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#### Evidence for the decay X(3872) → ψ(2S)γ

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Blouw,  J.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Britsch,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Fontana,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Popov,  D.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Schmelling,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Volyanskyy,  D.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Voss,  H.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Zavertyaev,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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##### Citation

LHCb Collaboration, Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., et al. (2014). Evidence for the decay X(3872) → ψ(2S)γ. Nuclear Physics B, 886, 655-680. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.06.011.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0024-9082-2
##### Abstract
Evidence for the decay mode $X(3872)\rightarrow\psi(2S)\gamma$ in $B^+\rightarrow X(3872)K^+$ decays is found with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. The analysis is based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3fb$^{-1}$ collected with the LHCb detector, at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8TeV. The ratio of the branching fraction of the $X(3872)\to\psi(2S)\gamma$ decay to that of the $X(3872)\rightarrow J/\psi \gamma$ decay is measured to be $$\frac{Br(X(3872)\rightarrow\psi(2S)\gamma)}{Br(X(3872)\rightarrow J/\psi\gamma)} = 2.46\pm0.64\pm0.29, %\pm0.06,$$ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The measured value agrees with expectations for a pure charmonium interpretation of the $X(3872)$ state and a mixture of charmonium and molecular interpretations. However, it does not support a pure $D\bar{D}^{*}$ molecular interpretation of the $X(3872)$state.