Observation of a Charged Charmoniumlike Structure in e(+)e(-) -> pi(+)pi(-) J/psi at root s=4.26 GeV

M. Ablikim*, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, D. J. Ambrose, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, J. Becker, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, J. M. Bian, E. Boger, O. Bondarenko, I. Boyko, R. A. Briere, V. Bytev, H. CaiX. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, J.C. Chen, M.L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. 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, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, M. Kavatsyuk, Cheng Liu, H. Loehner, J. G. Messchendorp, H. Moeini, Y. S. Zhu, BESIII Collaboration

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    We study the process e(+)e(-) -> pi(+)pi(-) J/psi at a center-of-mass energy of 4.260 GeV using a 525 pb(-1) data sample collected with the BESIII detector operating at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider. The Born cross section is measured to be (62.9 +/- 1.9 +/- 3.7) pb, consistent with the production of the Y(4260). We observe a structure at around 3.9 GeV/c(2) in the pi(+/-) J/psi mass spectrum, which we refer to as the Z(c)(3900). If interpreted as a new particle, it is unusual in that it carries an electric charge and couples to charmonium. A fit to the pi(+/-) J/psi invariant mass spectrum, neglecting interference, results in a mass of (3899.0 +/- 3.6 +/- 4.9) MeV/c(2) and a width of (46 +/- 10 +/- 20) MeV. Its production ratio is measured to be R = (sigma(e(+)e(-) -> pi(+/-) Z(c)(3900)(-/+) -> pi(+)pi(-) J/psi)/sigma(e(+)e(-) -> pi(+)pi(-) J/psi)) = (21.5 +/- 3.3 +/- 7.5)%. In all measurements the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic.

    Originele taal-2English
    Aantal pagina's7
    TijdschriftPhysical Review Letters
    Nummer van het tijdschrift25
    StatusPublished - 17-jun.-2013

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