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ABSTRACT: We present the first upperlimit measurement of the branching fractions of the isospinviolating transitions $\chi_{c0,2} \rightarrow \pi^{0} \eta_{c}$. The measurements are performed using $106\times 10^{6}$ $\psi(3686)$ events accumulated with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII $e^{+}e^{}$ collider at a centerofmass energy corresponding to the $\psi(3686)$ mass. We obtained upper limits on the branching fractions at a 90\% confidence level of $B(\chi_{c0} \rightarrow \pi^{0} \eta_{c}) < 1.6 \times 10^{3}$ and $B(\chi_{c2} \rightarrow \pi^{0} \eta_{c}) < 3.2 \times 10^{3}$.02/2015;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We report a measurement of the parameter $y_{CP}$ in $\ensuremath{D^0}\xspace\ensuremath{\overline{D}^{0}}\xspace$ oscillations performed by taking advantage of quantum coherence between pairs of $\ensuremath{D^0}\xspace \ensuremath{\overline{D}^{0}}\xspace$ mesons produced in $e^+e^$ annihilations near threshold. In this work, doublytagged $\ensuremath{D^0}\xspace \ensuremath{\overline{D}^{0}}\xspace$ events, where one $D$ decays to a $CP$ eigenstate and the other $D$ decays in a semileptonic mode, are reconstructed using a data sample of 2.92\,fb$^{1}$ collected with the BESIII detector at the centerofmass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 3.773\,GeV. We obtain $y_{CP} = (2.0\pm1.3\pm0.7)\%$, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. This result is compatible with the current world average.01/2015;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Based on a sample of $2.25\times 10^{8} J/\psi$ events taken with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider, we present the results of a study of the decay $J/\psi\to \eta \phi\pi^{+}\pi^{}$. The $Y(2175)$ resonance is observed in the invariant mass spectrum of $\phi f_{0}(980)$ with a statistical significance of greater than $10\sigma$. The corresponding mass and width are determined to be $M=2200\pm 6 \mathrm{(stat.)} \pm 5\mathrm{(syst.)} \mathrm{MeV}/c^{2}$ and $\Gamma=104\pm 15\mathrm{(stat.)}\pm 15\mathrm{(syst.)}$ MeV, respectively, and the product branching fraction is measured to be $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi\to\eta Y(2175)$, $Y(2175)\to \phi f_{0}(980)$, $f_{0}(980)\to \pi^{+}\pi^{})= (1.20\pm 0.14\mathrm{(stat.)}\pm 0.37 \mathrm{(syst.)})\times 10^{4}$. The results are consistent within errors with those of previous experiments. We also measure the branching fraction of $J/\psi\to \phi f_1(1285)$ with $f_1(1285)\to \eta\pi^{+}\pi^{}$ and set upper limits on the branching fractions for $J/\psi\to \phi\eta(1405)$/$\phi X(1835)$/$\phi X(1870)$ with $\eta(1405)$/$X(1835)$/$X(1870)\to \eta\pi^{+}\pi^{}$ at the 90\% confidence level.12/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Using 482 pb$^{1}$ of data taken at $\sqrt{s}=4.009$ GeV, we measure the branching fractions of the decays of $D^{*0}$ into $D^0\pi^0$ and $D^0\gamma$ to be $\BR(D^{*0} \to D^0\pi^0)=(65.5\pm 0.8\pm 0.5)%$ and $\BR(D^{*0} \to D^0\gamma)=(34.5\pm 0.8\pm 0.5)%$ respectively, by assuming that the $D^{*0}$ decays only into these two modes. The ratio of the two branching fractions is $\BR(D^{*0} \to D^0\pi^0)/\BR(D^{*0} \to D^0\gamma) =1.90\pm 0.07\pm 0.05$, which is independent of the assumption made above. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second ones systematic. The precision is improved by a factor of three compared to the present world average values.12/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Using data samples collected at centerofmass energies $\sqrt{s} = 4.23$, 4.26, and 4.36~GeV with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring, we search for the production of the charmoniumlike state $Y(4140)$ through a radiative transition followed by its decay to $\phi J/\psi$. No significant signal is observed and upper limits on $\sigma[e^{+} e^{} \rightarrow \gamma Y(4140)] \cdot \mathcal{B}(Y(4140)\rightarrow \phi J/\psi)$ at the $90\%$ confidence level are estimated as 0.35, 0.28, and 0.33~pb at $\sqrt{s} = 4.23$, 4.26, and 4.36~GeV, respectively.12/2014; 
Article: Evidence for $e^+e^\to\gamma\chi_{c1, 2}$ at centerofmass energies from 4.009 to 4.360 GeV
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ABSTRACT: Using data samples collected at centerofmass energies of $\sqrt{s}$ = 4.009, 4.230, 4.260, and 4.360 GeV with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII collider, we perform a search for the process $e^+e^\to\gamma\chi_{cJ}$ $(J = 0, 1, 2)$ and find evidence for $e^+e^\to\gamma\chi_{c1}$ and $e^+e^\to\gamma\chi_{c2}$ with statistical significances of 3.0$\sigma$ and 3.4$\sigma$, respectively. The Born cross sections $\sigma^{B}(e^+e^\to\gamma\chi_{cJ})$, as well as their upper limits at the 90% confidence level are determined at each centerofmass energy.11/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Using a sample of $2.25\times 10^8$ $J/\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider, we search for the $J/\psi$ semileptonic weak decay $J/\psi \to D^{}_{s} e^{+}\nu_{e}+c.c.$ with a much higher sensitivity than previous searches. We also perform the first search for $J/\psi \to D^{*}_{s} e^{+}\nu_{e}+c.c.$ No significant excess of a signal above background is observed in either channel. At the $90\%$ confidence level, the upper limits are determined to be $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \to D^{}_{s}e^{+}\nu_{e}+c.c.)<1.3\times10^{6}$ and $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \to {D^{*}_{s}}^{}e^{+}\nu_{e}+c.c.)<1.8\times10^{6}$, respectively. Both are consistent with Standard Model predictions.10/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Based on data samples collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider at 9 centerofmass energies from 4.21 to 4.42 GeV, we search for the production of $e^+e^\to \omega\chi_{cJ}$ ($J$=0, 1, 2). The process $e^+e^\to \omega\chi_{c0}$ is observed for the first time, and the Born cross sections at $\sqrt{s}$=4.23 and 4.26 GeV are measured to be $(55.4\pm 6.0\pm 5.9)$ and $(23.7\pm 5.3\pm 3.5)$ pb, respectively, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. The $\omega\chi_{c0}$ signals at the other 7 energies and $e^+e^\to \omega\chi_{c1}$ and $\omega\chi_{c2}$ signals are not significant, and the upper limits on the cross sections are determined. By examining the $\omega\chi_{c0}$ cross section as a function of centerofmass energy, we find that it is inconsistent with the line shape of the $Y(4260)$ observed in $e^+ e^\to\pi^+\pi^J/\psi$.10/2014; 
Article: Observation of $e^+e^\to \pi^0\pi^0 h_c$ and a neutral charmoniumlike structure $Z_c(4020)^0$
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ABSTRACT: Using data collected with the BESIII detector operating at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider at centerofmass energies of $\sqrt{s}$=4.23, 4.26, and 4.36 GeV, we observe $e^+e^\to \pi^0\pi^0 h_c$ for the first time. The Born cross sections are measured and found to be about half of those of $e^+e^ \to \pi^+\pi^h_c$ within less than 2$\sigma$. In the $\pi^0h_c$ mass spectrum, a structure at 4.02~GeV/$c^2$ that is most likely the neutral isospin partner of the $Z_c(4020)^{\pm}$ observed in the process of $e^+e^ \to \pi^+\pi^h_c$ is found. A fit to the $\pi^0 h_c$ invariant mass spectrum with the width of the $Z_c(4020)^0$ fixed to that of its charged isospin partner and possible interferences with non$Z_c(4020)^0$ amplitudes neglected, gives a mass of ($4023.9\pm 2.2 \pm 3.8$)~MeV/$c^2$ for the $Z_c(4020)^0$, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.09/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Background In the Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron Modified Release Controlled Evaluation (ADVANCE) factorial trial, the combination of perindopril and indapamide reduced mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, but intensive glucose control, targeting a glycated hemoglobin level of less than 6.5%, did not. We now report results of the 6year posttrial followup. Methods We invited surviving participants, who had previously been assigned to perindoprilindapamide or placebo and to intensive or standard glucose control (with the glucosecontrol comparison extending for an additional 6 months), to participate in a posttrial followup evaluation. The primary end points were death from any cause and major macrovascular events. Results The baseline characteristics were similar among the 11,140 patients who originally underwent randomization and the 8494 patients who participated in the posttrial followup for a median of 5.9 years (bloodpressurelowering comparison) or 5.4 years (glucosecontrol comparison). Betweengroup differences in blood pressure and glycated hemoglobin levels during the trial were no longer evident by the first posttrial visit. The reductions in the risk of death from any cause and of death from cardiovascular causes that had been observed in the group receiving active bloodpressurelowering treatment during the trial were attenuated but significant at the end of the posttrial followup; the hazard ratios were 0.91 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.84 to 0.99; P=0.03) and 0.88 (95% CI, 0.77 to 0.99; P=0.04), respectively. No differences were observed during followup in the risk of death from any cause or major macrovascular events between the intensiveglucosecontrol group and the standardglucosecontrol group; the hazard ratios were 1.00 (95% CI, 0.92 to 1.08) and 1.00 (95% CI, 0.92 to 1.08), respectively. Conclusions The benefits with respect to mortality that had been observed among patients originally assigned to bloodpressurelowering therapy were attenuated but still evident at the end of followup. There was no evidence that intensive glucose control during the trial led to longterm benefits with respect to mortality or macrovascular events. (Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and others; ADVANCEON ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00949286 .).New England Journal of Medicine 09/2014; · 54.42 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Using $1.06\times10^8$ $\psi(3686)$ events recorded in $e^{+}e^{}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$ 3.686 GeV with the BESIII at the BEPCII collider, we present searches for Cparity violation in $J/\psi \to \gamma\gamma$ and $ \gamma \phi$ decays via $\psi(3686) \to J/\psi \pi^+\pi^$. No significant signals are observed in either channel. Upper limits on the branching fractions are set to be $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \to \gamma\gamma) < 2.7 \times 10^{7}$ and $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \to \gamma\phi) < 1.4 \times 10^{6}$ at the 90\% confidence level. The former is one order of magnitude more stringent than the previous upper limit, and the latter represents the first limit on this decay channel.09/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Using $2.25\times10^{8}$ $J/\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII storage rings, we observe for the first time the process $J/\psi\rightarrow p\bar{p}a_{0}(980)$, $a_{0}(980)\rightarrow \pi^{0}\eta$ with a significance of $6.5\sigma$ ($3.2\sigma$ including systematic uncertainties). The product branching fraction of $J/\psi\rightarrow p\bar{p}a_{0}(980)\rightarrow p\bar{p}\pi^{0}\eta$ is measured to be $(6.8\pm1.2\pm1.5)\times 10^{5}$, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. This measurement provides information on the $a_{0}$ production near threshold coupling to $p\bar{p}$ and improves the understanding of the dynamics of $J/\psi$ decays to four body processes.08/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A search for light sterile neutrino mixing was performed with the first 217 days of data from the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment. The experiment's unique configuration of multiple baselines from six 2.9~GW$_{\rm th}$ nuclear reactors to six antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (effective baselines 512~m and 561~m) and one far (1579~m) underground experimental halls makes it possible to test for oscillations to a fourth (sterile) neutrino in the $10^{\rm 3}~{\rm eV}^{2} < \Delta m_{41}^{2} < 0.3~{\rm eV}^{2}$ range. The relative spectral distortion due to electron antineutrino disappearance was found to be consistent with that of the threeflavor oscillation model. The derived limits on $\sin^22\theta_{14}$ cover the $10^{3}~{\rm eV}^{2} \lesssim \Delta m^{2}_{41} \lesssim 0.1~{\rm eV}^{2}$ region, which was largely unexplored.Physical review letters. 07/2014; 113(14).  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Using a sample of 1.3×10^{9} J/ψ events collected with the BESIII detector, we report the first observation of η^{'}→π^{+}π^{}π^{+}π^{} and η^{'}→π^{+}π^{}π^{0}π^{0}. The measured branching fractions are B(η^{'}→π^{+}π^{}π^{+}π^{})=[8.53±0.69(stat.)±0.64(syst.)]×10^{5} and B(η^{'}→π^{+}π^{}π^{0}π^{0})=[1.82±0.35(stat.)±0.18(syst.)]×10^{4}, which are consistent with theoretical predictions based on a combination of chiral perturbation theory and vectormeson dominance.Physical Review Letters 06/2014; 112(25):251801. · 7.73 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A new measurement of the $\theta_{13}$ mixing angle has been obtained at the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment via the detection of inverse beta decays tagged by neutron capture on hydrogen. The antineutrino events for hydrogen capture are distinct from those for gadolinium capture with largely different systematic uncertainties, allowing a determination independent of the gadoliniumcapture result and an improvement on the precision of $\theta_{13}$ measurement. With a 217day antineutrino data set obtained with six antineutrino detectors and from six 2.9 GW$_{th}$ reactors, the rate deficit observed at the far hall is interpreted as $\sin^22\theta_{13}=0.083\pm0.018$ in the threeflavor oscillation model. When combined with the gadoliniumcapture result from Daya Bay, we obtain $\sin^22\theta_{13}=0.089\pm0.008$ as the final result for the sixantineutrinodetector configuration of the Daya Bay experiment.06/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The process $e^+e^\rightarrow p\overline{p}\pi^0$ has been studied by analyzing data collected at $\sqrt{s}=3.773$ GeV, at $\sqrt{s}=3.650$ GeV, and during a $\psi(3770)$ line shape scan with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider. The Born cross section of $p \overline{p} \pi^0$ in the vicinity of the $\psi(3770)$ is measured and the Born cross section of $\psi(3770)\rightarrow p \overline{p} \pi^0$ is extracted considering interference between resonant and continuum production amplitudes. Two solutions with the same probability and a significance of 1.5$\sigma$ are found, and the Born cross section of $\psi(3770)\rightarrow p \overline{p} \pi^0$ is determined to be less than 0.22 pb at 90% confidence level and $33.8\pm1.8\pm2.1$ pb, respectively. Using the estimated cross section and a constant decay amplitude approximation, the cross section $\sigma(p\overline{p} \rightarrow \psi(3770) \pi^0)$ is calculated for the kinematic situation of the planned $\overline{\text{P}}\text{ANDA}$ experiment. The maximum cross section corresponding to the two solutions is expected to be less than $0.79$ nb at 90% confidence level and $122\pm10$ nb at a center of mass energy of 5.26 GeV.06/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Sheep (Ovis aries) are a major source of meat, milk, and fiber in the form of wool and represent a distinct class of animals that have a specialized digestive organ, the rumen, that carries out the initial digestion of plant material. We have developed and analyzed a highquality reference sheep genome and transcriptomes from 40 different tissues. We identified highly expressed genes encoding keratin crosslinking proteins associated with rumen evolution. We also identified genes involved in lipid metabolism that had been amplified and/or had altered tissue expression patterns. This may be in response to changes in the barrier lipids of the skin, an interaction between lipid metabolism and wool synthesis, and an increased role of volatile fatty acids in ruminants compared with nonruminant animals.Science 06/2014; 344(6188):11681173. · 31.48 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: By using a 2.92 fb$^{1}$ data sample taken at $\sqrt{s} = 3.773$ GeV with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII collider, we search for the radiative transitions $\psi(3770)\to\gamma\eta_c$ and $\gamma\eta_c(2S)$ through the hadronic decays $\eta_c(\eta_c(2S))\to K^0_SK^\pm\pi^\mp$. No significant excess of signal events above background is observed. We set upper limits at a 90% confidence level for the product branching fractions to be $\mathcal{B}(\psi(3770)\to\gamma\eta_c)\times \mathcal{B}(\eta_c\to K^0_SK^\pm\pi^\mp) < 1.6\times10^{5}$ and $\mathcal{B}(\psi(3770)\to\gamma\eta_c(2S))\times \mathcal{B}(\eta_c(2S)\to K^0_SK^\pm\pi^\mp) < 5.6\times10^{6}$. Combining our result with worldaverage values of $\mathcal{B}(\eta_c(\eta_c(2S))\to K^0_SK^\pm\pi^\mp)$, we find the branching fractions $\mathcal{B}(\psi(3770)\to\gamma\eta_c) < 6.8\times10^{4}$ and $\mathcal{B}(\psi(3770)\to\gamma\eta_c(2S)) < 2.0\times10^{3}$ at a 90% confidence level.05/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: With $1.06\times 10^8$ $\psi(3686)$ events collected with the BESIII detector, the branching fraction of $\psi(3686) \to \omega K^+ K^$ is measured to be $(1.54 \pm 0.04 \pm 0.11) \times 10^{4}$. This is the most precise result to date, due to the largest $\psi(3686)$ sample, improved signal reconstruction efficiency, good simulation of the detector performance, and a more accurate knowledge of the continuum contribution. Using the branching fraction of $J/\psi \to \omega K^+ K^$, the ratio $\mathcal{B}(\psi(3868) \to K^+K^) / \mathcal{B}(J/\psi \to K^+K^)$ is determined to be $(18.4 \pm 3.7)\,\%$. This constitutes a significantly improved test of the $12\,\%$ rule, with the uncertainty now dominated by the $J/\psi$ branching fraction.05/2014;  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: An energy scan near the $\tau$ pair production threshold has been performed using the BESIII detector. About $24$ pb$^{1}$ of data, distributed over four scan points, was collected. This analysis is based on $\tau$ pair decays to $ee$, $e\mu$, $eh$, $\mu\mu$, $\mu h$, $hh$, $e\rho$, $\mu\rho$ and $\pi\rho$ final states, where $h$ denotes a charged $\pi$ or $K$. The mass of the $\tau$ lepton is measured from a maximum likelihood fit to the $\tau$ pair production cross section data to be $m_{\tau} = (1776.91\pm0.12 ^{+0.10}_{0.13}$) MeV/$c^2$, which is currently the most precise value in a single measurement.Physical Review D 05/2014; 90(1). · 4.86 Impact Factor
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2012

Institute of physics china
Peping, Beijing, China


2010

Kunming Institute of Zoology CAS
Yünnan, Yunnan, China


2005–2008

Boston University
 Department of Physics
Boston, MA, United States


2006

Laboratoire de l'accélérateur linéaire
Orsay, ÎledeFrance, France
