skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: A Review of Charm Physics

Abstract

I review the status of charm physics, emphasizing recent results and future prospects. Spectroscopy and production are omitted in favor of an emphasis on decays.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20798036
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 815; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 25. international conference on physics in collision, Prague (Czech Republic), 5-9 Jul 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2173586; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BARYON SPECTROSCOPY; CHARMED BARYONS; CHARMED MESONS; MESON SPECTROSCOPY; PARTICLE DECAY; REVIEWS

Citation Formats

Briere, Roy A. A Review of Charm Physics. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2173586.
Briere, Roy A. A Review of Charm Physics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2173586.
Briere, Roy A. Wed . "A Review of Charm Physics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2173586.
@article{osti_20798036,
title = {A Review of Charm Physics},
author = {Briere, Roy A.},
abstractNote = {I review the status of charm physics, emphasizing recent results and future prospects. Spectroscopy and production are omitted in favor of an emphasis on decays.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2173586},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 815,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}
  • This article reviews a selection of recent topics in experimental charm physics, focussing mostly on the rare processes of doubly-Cabbibo-suppressed decays, D{sup 0} mixing, FCNC and lepton number violating decays. A brief discussion of current fixed target charm experiments at FNAL is included.
  • The NICA collider project at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna will have the capability of colliding protons, polarized deuterons, and nuclei at an effective nucleon-nucleon center-of mass energy in the range {radical}s{sub NN} = 4 to 11 GeV. I briefly survey a number of novel hadron physics processes which can be investigated at the NICA collider. The topics include the formation of exotic heavy quark resonances near the charm and bottom thresholds, intrinsic strangeness, charm, and bottom phenomena, hidden-color degrees of freedom in nuclei, color transparency, single-spin asymmetries, the RHIC baryon anomaly, and non-universal antishadowing.
  • A review of the latest experimental results on charm and beauty particle lifetimes is presented together with a brief summary of measurement methods used for beauty particle lifetime measurements. There have been significant updates to the D{sub s}{sup +}/D{sup 0}, B{sup +}/B{sub d}{sup 0} and {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}/B{sub d}{sup 0} lifetime ratios which have some theoretical implications. However more precise measurements are still needed before one can make conclusive statements about the theory used to calculate the particle lifetimes. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
  • A review of current experimental results on rare and forbidden decays, and searches for {ital CP} violation in charm decay is presented. Future prospects will be discussed. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
  • A review of the latest experimental results on charm and beauty particle lifetimes is presented together with a brief summary of measurement methods used for beauty particle lifetime measurements. There have been significant updates to the D{sub s}{sup +}/D{sup 0}, B{sup +}/B{sub d}{sup 0} and {lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}/B{sub d}{sup 0} lifetime ratios which have some theoretical implications. However more precise measurements are still needed before one can make conclusive statements about the theory used to calculate the particle lifetimes.