Measurement of the matrix elements for the decays η′ →ηπ+π- and η′ →ηπ0π0

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Abstract

Based on a sample of 1.31×109 J/ψ events collected with the BESIII detector, the matrix elements for the decays η′→ηπ+π- and η′→ηπ0π0 are determined using 351,016 η′→(η→γγ)π+π- and 56,249 η′→(η→γγ)π0π0 events with background levels less than 1%. Two commonly used representations are used to describe the Dalitz plot density. We find that an assumption of a linear amplitude does not describe the data well. A small deviation of the obtained matrix elements between η′→ηπ+π- and η′→ηπ0π0 is probably caused by the mass difference between charged and neutral pions or radiative corrections. No cusp structure in η′→ηπ0π0 is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2018

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