J. M. Bian

University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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  • M. Ablikim · M. N. Achasov · X. C. Ai · [...] · J. H. Zou
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present the first study of the process $J/\psi \rightarrow \gamma\eta\pi^{0}$ using $(223.7\pm1.4)\times10^{6}$ $J/\psi$ events accumulated with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII facility. The branching fraction for $J/\psi \rightarrow \gamma\eta\pi^{0}$ is measured to be $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \rightarrow \gamma\eta\pi^{0}) =(2.14\pm0.18(stat)\pm0.25(syst))\times10^{-5}$. With a Bayesian approach, the upper limits of the branching fractions $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \rightarrow \gamma a_{0}(980),a_0(980)\rightarrow\eta\pi^0)$ and $\mathcal{B}(J/\psi \rightarrow \gamma a_{2}(1320),a_2(1320)\rightarrow\eta\pi^0)$ are determined to be $2.5\times10^{-6}$ and $6.6\times10^{-6}$ at the 95\% confidence level, respectively. All of these measurements are given for the first time.
    Article · Aug 2016
  • M. Ablikim · M. N. Achasov · X. C. Ai · [...] · J. H. Zou
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Using 482~pb$^{-1}$ of $e^+e^-$ collision data collected at a center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s} = 4.009$ GeV with the BESIII detector, we measure the branching fractions of the decays $D_s^+\to\mu^+\nu_\mu$ and $D_s^+\to\tau^+\nu_\tau$. By constraining the ratio of decay rates of $D_s^+$ to $\tau^+\nu_\tau$ and to $\mu^+\nu_\mu$ to the Standard Model prediction, the branching fractions are determined to be $\mathcal{B}(D_s^+ \to \mu^+\nu_\mu) = (0.495 \pm 0.067 \pm 0.026)\%$ and $\mathcal{B}(D_s^+ \to \tau^+\nu_\tau) = (4.83 \pm 0.65 \pm 0.26)\%$. Using these branching fractions, we obtain a value for the decay constant $f_{D_s^+}$ of $(241.0 \pm 16.3 \pm 6.5)~\text{MeV}$, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.
    Article · Aug 2016
  • M. Ablikim · M. N. Achasov · X. C. Ai · [...] · J. H. Zou
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: By analyzing 482 pb$^{-1}$ of $e^+e^-$ collision data collected at $\sqrt s=4.009$ GeV with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII storage ring, we measure the absolute branching fractions for the semileptonic decays $D_{s}^{+}\to\eta e^{+}\nu_{e}$ and $D_{s}^{+}\to \eta'e^{+}\nu_{e}$ to be ${B}(D_{s}^{+}\rightarrow\eta e^{+}\nu_{e})=(2.30\pm0.31\pm0.09)$\% and ${B}(D_{s}^{+}\rightarrow\eta'e^{+} \nu_{e}) = (0.93\pm0.30\pm0.05)$\%, respectively, and their ratio $\frac{{B}(D_{s}^{+}\rightarrow\eta'e^{+}\nu_{e})} {{B}(D_{s}^{+}\rightarrow\eta e^{+}\nu_{e})}=0.40\pm0.14\pm0.02$, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second ones are systematic. The results are in good agreement with previous measurements within uncertainties; they can be used to determine the $\eta-\eta'$ mixing angle and improve upon the $D_s^+$ semileptonic branching ratio precision.
    Article · Aug 2016
  • M. Ablikim · M.N. Achasov · S. Ahmed · [...] · J.H. Zou
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The process e+e-→η′J/ψ is observed for the first time with a statistical significance of 8.6σ at center-of-mass energy s=4.226 GeV and 7.3σ at s=4.258 GeV using data samples collected with the BESIII detector. The Born cross sections are measured to be (3.7±0.7±0.3) and (3.9±0.8±0.3) pb at s=4.226 and 4.258 GeV, respectively, where the first errors are statistical and the second systematic. Upper limits at the 90% confidence level of the Born cross sections are also reported at other 12 energy points.
    Article · Aug 2016
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present an analysis of the decay D+→K-π+e+νe based on data collected by the BESIII experiment at the ψ(3770) resonance. Using a nearly background-free sample of 18262 events, we measure the branching fraction B(D+→K-π+e+νe)=(3.77±0.03±0.08)%. For 0.8<mKπ<1.0 GeV/c2, the partial branching fraction is B(D+→K-π+e+νe)[0.8,1.0]=(3.39±0.03±0.08)%. A partial wave analysis shows that the dominant K̄∗(892)0 component is accompanied by an S-wave contribution accounting for (6.05±0.22±0.18)% of the total rate and that other components are negligible. The parameters of the K̄∗(892)0 resonance and of the form factors based on the spectroscopic pole dominance predictions are also measured. We also present a measurement of the K̄∗(892)0 helicity basis form factors in a model-independent way.
    Article · Aug 2016
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Using 567 $pb^{-1}$ of data collected with the BESIII detector at a center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=$ 4.599 $GeV$, near the $\Lambda_{c}^{+}\Lambda_{c}^{-}$ threshold, we study the singly Cabibbo-suppressed decays $\Lambda_c^{+}\to p\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ and $\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{+}K^{-}$. By normalizing with respect to the Cabibbo-favored decay $\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{-}\pi^{+}$, we obtain ratios of branching fractions: $\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_c^{+}\to p\pi^{+}\pi^{-})}{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{-}\pi^{+})}$ = $(6.70 \pm 0.48 \pm 0.25)\%$, $\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_c^{+}\to p\phi)}{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{-}\pi^{+})}$ = $(1.81 \pm 0.33 \pm 0.13)\%$, and $\frac{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{+}K^{-}_{\text{non-}\phi})}{\mathcal{B}(\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{-}\pi^{+})}$ = $(9.36 \pm 2.22 \pm 0.71)\times10^{-3}$, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. The absolute branching fractions are also presented. Among these measurements, the decay $\Lambda_c^{+}\to p\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ is observed for the first time, and the precision of the branching fraction for $\Lambda_c^{+}\to pK^{+}K^{-}_{\text{non-}\phi}$ and $\Lambda_c^{+}\to p\phi$ is significantly improved.
    Article · Aug 2016
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Using 1.09×109 J/ψ events collected by the BESIII experiment in 2012, we study the J/ψ→γη′π+π- process and observe a significant abrupt change in the slope of the η′π+π- invariant mass distribution at the proton-antiproton (pp) mass threshold. We use two models to characterize the η′π+π- line shape around 1.85 GeV/c2: one that explicitly incorporates the opening of a decay threshold in the mass spectrum (Flatté formula), and another that is the coherent sum of two resonant amplitudes. Both fits show almost equally good agreement with data, and suggest the existence of either a broad state around 1.85 GeV/c2 with strong couplings to the pp final states or a narrow state just below the pp mass threshold. Although we cannot distinguish between the fits, either one supports the existence of a pp moleculelike state or bound state with greater than 7σ significance. © 2016 American Physical Society.
    Article · Jul 2016 · Physical Review Letters
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A measurement of the number of $J/\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector in 2009 and 2012 is performed using inclusive decays of the $J/\psi$ . The number of $J/\psi$ events taken in 2009 is recalculated to be $(223.7\pm1.4)\times 10^6$, which is in good agreement with the previous measurement, but with significantly improved precision due to improvements in the BESIII software. The number of $J/\psi$ events taken in 2012 is determined to be $(1086.9\pm 6.0)\times 10^6$. In total, the number of $J/\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector is measured to be $(1310.6\pm 7.0)\times 10^6$, where the uncertainty is dominated by systematic effects and the statistical uncertainty is negligible.
    Article · Jul 2016
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A search for radiative decays of the P-wave spin singlet charmonium resonance h_{c} is performed based on 4.48×10^{8} ψ^{'} events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring. Events of the reaction channels h_{c}→γη^{'} and γη are observed with a statistical significance of 8.4σ and 4.0σ, respectively, for the first time. The branching fractions of h_{c}→γη^{'} and h_{c}→γη are measured to be B(h_{c}→γη^{'})=(1.52±0.27±0.29)×10^{-3} and B(h_{c}→γη)=(4.7±1.5±1.4)×10^{-4}, respectively, where the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic uncertainties.
    Article · Jun 2016 · Physical Review Letters
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Based on a sample of (1310.6 +/- 10.5) x 10(6) J/psi events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring, a partial wave analysis of the decay J/psi -> gamma phi phi is performed in order to study the intermediate states. Results of the partial wave analysis show that the structures are predominantly 0(-+) states. The existence of the eta(2225) is confirmed, and its resonance parameters are measured. Two additional pseudoscalar states, the eta(2100) with a mass of 2050(-24-26)(+30+75) MeV/c(2) and a width of 250(-30-164)(+36+181) MeV/c(2) and the X(2500) with a mass of 2470(-19-23)(+15+101) MeV/c(2) and a width of 230(-35-33)(+64+56) MeV/c(2), are observed. In addition to these three pseudoscalar states, the scalar state f(0)(2100), and three tensor states, the f(2)(2010), f(2)(2300) and f(2)(2340), are observed in the process J/psi -> gamma phi phi The product branching fractions B(J/psi -> gamma X) x B(X -> phi phi) are reported.
    Article · Jun 2016
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Based on a sample of $1.31\times10^9$ $J/\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector, an amplitude analysis of the isospin violating decays $\eta^\prime\rightarrow\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$ and $\eta^\prime\rightarrow\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0$ is performed. Significant $P$-wave contribution from $\eta^\prime\rightarrow\rho^{\pm}\pi^{\mp}$ is observed for the first time in $\eta^\prime\rightarrow\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0$. The branching fraction is determined to be ${\mathcal B}(\eta^\prime\rightarrow\rho^{\pm}\pi^{\mp})=(7.44\pm0.60\pm1.26\pm1.84)\times 10^{-4}$, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third model dependent. In addition to the non-resonant $S$-wave component, a contribution from the $\sigma$ meson is also essential. The branching fractions of the $S$-wave components are determined as ${\mathcal B}(\eta^\prime\rightarrow\pi^+\pi^-\pi^0)_S=(37.63\pm0.77\pm2.22\pm4.48)\times 10^{-4}$ and ${\mathcal B}(\eta^\prime\rightarrow\pi^0\pi^0\pi^0)=(35.22\pm0.82\pm2.60)\times 10^{-4}$, respectively. The latter one is consistent with previous BESIII measurements.
    Article · Jun 2016
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The process $e^{+}e^{-}\to \eta^{\prime} J/\psi$ is observed for the first time with a statistical significance of $8.6\sigma$ at center-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} = 4.226$ GeV and $7.3\sigma$ at $\sqrt{s} = 4.258$ GeV using data samples collected with the BESIII detector. The Born cross sections are measured to be $(3.7 \pm 0.7 \pm 0.3)$ and $(3.9 \pm 0.8 \pm 0.3)$ pb at $\sqrt{s} = 4.226$ and $4.258$ GeV, respectively, where the first errors are statistical and the second systematic. Upper limits at the 90% confidence level of the Born cross sections are also reported at other 12 energy points.
    Full-text Article · May 2016
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: By analyzing 2.93 fb$^{-1}$ data collected at the center-of-mass energy $\sqrt s=3.773$ GeV with the BESIII detector, we measure the absolute branching fraction of the semileptonic decay $D^+\rightarrow\bar K^0 e^{+}\nu_{e}$ to be ${\mathcal B}(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0 e^{+}\nu_{e})=(8.59 \pm 0.14 \pm 0.21)\%$ using $\bar K^0\to K^0_S\to \pi^0\pi^0$, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. Our result is consistent with previous measurements within uncertainties.
    Full-text Article · May 2016
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: By analyzing 2.93 fb$^{-1}$ of data collected at $\sqrt s=3.773$ GeV with the BESIII detector, we measure the absolute branching fraction ${\mathcal B}(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0\mu^{+}\nu_{\mu})=(8.72 \pm 0.07_{\rm stat.} \pm 0.18_{\rm sys.})\%$, which is consistent with previous measurements within uncertainties but with significantly improved precision. Combining the Particle Data Group values of ${\mathcal B}(D^0\to K^-\mu^+\nu_\mu)$, ${\mathcal B}(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0 e^{+}\nu_{e})$, and the lifetimes of the $D^0$ and $D^+$ mesons with the value of ${\mathcal B}(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0 \mu^{+}\nu_{\mu})$ measured in this work, we determine the following ratios of partial widths: $\Gamma(D^0\to K^-\mu^+\nu_\mu)/\Gamma(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0\mu^{+}\nu_{\mu})=0.963\pm0.044$ and $\Gamma(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0 \mu^{+}\nu_{\mu})/\Gamma(D^{+}\rightarrow\bar K^0 e^{+}\nu_{e})=0.988\pm0.033$.
    Full-text Article · Apr 2016 · European Physical Journal C
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present the first search for the rare decay of η′ into K±π in J/ψ→φη′, using a sample of 1.3×109 J/ψ events collected with the BESIII detector. No significant signal is observed, and the upper limit at the 90% confidence level for the ratio B(η′→K±π)B(η′→γπ+π-) is determined to be 1.3×10-4. In addition, we report the measurement of the branching fraction of J/ψ→φη′ to be [5.10±0.03(stat)±0.32(syst)]×10-4, which agrees with previous results from BESII.
    Article · Apr 2016
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Using a data set of 2.93 fb$^{-1}$ taken at a center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}$ = 3.773 GeV with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider, we measure the process $e^+e^-\rightarrow J/\psi\gamma\rightarrow \mu^+\mu^-\gamma$ and determine the product of the branching fraction and the electronic width $\mathcal B_{\mu\mu}\cdot \Gamma_{ee} = (333.4 \pm 2.5_{\rm stat} \pm 4.4_{\rm sys})$~eV. Using the earlier-published BESIII result for $\mathcal B_{\mu\mu}$ = (5.973 $\pm$ 0.007$_{\rm stat}$ $\pm$ 0.037$_{\rm sys}$)\%, we derive the $J/\psi$ electronic width $\Gamma_{ee}$~= (5.58 $\pm$ 0.05$_{\rm stat}$ $\pm$ 0.08$_{\rm sys}$) keV.
    Full-text Article · Apr 2016 · Physics Letters B
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Using $1.09\times10^{9}$ $J/\psi$ events collected by the BESIII experiment in 2012, we study the $J/\psi\rightarrow\gamma\eta^{\prime}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ process and observe a significant abrupt change in the slope of the $\eta^{\prime}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ invariant mass distribution at the proton-antiproton ($p\bar{p}$) mass threshold. We use two models to characterize the $\eta^{\prime}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ line shape around $1.85~\text{GeV}/c^{2}$: one which explicitly incorporates the opening of a decay threshold in the mass spectrum (Flatt\'{e} formula), and another which is the coherent sum of two resonant amplitudes. Both fits show almost equally good agreement with data, and suggest the existence of either a broad state around $1.85~\text{GeV}/c^{2}$ with strong couplings to $p\bar{p}$ final states or a narrow state just below the $p\bar{p}$ mass threshold. Although we cannot distinguish between the fits, either one supports the existence of a $p\bar{p}$ molecule-like state or bound state with greater than $7\sigma$ significance.
    Full-text Article · Mar 2016
  • Article · Mar 2016
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A search for radiative decays of the $P$-wave spin singlet charmonium resonance $h_c$ is performed based on $4.48 \times 10^{8}$ $\psi'$ events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring. Events of the reaction channels $h_{c} \rightarrow \gamma \eta'$ and $\gamma \eta$ are observed with a statistical significance of $8.4 \sigma$ and $4.0 \sigma$, respectively, for the first time. The branching fractions of $h_{c} \rightarrow \gamma \eta'$ and $h_{c} \rightarrow \gamma \eta$ are measured to be $\mathcal{B}(h_{c} \rightarrow \gamma \eta')=(1.52 \pm 0.27 \pm 0.29)\times10^{-3}$ and $\mathcal{B}(h_{c} \rightarrow \gamma \eta)=(4.7 \pm 1.5 \pm 1.4)\times10^{-4}$, respectively, where the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic uncertainties.
    Full-text Article · Mar 2016
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We search for a light Higgs boson A0 in the fully reconstructed decay chain of J/ψ→γA0, A0→μ+μ- using (225.0±2.8)×106 J/ψ events collected by the BESIII experiment. The A0 is a hypothetical CP-odd light Higgs boson predicted by many extensions of the Standard Model including two spin-0 doublets plus an extra singlet. We find no evidence for A0 production and set 90% confidence-level upper limits on the product branching fraction B(J/ψ→γA0)×B(A0→μ+μ-) in the range of (2.8-495.3)×10-8 for 0.212≤mA0≤3.0 GeV/c2. The new limits are five times below our previous results, and the nature of the A0 is constrained to be mostly singlet.
    Article · Mar 2016

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Institutions

  • 2011-2014
    • University of Minnesota Duluth
      Duluth, Minnesota, United States
  • 2004-2013
    • Government of the People's Republic of China
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 2010-2011
    • Institute of physics china
      Peping, Beijing, China
    • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
      Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • 2007
    • Peking University
      Peping, Beijing, China