Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Study of inclusive charmonium production in e+e- annihilation and B decays at BABAR

Aug 6, 2015, 3:00 PM
Room 4 (Michigan League)

Room 4

Michigan League

QCD Experiment QCD and Heavy Ions


Jacob Berg (University of Louisville)


In an e+e- B factory charmonium states can be produced through different mechanisms, as in e+e- annihilation, with double charmonium production, and in B-meson decays. Prompt production of J/psi or psi(2S) in association with a second charmonium state has been observed by both the BaBar and Belle experiments in e+e- annihilation at a center-of-mass energy of 10.58 GeV. These processes provide an opportunity to study both perturbative and non-perturbative effects in QCD and to search for new charmonium states recoiling against the reconstructed J/psi or psi(2S). We present a study of such events using the full BaBar dataset. We also present measurements of absolute branching fractions of the two-body decays of B mesons B( B -> K Xcc), where Xcc is a charmonium state. In fact, in events where one B is fully reconstructed, the charmonium spectrum can be observed in an unbiased way, looking at the distribution of the K momentum in the recoiling B rest frame.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Frank Porter (Caltech)

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