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Title: Measurement of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f{sub D{sub s}} Using Charm-Tagged Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Collisions at {radical}(s)=10.58 GeV

Abstract

Using 230.2 fb{sup -1} of e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation data collected with the BABAR detector at and near the peak of the {upsilon}(4S) resonance, 489{+-}55 events containing the pure leptonic decay D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{nu}{sub {mu}} have been isolated in charm-tagged events. The ratio of partial widths {gamma}(D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{nu}{sub {mu}})/{gamma}(D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{phi}{pi}{sup +}) is measured to be 0.143{+-}0.018{+-}0.006 allowing a determination of the pseudoscalar decay constant f{sub D{sub s}}=(283{+-}17{+-}7{+-}14) MeV. The errors are statistical, systematic, and from the D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{phi}{pi}{sup +} branching ratio, respectively.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]; ;  [3]; ; ; ; ;  [4]; ;  [5]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, F-74941 Annecy-le-Vieux (France)
  2. Facultat de Fisica, Departament ECM, Universitat de Barcelona, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain)
  3. Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, Universita di Bari, I-70126 Bari (Italy)
  4. Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100039 (China)
  5. Institute of Physics, University of Bergen, N-5007 Bergen (Norway) (and others)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951203
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 14; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.141801; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANNIHILATION; BRANCHING RATIO; D PLUS MESONS; ELECTRON-POSITRON COLLISIONS; ELECTRONS; ERRORS; GEV RANGE 10-100; LEPTONIC DECAY; MEV RANGE 100-1000; MUON NEUTRINOS; MUONS PLUS; PARTICLE WIDTHS; PHI MESONS; PIONS PLUS; POSITRONS; RESONANCE

Citation Formats

Aubert, B., Barate, R., Bona, M., Boutigny, D., Couderc, F., Karyotakis, Y., Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Zghiche, A., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Pappagallo, M., Chen, J. C., Qi, N. D., Rong, G., Wang, P., Zhu, Y. S., Eigen, G., and Ofte, I. Measurement of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f{sub D{sub s}} Using Charm-Tagged Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Collisions at {radical}(s)=10.58 GeV. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.141801.
Aubert, B., Barate, R., Bona, M., Boutigny, D., Couderc, F., Karyotakis, Y., Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Zghiche, A., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Pappagallo, M., Chen, J. C., Qi, N. D., Rong, G., Wang, P., Zhu, Y. S., Eigen, G., & Ofte, I. Measurement of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f{sub D{sub s}} Using Charm-Tagged Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Collisions at {radical}(s)=10.58 GeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.141801.
Aubert, B., Barate, R., Bona, M., Boutigny, D., Couderc, F., Karyotakis, Y., Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Zghiche, A., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Pappagallo, M., Chen, J. C., Qi, N. D., Rong, G., Wang, P., Zhu, Y. S., Eigen, G., and Ofte, I. Fri . "Measurement of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f{sub D{sub s}} Using Charm-Tagged Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Collisions at {radical}(s)=10.58 GeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.141801.
@article{osti_20951203,
title = {Measurement of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f{sub D{sub s}} Using Charm-Tagged Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Collisions at {radical}(s)=10.58 GeV},
author = {Aubert, B. and Barate, R. and Bona, M. and Boutigny, D. and Couderc, F. and Karyotakis, Y. and Lees, J. P. and Poireau, V. and Tisserand, V. and Zghiche, A. and Grauges, E. and Palano, A. and Pappagallo, M. and Chen, J. C. and Qi, N. D. and Rong, G. and Wang, P. and Zhu, Y. S. and Eigen, G. and Ofte, I.},
abstractNote = {Using 230.2 fb{sup -1} of e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation data collected with the BABAR detector at and near the peak of the {upsilon}(4S) resonance, 489{+-}55 events containing the pure leptonic decay D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{nu}{sub {mu}} have been isolated in charm-tagged events. The ratio of partial widths {gamma}(D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{nu}{sub {mu}})/{gamma}(D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{phi}{pi}{sup +}) is measured to be 0.143{+-}0.018{+-}0.006 allowing a determination of the pseudoscalar decay constant f{sub D{sub s}}=(283{+-}17{+-}7{+-}14) MeV. The errors are statistical, systematic, and from the D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}{phi}{pi}{sup +} branching ratio, respectively.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.141801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 14,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}