Improved measurements of branching fractions for ηc →φφ and ωφ

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, M. Albrecht, D. J. Ambrose, A. Amoroso, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, D. W. Bennett, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, J. M. Bian, F. Bianchi, E. Boger, I. BoykoR. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, H. Y. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, G. Cibinetto, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, A. Dbeyssi, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

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Using (223.7±1.4)×106 J/ψ events accumulated with the BESIII detector, we study ηc decays to φφ and ωφ final states. The branching fraction of ηc→φφ is measured to be Br(ηc→φφ)=(2.5±0.3-0.7+0.3±0.6)×10-3, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is from the uncertainty of Br(J/ψ→γηc). No significant signal for the double Okubo-Zweig-Iizuka suppressed decay of ηc→ωφ is observed, and the upper limit on the branching fraction is determined to be Br(ηc→ωφ)<2.5×10-4 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092004
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Funding Information:
This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No.2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No.11505034, No.11375205, No.11565006, No.11647309, No.11125525, No.11235011, No.11322544, No.11335008, No.11425524, and 11305090; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); the Collaborative Innovation Center for Particles and Interactions (CICPI); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No.11179007, No.U1232201, and No.U1332201; CAS under Contracts No.KJCX2-YW-N29 and No.KJCX2-YW-N45; 100 Talents Program of CAS; National 1000 Talents Program of China; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Collaborative Research Center (CRC) Contracts No.1044 and No.FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

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