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Energy Scan of the e(+)e(-) -> h(b)(nP)pi(+)pi(-) (n=1, 2) Cross Sections and Evidence for gamma(11020) Decays into Charged Bottomoniumlike States

Mizuk, R.; Bondar, A.; Adachi, I.; Aihara, H.; Asner, D. M.; Atmacan, H.; Aulchenko, V.; Aushev, T.; Ayad, R.; Badhrees, I.

Belle Collaboration

Using data collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e(+)e(-) collider, we measure the energy dependence of the e(+)e(-) -> h(b)(nP)pi(+)pi(-) (n = 1, 2) cross sections from thresholds up to 11.02 GeV. We find clear gamma(10860) and gamma(11020) peaks with little or no continuum contribution. We study the resonant substructure of the gamma(11020) -> h(b)(nP)pi(+)pi(_) transitions and find evidence that they proceed entirely via the intermediate isovector states Z(b)(10610) and Z(b)(10650). The relative fraction of these states is loosely constrained by the current data: The hypothesis that only Z(b)(10610) is produced is excluded at the level of 3.3 standard deviations, while the hypothesis that only Z(b)(10650) is produced is not excluded at a significant level.


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