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η Physics with the crystal ball detector

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The experimental results obtained with the Crystal Ball detector for the physics of η-meson decays are reviewed. The η → 3π 0 Dalitz plot slope and the ηπ 0 γγ decay width are measured with a high accuracy using 3 × 107 η decays. Upper limits on the η → 3γ, η → 2π 0 γ, and η → 3π 0 γ C-forbidden decays are found. The sensitivity of these upper limits to C violation is estimated. An upper limit on the η → 4π 0 C P-forbidden decay is found for the first time and the sensitivity of this value to C P violation is estimated.

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Original Russian Text © A.B. Starostin, 2007, published in Yadernaya Fizika, 2007, Vol. 70, No. 7, pp. 1242–1246.

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Starostin, A.B. η Physics with the crystal ball detector. Phys. Atom. Nuclei 70, 1203–1207 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063778807070095

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PACS numbers

  • 14.40.Aq
  • 12.38.Bx
  • 13.25.Jx
  • 11.30.Er
  • 13.20.Jf