Angular analysis of the e <sup>+</sup> e <sup>-</sup> → D <sup>(*)±</sup> D <sup>*∓</sup> process near the open charm threshold using initial-state radiation
© 2018 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. We report a new measurement of the exclusive e+e-→D(∗)±D∗ cross sections as a function of the center-of-mass energy from the D(∗)±D∗ threshold through s=6.0 GeV, using the initial-state radiation technique. The analysis is based on a data sample collected with the Belle detector with an integrated luminosity of 951 fb-1. The accuracy of the cross section measurement is increased by a factor of 2 over the first Belle study. We perform the first angular analysis of the e+e-→D∗±D∗ process and decompose this exclusive cross section into three components corresponding to the D∗ helicities.