Department of Physics
Using the helicity formalism, we calculate the combined angular distribution function of the two gamma photons and the electron in the cascade process pp → 3D2 → χJ+γ1 → (ψ+γ2)+γ1 → (e+ + e−)+γ1+γ2 (J=0,1,2), when p and p are arbitrarily polarized. We also present the partially integrated angular distribution functions in six different cases. Our results show that by measuring the two-particle angular distribution of γ 1 and γ 2 and that of γ 1 and e −, one can determine the relative magnitudes as well as the relative phases of all the helicity amplitudes in the two radiative decay processes 3D2→χ J +γ 1 and χ J →ψ+γ 2. PACS 11.80.Cr - 13.20.Fc
The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields
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Mok, A. W. K., and K. J. Sebastian. "Angular distributions in the decays of the triplet D2 state of charmonium directly produced in polarized proton-antiproton collisions." The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields 63.1 (2009): 101-114.