, Z. H. An, J. Z. Bai, Y. Ban, J. Becker, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, J. M. Bian, E. Boger, O. Bondarenko, I. Boyko, R. A. Briere, V. Bytev, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. CalcaterraG. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, Y. P. Chu, D. Cronin-Hennessy, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, I. Denysenko, M. Destefanis, W. M. Ding, Y. Ding, L. Y. Dong, M. Y. Dong, S. X. Du, J. Fang, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, M. Kavatsyuk, H. Loehner, J. G. Messchendorp, BESIII Collaboration

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Decays of the chi(cJ) states (J = 0, 1, 2) to Lambda(Lambda) over bar pi(+)pi(-), including processes with intermediate Sigma(1385), are studied through the E1 transition psi(1) -> gamma chi(cJ) using 106 x 10(6) psi(1) events collected with the BESIII detector at BEPCII. This is the first observation of chi(cJ) decays to the final state Lambda(Lambda) over bar pi(+)pi(-). The branching ratio of the intermediate process chi(cJ) -> (Sigma) over bar (1385)(+/-) (Sigma) over bar (1385)(-/+) is also measured for the first time, and the results agree with the theoretical predictions based on the color-octet effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052004
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 13-Sep-2012

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