Confirmation of a charged charmoniumlike state Zc (3885)∓ in e+e- →π± (D D ¯ ∗)∓ with double D tag
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CitationAblikim, M. N., Achasov, M. N., Ai, X. C., Albayrak, O., Albrecht, M. G., Ambrose, D. J. ... BESIII Collaboration. (2015). Confirmation of a charged charmoniumlike state Zc (3885)∓ in e+e- →π± (D D ¯ ∗)∓ with double D tag. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92(9), 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.092006
We present a study of the process e+e-→π±(DD¯∗)∓ using data samples of 1092 pb-1 at s=4.23 GeV and 826 pb-1 at s=4.26 GeV collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII storage ring. With full reconstruction of the D meson pair and the bachelor π± in the final state, we confirm the existence of the charged structure Zc(3885)∓ in the (DD¯∗)∓ system in the two isospin processes e+e-→π+D0D∗- and e+e-→π+D-D∗0. By performing a simultaneous fit, the statistical significance of Zc(3885)∓ signal is determined to be greater than 10σ, and its pole mass and width are measured to be Mpole=(3881.7±1.6(stat)±1.6(syst)) MeV/c2 and Γpole=(26.6±2.0(stat)±2.1(syst)) MeV, respectively. The Born cross section times the (DD¯∗)∓ branching fraction (σ(e+e-→π±Zc(3885)∓)×Br(Zc(3885)∓→(DD¯∗)∓)) is measured to be (141.6±7.9(stat)±12.3(syst)) pb at s=4.23 GeV and (108.4±6.9(stat)±8.8(syst)) pb at s=4.26 GeV. The polar angular distribution of the π±-Zc(3885)∓ system is consistent with the expectation of a quantum number assignment of JP=1+ for Zc(3885)∓.