It is pointed out that the radiative decays of a φ meson, φ rarr; ργγ and φ → ωγγ, receive dominant contributions from the pseudoscalar (P = η,η′) exchanges. Using the vector meson dominance model, we find that B(φ → ργγ) ≈ 1.3 × 10-4 and B(φ → ωγγ) ≈ 1.5 × 10-5, which are mainly from the η′ pole. Thus, these decays are well within the reach of the φ factory. Our estimates are a few orders of magnitude larger than the chiral loop contributions in the heavy vector meson chiral lagrangian, which is about (a few) × 10-9.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Jan 11|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics