Search for invisible decays of ω and ϕ with J/ψ data at BESIII

BESIII Collaboration, Zahra Haddadi, Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki, Myroslav Kavatsyuk, Johannes Messchendorp, Marcel Tiemens

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    Using a data sample of (1310.6±7.0)×106  J/ψ events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII collider, we perform the first experimental search for invisible decays of a light vector meson (V=ω, ϕ) via J/ψ→Vη decays. The decay of η→π+π−π0 is utilized to tag the V meson decaying into the invisible final state. No evidence for a significant invisible signal is observed, and the upper limits on the ratio of branching fractions at the 90% confidence level are determined to be B(ω→invisible)B(ω→π+π−π0)<8.1×10−5 and B(ϕ→invisible)B(ϕ→K+K−)<3.4×10−4. By using the world average values of B(ω→π+π−π0) and B(ϕ→K+K−), the upper limits on the decay branching fractions at the 90% confidence level are set as B(ω→invisible)<7.3×10−5 and B(ϕ→invisible)<1.7×10−4, respectively.
    Originele taal-2English
    TijdschriftPhysical Review D
    Nummer van het tijdschrift3
    StatusPublished - 3-aug.-2018

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