Measurement of resonance production in the reactions γγ →π0π0 and γγ →π0η

T. Oest, J. Olsson, J. Allison, K. Ambrus, R. J. Barlow, W. Bartel, S. Bethke, C. K. Bowdery, S. L. Cartwright, J. Chrin, D. Clarke, A. Dieckmann, I. P. Duerdoth, G. Eckerlin, E. Elsen, R. Felst, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, T. Greenshaw, J. HagemannD. Haidt, J. Heintze, G. Heinzelmann, K. H. Hellenbrand, P. Hill, G. Hughes, H. Kado, K. Kawagoe, C. Kleinwort, G. Knies, S. Komamiya, H. Krehbiel, J. v. Krogh, M. Kuhlen, F. K. Loebinger, A. A. Macbeth, N. Magnussen, R. Marshall, R. Meinke, R. P. Middleton, P. G. Murphy, B. Naroska, J. M. Nye, F. Ould-Saada, D. Pitzl, R. Ramcke, H. Rieseberg, A. Sato, D. Schmidt, L. Smolik, U. Schneekloth, J. A.J. Skard, J. Spitzer, P. Steffen, K. Stephens, T. Takeshita, A. Wagner, I. W. Walker, G. Weber, M. Zimmer, G. T. Zorn

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Abstract

Resonance production in the γγ reactions e+e-→e+e+e-π0π0 and e+e-π0η has been studied with the JADE detector at PETRA. The decay widths into γγ of the f2(1270), a0(980) and a2(1320) were measured to be {Mathematical expression} Kev, Γλλ(a0(980))=0.28±0.04±0.10 KeV/BR(a0(980)→π0η) and Γλλ(a2(1320))=1.01±0.14±0.22KeV. For the f0(975) and f4(2050) upper limits of the widths were obtained, Γλλ(f0(975))<0.6 KeV, and Γλλ(f4(2050))<1.1 KeV, both at the 95% C.L. Assuming that the spin 0 background under the f2(1270) is small, the f2(1270) was found to be produced exclusively in a helicity 2 state. The helicity 0 contribution is <15% at the 95% C.L. The cross section for λλ→π0π0 in the mass range 2.0-3.5 GeV/c2 was measured for the first time. Since the cross section for λλ→π+π- is a factor ∼2 larger, ππ production in this range can be interpreted as taking place via isospin 0 production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-351
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Sep 1

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    Oest, T., Olsson, J., Allison, J., Ambrus, K., Barlow, R. J., Bartel, W., Bethke, S., Bowdery, C. K., Cartwright, S. L., Chrin, J., Clarke, D., Dieckmann, A., Duerdoth, I. P., Eckerlin, G., Elsen, E., Felst, R., Finch, A. J., Foster, F., Greenshaw, T., ... Zorn, G. T. (1990). Measurement of resonance production in the reactions γγ →π0π0 and γγ →π0η. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 47(3), 343-351. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01565857