Partial waves in Bs∗ B s∗ production in e+e- annihilation near threshold

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Abstract

The production of the vector meson pairs Bs∗Bs∗ in the e+e- annihilation is generally contributed by two P wave amplitudes with different total spin S of the mesons, S=0 and S=2, and also by an F wave amplitude. Belle has recently reported a study of the available data at the energy of the ϒ(5S) peak in terms of the two P wave contributions only. It is argued here that, although at this energy the F wave should be quite suppressed, especially for the strange-bottom vector mesons, the particular studied angular distribution is very sensitive to a presence of even a small F wave amplitude due to a significant interference with the dominant S=2 P wave. Thus, the available data are not conclusive with regard to the partial wave structure of the production amplitude. Additional angular correlations that can be measured for a full amplitude analysis of the production process are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number074037
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume95
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported in part by U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-SC0011842.

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© 2017 American Physical Society.

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Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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