Observation of a new χ(b) state in radiative transitions to Υ(1S) and Υ(2S) at ATLAS.

Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i.Br., Germany.
Physical Review Letters (Impact Factor: 7.51). 04/2012; 108(15):152001.
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The χ(b)(nP) quarkonium states are produced in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider at sqrt[s] = 7  TeV and recorded by the ATLAS detector. Using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.4  fb(-1), these states are reconstructed through their radiative decays to Υ(1S,2S) with Υ → μ+ μ-. In addition to the mass peaks corresponding to the decay modes χ(b)(1P,2P) → Υ(1S)γ, a new structure centered at a mass of 10.530 ± 0.005(stat) ± 0.009(syst)  GeV is also observed, in both the Υ(1S)γ and Υ(2S)γ decay modes. This structure is interpreted as the χ(b)(3P) system.

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