Isospin breaking in the yield of heavy meson pairs in e+e- annihilation near threshold

S. Dubynskiy, A. Le Yaouanc, L. Oliver, J. C. Raynal, M. B. Voloshin

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We revisit the problem of interplay between the strong and the Coulomb interaction in the charged-to-neutral yield ratio for BB̄ and DD̄ pairs near their respective thresholds in e+e- annihilation. We consider here a realistic situation with a resonant interaction in the isospin I=0 channel and a nonresonant strong-scattering amplitude in the I=1 state. We find that the yield ratio has a smooth behavior depending on the scattering phase in the I=1 channel. The same approach is also applicable to the KK̄ production at the (1020) resonance, where the Coulomb effect in the charged-to-neutral yield ratio is generally sensitive to the scattering phases in both the isoscalar and the isovector channels. Furthermore, we apply the same approach to the treatment of the effect of the isotopic mass difference between the charged and neutral mesons and argue that the strong-scattering effects generally result in a modification to the pure kinematical effect of this mass difference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 11 2007

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