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Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Jun 1;108(22):222002. Epub 2012 May 31.

Measurements of the mass and width of the η(c) using the decay ψ(3686)→γη(c).

Ablikim M1, Achasov MN, Alberto D, Ambrose DJ, An FF, An Q, An ZH, Bai JZ, Ferroli RB, Ban Y, Becker J, Berger N, Bertani MB, Bian JM, Boger E, Bondarenko O, Boyko I, Briere RA, Bytev V, Cai X, Calcaterra AC, Cao GF, Chang JF, Chelkov G, Chen G, Chen HS, Chen HX, Chen JC, Chen ML, Chen SJ, Chen Y, Chen YB, Cheng HP, Chu YP, Cronin-Hennessy D, Dai HL, Dai JP, Dedovich D, Deng ZY, Denysenko I, Destefanis M, Ding WL, Ding Y, Dong LY, Dong MY, Du SX, Fang J, Fang SS, Feng CQ, Fu CD, Fu JL, Gao Y, Geng C, Goetzen K, Gong WX, Greco M, Gu MH, Gu YT, Guan YH, Guo AQ, Guo LB, Guo YP, Han YL, Hao XQ, Harris FA, He KL, He M, He ZY, Heng YK, Hou ZL, Hu HM, Hu JF, Hu T, Huang B, Huang GM, Huang JS, Huang XT, Huang YP, Hussain T, Ji CS, Ji Q, Ji XB, Ji XL, Jia LK, Jiang LL, Jiang XS, Jiao JB, Jiao Z, Jin DP, Jin S, Jing FF, Kalantar-Nayestanaki N, Kavatsyuk M, Kuehn W, Lai W, Lange JS, Leung JK, Li CH, Li C, Li C, Li DM, Li F, Li G, Li HB, Li JC, Li K, Li L, Li NB, Li QJ, Li SL, Li WD, Li WG, Li XL, Li XN, Li XQ, Li XR, Li ZB, Liang H, Liang YF, Liang YT, Liao GR, Liao XT, Liu BJ, Liu CL, Liu CX, Liu CY, Liu FH, Liu F, Liu F, Liu H, Liu HB, Liu HH, Liu HM, Liu HW, Liu JP, Liu K, Liu K, Liu KY, Liu Q, Liu SB, Liu X, Liu XH, Liu YB, Liu Y, Liu ZA, Liu Z, Liu Z, Loehner H, Lu GR, Lu HJ, Lu JG, Lu QW, Lu XR, Lu YP, Luo CL, Luo MX, Luo T, Luo XL, Lv M, Ma CL, Ma FC, Ma HL, Ma QM, Ma S, Ma T, Ma XY, Maggiora M, Malik QA, Mao H, Mao YJ, Mao ZP, Messchendorp JG, Min J, Min TJ, Mitchell RE, Mo XH, Muchnoi NY, Nefedov Y, Nikolaev IB, Ning Z, Olsen SL, Ouyang Q, Pacetti SP, Park JW, Pelizaeus M, Peters K, Ping JL, Ping RG, Poling R, Pun CS, Qi M, Qian S, Qiao CF, Qin XS, Qiu JF, Rashid KH, Rong G, Ruan XD, Sarantsev A, Schulze J, Shao M, Shen CP, Shen XY, Sheng HY, Shepherd MR, Song XY, Spataro S, Spruck B, Sun DH, Sun GX, Sun JF, Sun SS, Sun XD, Sun YJ, Sun YZ, Sun ZJ, Sun ZT, Tang CJ, Tang X, Thorndike EH, Tian HL, Toth D, Varner GS, Wang B, Wang BQ, Wang K, Wang LL, Wang LL, Wang LS, Wang M, Wang P, Wang PL, Wang Q, Wang QJ, Wang SG, Wang XF, Wang XL, Wang YD, Wang YF, Wang YQ, Wang Z, Wang ZG, Wang ZY, Wei DH, Wen QG, Wen SP, Wiedner U, Wu LH, Wu N, Wu W, Wu Z, Xiao ZJ, Xie YG, Xiu QL, Xu GF, Xu GM, Xu H, Xu QJ, Xu XP, Xu Y, Xu ZR, Xue Z, Yan L, Yan WB, Yan YH, Yang HX, Yang T, Yang Y, Yang YX, Ye H, Ye M, Ye MH, Yu BX, Yu CX, Yu SP, Yuan CZ, Yuan WL, Yuan Y, Zafar AA, Zallo AZ, Zeng Y, Zhang BX, Zhang BY, Zhang CC, Zhang DH, Zhang HH, Zhang HY, Zhang J, Zhang JQ, Zhang JW, Zhang JY, Zhang JZ, Zhang L, Zhang SH, Zhang TR, Zhang XJ, Zhang XY, Zhang Y, Zhang YH, Zhang YS, Zhang ZP, Zhang ZY, Zhao G, Zhao HS, Zhao J, Zhao L, Zhao L, Zhao MG, Zhao Q, Zhao SJ, Zhao TC, Zhao XH, Zhao YB, Zhao ZG, Zhemchugov A, Zheng B, Zheng JP, Zheng YH, Zheng ZP, Zhong B, Zhong J, Zhou L, Zhou XK, Zhou XR, Zhu C, Zhu K, Zhu KJ, Zhu SH, Zhu XL, Zhu XW, Zhu YS, Zhu ZA, Zhuang J, Zou BS, Zou JH, Zuo JX; BESIII Collaboration.

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Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049, People's Republic of China.


The mass and width of the lowest-lying S-wave spin singlet charmonium state, the η(c), are measured using a data sample of 1.06×10(8) ψ(3686) decays collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII storage ring. We use a model that incorporates full interference between the signal reaction, ψ(3686)→γη(c), and a nonresonant radiative background to describe the line shape of the η(c) successfully. We measure the η(c) mass to be 2984.3±0.6±0.6 MeV/c(2) and the total width to be 32.0±1.2±1.0 MeV, where the first errors are statistical and the second are systematic.

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