ISSN - 00319007, EISSN - 10797114, Physical Review Letters, 2016, vol. 116, 25, p. -
Observation of hc Radiative Decay hc →γη′ and Evidence for hc →γη
© 2016 American Physical Society.A search for radiative decays of the P-wave spin singlet charmonium resonance hc is performed based on 4.48×108 ψ′ events collected with the BESIII detector operating at the BEPCII storage ring. Events of the reaction channels hc→γη′ and γη are observed with a statistical significance of 8.4σ and 4.0σ, respectively, for the first time. The branching fractions of hc→γη′ and hc→γη are measured to be B(hc→γη′)=(1.52±0.27±0.29)×10-3 and B(hc→γη)=(4.7±1.5±1.4)×10-4, respectively, where the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic uncertainties.