Observation of a JPC=1-+ exotic resonance in diffractive dissociation of 190 GeV/c π- Into π-π -π+

M. G. Alekseev, V. Yu Alexakhin, Yu Alexandrov, G. D. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, A. Austregesilo, B. Badełek, F. Balestra, J. Ball, J. Barth, G. Baum, Y. Bedfer, J. Bernhard, R. Bertini, M. Bettinelli, R. Birsa, J. Bisplinghoff, P. Bordalo, F. Bradamante, A. BravarA. Bressan, G. Brona, E. Burtin, M. P. Bussa, A. Chapiro, M. Chiosso, S. U. Chung, A. Cicuttin, M. Colantoni, M. L. Crespo, S. Dalla Torre, T. Dafni, S. Das, S. S. Dasgupta, O. Yu Denisov, L. Dhara, V. Diaz, A. M. Dinkelbach, S. V. Donskov, N. Doshita, V. Duic, W. Dünnweber, A. Efremov, A. El Alaoui, P. D. Eversheim, W. Eyrich, M. Faessler, A. Ferrero, M. Finger, M. Finger, H. Fischer, C. Franco, J. M. Friedrich, R. Garfagnini, F. Gautheron, O. P. Gavrichtchouk, R. Gazda, S. Gerassimov, R. Geyer, M. Giorgi, B. Gobbo, S. Goertz, S. Grabmüller, O. A. Grajek, A. Grasso, B. Grube, R. Gushterski, A. Guskov, F. Haas, D. Von Harrach, T. Hasegawa, J. Heckmann, F. H. Heinsius, R. Hermann, F. Herrmann, C. Heß, F. Hinterberger, N. Horikawa, Ch Höppner, N. D'Hose, C. Ilgner, S. Ishimoto, O. Ivanov, Yu Ivanshin, T. Iwata, R. Jahn, P. Jasinski, G. Jegou, R. Joosten, E. Kabuß, D. Kang, B. Ketzer, G. V. Khaustov, Yu A. Khokhlov, Yu Kisselev, F. Klein, K. Klimaszewski, S. Koblitz, J. H. Koivuniemi, V. N. Kolosov, E. V. Komissarov, K. Kondo, K. Königsmann, R. Konopka, I. Konorov, V. F. Konstantinov, A. Korzenev, A. M. Kotzinian, O. Kouznetsov, K. Kowalik, M. Krämer, A. Kral, Z. V. Kroumchtein, R. Kuhn, F. Kunne, K. Kurek, L. Lauser, J. M. Le Goff, A. A. Lednev, A. Lehmann, S. Levorato, J. Lichtenstadt, T. Liska, A. Maggiora, M. Maggiora, A. Magnon, G. K. Mallot, A. Mann, C. Marchand, J. Marroncle, A. Martin, J. Marzec, F. Massmann, T. Matsuda, A. N. Maximov, W. Meyer, T. Michigami, Yu V. Mikhailov, M. A. Moinester, A. Mutter, A. Nagaytsev, T. Nagel, J. Nassalski, T. Negrini, F. Nerling, S. Neubert, D. Neyret, V. I. Nikolaenko, A. G. Olshevsky, M. Ostrick, A. Padee, R. Panknin, D. Panzieri, B. Parsamyan, S. Paul, B. Pawlukiewicz-Kaminska, E. Perevalova, G. Pesaro, D. V. Peshekhonov, G. Piragino, S. Platchkov, J. Pochodzalla, J. Polak, V. A. Polyakov, G. Pontecorvo, J. Pretz, C. Quintans, J. F. Rajotte, S. Ramos, V. Rapatsky, G. Reicherz, D. Reggiani, A. Richter, F. Robinet, E. Rocco, E. Rondio, D. I. Ryabchikov, V. D. Samoylenko, A. Sandacz, H. Santos, M. G. Sapozhnikov, S. Sarkar, I. A. Savin, G. Sbrizzai, P. Schiavon, C. Schill, T. Schlüter, L. Schmitt, S. Schopferer, W. Schröder, O. Yu Shevchenko, H. W. Siebert, L. Silva, L. Sinha, A. N. Sissakian, M. Slunecka, G. I. Smirnov, S. Sosio, F. Sozzi, A. Srnka, M. Stolarski, M. Sulc, R. Sulej, S. Takekawa, S. Tessaro, F. Tessarotto, A. Teufel, L. G. Tkatchev, S. Uhl, I. Uman, G. Venugopal, M. Virius, N. V. Vlassov, A. Vossen, Q. Weitzel, R. Windmolders, W. Wiślicki, H. Wollny, K. Zaremba, M. Zavertyaev, E. Zemlyanichkina, M. Ziembicki, J. Zhao, N. Zhuravlev, A. Zvyagin

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Abstract

The COMPASS experiment at the CERN SPS has studied the diffractive dissociation of negative pions into the π-π -π+ final state using a 190GeV/c pion beam hitting a lead target. A partial wave analysis has been performed on a sample of 420000 events taken at values of the squared 4-momentum transfer t between 0.1 and 1GeV2/c2. The well-known resonances a1(1260), a2(1320), and π2(1670) are clearly observed. In addition, the data show a significant natural-parity exchange production of a resonance with spin-exotic quantum numbers JPC=1-+ at 1.66GeV/c2 decaying to ρπ. The resonant nature of this wave is evident from the mass-dependent phase differences to the JPC=2-+ and 1++ waves. From a mass-dependent fit a resonance mass of (1660±10-64+0)MeV/c2 and a width of (269±21-64+42)MeV/c2 are deduced, with an intensity of (1.7±0.2)% of the total intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number241803
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume104
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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