Study of radiative bottomonium transitions using converted photons

J.P. Lees, H.G. Raven, H. Snoek

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Abstract

We use (111 +/- 1) million Gamma(3S) and (89 +/- 1) million Gamma(2S) events recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at SLAC to perform a study of radiative transitions between bottomonium states using photons that have been converted to e(+)e(-) pairs by the detector material. We observe Gamma(3S) -> gamma chi b(0,2)(1P) decay, make precise measurements of the branching fractions for chi b(1,2)(1P, 2P) -> gamma Gamma(1S) and chi b(1,2)(2P) -> gamma Gamma(2S) decays, and search for radiative decay to the eta(b)(1S) and eta(b)(2S) states.
Original languageEnglish
Article number072002
Pages (from-to)072002
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume84
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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