Measurement of γγ *→π0 transition form factor at Belle

S. Uehara, Y. Watanabe, H. Nakazawa, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, K. Belous, V. Bhardwaj, B. Bhuyan, M. Bischofberger, A. Bondar, G. Bonvicini, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, A. Chen, P. ChenB. G. Cheon, K. Chilikin, I. S. Cho, K. Cho, Y. Choi, J. Dalseno, Z. Doleal, Z. Drásal, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, J. E. Fast, M. Feindt, V. Gaur, N. Gabyshev, Y. M. Goh, B. Golob, J. Haba, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwabuchi, Y. Iwasaki, T. Iwashita, T. Julius, J. H. Kang, T. Kawasaki, C. Kiesling, H. J. Kim, H. O. Kim, J. B. Kim, J. H. Kim, K. T. Kim, M. J. Kim, Y. J. Kim, B. R. Ko, S. Koblitz, P. Kody, S. Korpar, R. T. Kouzes, P. Krian, P. Krokovny, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, S. H. Lee, J. Li, Y. Li, J. Libby, C. L. Lim, C. Liu, Y. Liu, Z. Q. Liu, D. Liventsev, R. Louvot, D. Matvienko, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, G. B. Mohanty, A. Moll, T. Mori, N. Muramatsu, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, K. Nishimura, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, H. K. Park, K. S. Park, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, K. Prothmann, M. Röhrken, S. Ryu, H. Sahoo, K. Sakai, Y. Sakai, T. Sanuki, Y. Sato, V. Savinov, O. Schneider, C. Schwanda, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, O. Seon, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, C. P. Shen, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, A. Sibidanov, F. Simon, J. B. Singh, P. Smerkol, Y. S. Sohn, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, Y. Teramoto, K. Trabelsi, T. Tsuboyama, M. Uchida, Y. Unno, S. Uno, Y. Usov, P. Vanhoefer, G. Varner, A. Vinokurova, V. Vorobyev, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, M. Watanabe, K. M. Williams, E. Won, Y. Yamashita, C. Z. Yuan, C. C. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

We report a measurement of the process γγ *→π0 with a 759fb -1 data sample recorded with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e +e - collider. The pion transition form factor, F(Q2), is measured for the kinematical region 4GeV2Q240GeV2, where -Q2 is the invariant-mass squared of a virtual photon. The measured values of Q2|F(Q2)| agree well with the previous measurements below Q29GeV2 but do not exhibit the rapid growth in the higher Q2 region seen in another recent measurement, which exceeds the asymptotic QCD expectation by as much as 50%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume86
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Uehara, S., Watanabe, Y., Nakazawa, H., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Asner, D. M., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Belous, K., Bhardwaj, V., Bhuyan, B., Bischofberger, M., Bondar, A., Bonvicini, G., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Chang, M. C., Chen, A., ... Zupanc, A. (2012). Measurement of γγ *→π0 transition form factor at Belle. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 86(9), [092007]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.092007