Measurement of the ηb(1S) mass and the branching fraction for Υ(3S)→γηb(1S)

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Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, ISSN: 1550-7998, Vol: 81, Issue: 3

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Bonvicini, G.; Cinabro, D.; Lincoln, A.; Smith, M. J.; Zhou, P.; Zhu, J.; Naik, P.; Rademacker, J.; Asner, D. M.; Edwards, K. W.; Reed, J.; Robichaud, A. N.; Tatishvili, G.; White, E. J.; Briere, R. A.; Vogel, H.; Onyisi, P. U. E.; Rosner, J. L.; Alexander, J. P.; Cassel, D. G.; Ehrlich, R.; Fields, L.; Galik, R. S.; Gibbons, L.; Gray, S. W.; Hartill, D. L.; Heltsley, B. K.; Hunt, J. M.; Kreinick, D. L.; Kuznetsov, V. E.; Ledoux, J.; Mahlke-Kruger, H.; Patterson, J. R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Ryd, A.; Sadoff, A. J.; Shi, X.; Stroiney, S.; Sun, W. M.; Yelton, J.; Rubin, P.; Lowrey, N.; Mehrabyan, S.; Selen, M.; Wiss, J.; Kornicer, M.; Mitchell, R. E.; Shepherd, M. R.; Tarbert, C. M.; Besson, D.; Pedlar, T. K.; Xavier, J.; Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Gao, K. Y.; Hietala, J.; Poling, R.; Zweber, P.; Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tan, B. J. Y.; Tomaradze, A.; Brisbane, S.; Libby, J.; Martin, L.; Powell, A.; Spradlin, P.; Thomas, C.; Wilkinson, G.; Mendez, H.; Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Shipsey, I. P. J.; Xin, B.; Adams, G. S.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J.; Ecklund, K. M.; Insler, J.; Muramatsu, H.; Park, C. S.; Thorndike, E. H.; Yang, F.; Artuso, M.; Blusk, S.; Khalil, S.; Mountain, R.; Randrianarivony, K.; Skwarnicki, T.; Wang, J. C.; Zhang, L. M.; Collaboration, C. Show More Hide
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We report evidence for the ground state of bottomonium, ηb(1S), in the radiative decay Υ(3S)→γηb in ee annihilation data taken with the CLEO III detector. Using 6×106 Υ(3S) decays, and assuming Γ(ηb)=10±5MeV/c2, we obtain B(Υ(3S)→γηb)=(7.1±1.8±1.3)×10 4, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. The statistical significance is ∼4σ. The mass is determined to be M(ηb)=9391.8±6.6±2.0MeV/c2, which corresponds to the hyperfine splitting ΔMhf(1S)b=68.5±6.6±2.0MeV/c2. Using 9×106 Υ(2S) decays, we place an upper limit on the corresponding Υ(2S) decay, B(Υ(2S)→γηb)<8. 4×104 at 90% confidence level. © 2010 The American Physical Society.