Using a sample of 448.1×106 ψ(3686) events collected with the BESIII detector, we perform a study of the decay ψ(3686)→φπ+π-η. The branching fraction of ψ(3686)→φη′ is determined to be (1.51±0.16±0.12)×10-5, which is consistent with the previous measurement but with significantly improved precision. The resonances f1(1285) and η(1405) are clearly observed in the π+π-η mass spectrum with statistical significances of 18σ and 9.7σ, respectively. The corresponding product branching fractions are measured to be B(ψ(3686)→φf1(1285), f1(1285)→π+π-η)=(1.03±0.10±0.09)×10-5 and B(ψ(3686)→φη(1405), η(1405)→π+π-η)=(8.46±1.37±0.92)×10-6. These results are used to test the perturbative QCD "12% rule."
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The BESIII Collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. 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 Nos. 11335008, 11425524, 11625523, 11635010, 11675184, 11735014; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts Nos. U1532257, U1532258, U1632107, U1732263; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts Nos. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003, QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) under Contract No. 530-4CDP03; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Contract No. 2016.0157; The Royal Society, UK under Contract No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts Nos. DE-FG02-05ER41374, DE-SC-0010118, DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt.
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