Observation of the doubly radiative decay $\eta^{\prime}\to \gamma\gamma\pi^0$

Based on a sample of $1.31$ billion $J/\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector, we report the study of the doubly radiative decay $\eta^\prime\to \gamma\gamma\pi^0$ for the first time, where the $\eta^\prime$ meson is produced via the $J/\psi\to \gamma\eta^\prime$ decay. The branching fraction of $\eta^\prime\to \gamma\gamma\pi^0$ inclusive decay is measured to be ${\cal B}(\eta^\prime\to \gamma\gamma\pi^0)_{\text{Incl.}}$ = $(3.20\pm0.07\mbox{(stat)}\pm0.23\mbox{(sys)})\times 10^{-3}$, while the branching fractions of the dominant process $\eta^\prime\rightarrow\gamma\omega$ and the non-resonant component are determined to be ${\cal B}(\eta^\prime\to \gamma\omega)\times {\cal B}(\omega\to \gamma\pi^0) = (23.7 \pm1.4\mbox{(stat)}\pm1.8\mbox{(sys)})\times 10^{-4}$ and ${\cal B}(\eta^\prime\to \gamma\gamma\pi^0)_{\text{NR}} = (6.16\pm0.64\mbox{(stat)} \pm0.67\mbox{(sys)})\times 10^{-4}$, respectively. In addition, the $M^2_{\gamma\gamma}$-dependent partial widths of the inclusive decay are also presented.


Publication Date:
Aug 03 2017
Date Submitted:
Jul 13 2018
Pagination:
12005
ISSN:
2470-0029
Citation:
Phys. Rev.
D96
1
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