Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson

J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, H. Mahlke-Krüger, D. Mohapatra, P. U E Onyisi, J. R. PattersonD. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, S. B. Athar, R. Patel, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, B. I. Eisenstein, I. Karliner, S. Mehrabyan, N. Lowrey, M. Selen, E. J. White, J. Wiss, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, B. W. Lang, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, J. Libby, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, K. M. Ecklund, W. Love, V. Savinov, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, B. Sanghi, I. P J Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, Q. He, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, Marina Artuso, Steven Roy Blusk, S. Khalil, J. Li, R. Mountain, S. Nisar, K. Randrianarivony, N. Sultana, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, P. Naik, R. A. Briere, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, J. L. Rosner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The branching fractions of Ds± meson decays serve to normalize many measurements of processes involving charm quarks. Using 298pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at a center of mass energy of 4.17 GeV, we determine absolute branching fractions for eight Ds± decays with a double tag technique. In particular we determine the branching fraction B(Ds+→K-K+π+)=(5.50±0.23±0.16)%, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We also provide partial branching fractions for kinematic subsets of the K-K+π+ decay mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number161804
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume100
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2008

Fingerprint

mesons
decay
set theory
center of mass
kinematics
quarks
collisions
energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Alexander, J. P., Berkelman, K., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., ... Rosner, J. L. (2008). Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. Physical Review Letters, 100(16), [161804]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804

Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. / Alexander, J. P.; Berkelman, K.; Cassel, D. G.; Duboscq, J. E.; Ehrlich, R.; Fields, L.; Gibbons, L.; Gray, R.; Gray, S. W.; Hartill, D. L.; Heltsley, B. K.; Hertz, D.; Jones, C. D.; Kandaswamy, J.; Kreinick, D. L.; Kuznetsov, V. E.; Mahlke-Krüger, H.; Mohapatra, D.; Onyisi, P. U E; Patterson, J. R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Ryd, A.; Sadoff, A. J.; Shi, X.; Stroiney, S.; Sun, W. M.; Wilksen, T.; Athar, S. B.; Patel, R.; Yelton, J.; Rubin, P.; Eisenstein, B. I.; Karliner, I.; Mehrabyan, S.; Lowrey, N.; Selen, M.; White, E. J.; Wiss, J.; Mitchell, R. E.; Shepherd, M. R.; Besson, D.; Pedlar, T. K.; Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Gao, K. Y.; Hietala, J.; Kubota, Y.; Klein, T.; Lang, B. W.; Poling, R.; Scott, A. W.; Zweber, P.; Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tomaradze, A.; Libby, J.; Powell, A.; Wilkinson, G.; Ecklund, K. M.; Love, W.; Savinov, V.; Lopez, A.; Mendez, H.; Ramirez, J.; Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Sanghi, B.; Shipsey, I. P J; Xin, B.; Adams, G. S.; Anderson, M.; Cummings, J. P.; Danko, I.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J.; He, Q.; Insler, J.; Muramatsu, H.; Park, C. S.; Thorndike, E. H.; Yang, F.; Artuso, Marina; Blusk, Steven Roy; Khalil, S.; Li, J.; Mountain, R.; Nisar, S.; Randrianarivony, K.; Sultana, N.; Skwarnicki, Tomasz; Stone, Sheldon; Wang, J. C.; Zhang, L. M.; Bonvicini, G.; Cinabro, D.; Dubrovin, M.; Lincoln, A.; Rademacker, J.; Asner, D. M.; Edwards, K. W.; Naik, P.; Briere, R. A.; Ferguson, T.; Tatishvili, G.; Vogel, H.; Watkins, M. E.; Rosner, J. L.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 100, No. 16, 161804, 23.04.2008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alexander, JP, Berkelman, K, Cassel, DG, Duboscq, JE, Ehrlich, R, Fields, L, Gibbons, L, Gray, R, Gray, SW, Hartill, DL, Heltsley, BK, Hertz, D, Jones, CD, Kandaswamy, J, Kreinick, DL, Kuznetsov, VE, Mahlke-Krüger, H, Mohapatra, D, Onyisi, PUE, Patterson, JR, Peterson, D, Riley, D, Ryd, A, Sadoff, AJ, Shi, X, Stroiney, S, Sun, WM, Wilksen, T, Athar, SB, Patel, R, Yelton, J, Rubin, P, Eisenstein, BI, Karliner, I, Mehrabyan, S, Lowrey, N, Selen, M, White, EJ, Wiss, J, Mitchell, RE, Shepherd, MR, Besson, D, Pedlar, TK, Cronin-Hennessy, D, Gao, KY, Hietala, J, Kubota, Y, Klein, T, Lang, BW, Poling, R, Scott, AW, Zweber, P, Dobbs, S, Metreveli, Z, Seth, KK, Tomaradze, A, Libby, J, Powell, A, Wilkinson, G, Ecklund, KM, Love, W, Savinov, V, Lopez, A, Mendez, H, Ramirez, J, Ge, JY, Miller, DH, Sanghi, B, Shipsey, IPJ, Xin, B, Adams, GS, Anderson, M, Cummings, JP, Danko, I, Hu, D, Moziak, B, Napolitano, J, He, Q, Insler, J, Muramatsu, H, Park, CS, Thorndike, EH, Yang, F, Artuso, M, Blusk, SR, Khalil, S, Li, J, Mountain, R, Nisar, S, Randrianarivony, K, Sultana, N, Skwarnicki, T, Stone, S, Wang, JC, Zhang, LM, Bonvicini, G, Cinabro, D, Dubrovin, M, Lincoln, A, Rademacker, J, Asner, DM, Edwards, KW, Naik, P, Briere, RA, Ferguson, T, Tatishvili, G, Vogel, H, Watkins, ME & Rosner, JL 2008, 'Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson', Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, no. 16, 161804. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804
Alexander JP, Berkelman K, Cassel DG, Duboscq JE, Ehrlich R, Fields L et al. Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. Physical Review Letters. 2008 Apr 23;100(16). 161804. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804
Alexander, J. P. ; Berkelman, K. ; Cassel, D. G. ; Duboscq, J. E. ; Ehrlich, R. ; Fields, L. ; Gibbons, L. ; Gray, R. ; Gray, S. W. ; Hartill, D. L. ; Heltsley, B. K. ; Hertz, D. ; Jones, C. D. ; Kandaswamy, J. ; Kreinick, D. L. ; Kuznetsov, V. E. ; Mahlke-Krüger, H. ; Mohapatra, D. ; Onyisi, P. U E ; Patterson, J. R. ; Peterson, D. ; Riley, D. ; Ryd, A. ; Sadoff, A. J. ; Shi, X. ; Stroiney, S. ; Sun, W. M. ; Wilksen, T. ; Athar, S. B. ; Patel, R. ; Yelton, J. ; Rubin, P. ; Eisenstein, B. I. ; Karliner, I. ; Mehrabyan, S. ; Lowrey, N. ; Selen, M. ; White, E. J. ; Wiss, J. ; Mitchell, R. E. ; Shepherd, M. R. ; Besson, D. ; Pedlar, T. K. ; Cronin-Hennessy, D. ; Gao, K. Y. ; Hietala, J. ; Kubota, Y. ; Klein, T. ; Lang, B. W. ; Poling, R. ; Scott, A. W. ; Zweber, P. ; Dobbs, S. ; Metreveli, Z. ; Seth, K. K. ; Tomaradze, A. ; Libby, J. ; Powell, A. ; Wilkinson, G. ; Ecklund, K. M. ; Love, W. ; Savinov, V. ; Lopez, A. ; Mendez, H. ; Ramirez, J. ; Ge, J. Y. ; Miller, D. H. ; Sanghi, B. ; Shipsey, I. P J ; Xin, B. ; Adams, G. S. ; Anderson, M. ; Cummings, J. P. ; Danko, I. ; Hu, D. ; Moziak, B. ; Napolitano, J. ; He, Q. ; Insler, J. ; Muramatsu, H. ; Park, C. S. ; Thorndike, E. H. ; Yang, F. ; Artuso, Marina ; Blusk, Steven Roy ; Khalil, S. ; Li, J. ; Mountain, R. ; Nisar, S. ; Randrianarivony, K. ; Sultana, N. ; Skwarnicki, Tomasz ; Stone, Sheldon ; Wang, J. C. ; Zhang, L. M. ; Bonvicini, G. ; Cinabro, D. ; Dubrovin, M. ; Lincoln, A. ; Rademacker, J. ; Asner, D. M. ; Edwards, K. W. ; Naik, P. ; Briere, R. A. ; Ferguson, T. ; Tatishvili, G. ; Vogel, H. ; Watkins, M. E. ; Rosner, J. L. / Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. In: Physical Review Letters. 2008 ; Vol. 100, No. 16.
@article{ffea8155f1d74f4d84180e11bc79440c,
title = "Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson",
abstract = "The branching fractions of Ds± meson decays serve to normalize many measurements of processes involving charm quarks. Using 298pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at a center of mass energy of 4.17 GeV, we determine absolute branching fractions for eight Ds± decays with a double tag technique. In particular we determine the branching fraction B(Ds+→K-K+π+)=(5.50±0.23±0.16){\%}, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We also provide partial branching fractions for kinematic subsets of the K-K+π+ decay mode.",
author = "Alexander, {J. P.} and K. Berkelman and Cassel, {D. G.} and Duboscq, {J. E.} and R. Ehrlich and L. Fields and L. Gibbons and R. Gray and Gray, {S. W.} and Hartill, {D. L.} and Heltsley, {B. K.} and D. Hertz and Jones, {C. D.} and J. Kandaswamy and Kreinick, {D. L.} and Kuznetsov, {V. E.} and H. Mahlke-Kr{\"u}ger and D. Mohapatra and Onyisi, {P. U E} and Patterson, {J. R.} and D. Peterson and D. Riley and A. Ryd and Sadoff, {A. J.} and X. Shi and S. Stroiney and Sun, {W. M.} and T. Wilksen and Athar, {S. B.} and R. Patel and J. Yelton and P. Rubin and Eisenstein, {B. I.} and I. Karliner and S. Mehrabyan and N. Lowrey and M. Selen and White, {E. J.} and J. Wiss and Mitchell, {R. E.} and Shepherd, {M. R.} and D. Besson and Pedlar, {T. K.} and D. Cronin-Hennessy and Gao, {K. Y.} and J. Hietala and Y. Kubota and T. Klein and Lang, {B. W.} and R. Poling and Scott, {A. W.} and P. Zweber and S. Dobbs and Z. Metreveli and Seth, {K. K.} and A. Tomaradze and J. Libby and A. Powell and G. Wilkinson and Ecklund, {K. M.} and W. Love and V. Savinov and A. Lopez and H. Mendez and J. Ramirez and Ge, {J. Y.} and Miller, {D. H.} and B. Sanghi and Shipsey, {I. P J} and B. Xin and Adams, {G. S.} and M. Anderson and Cummings, {J. P.} and I. Danko and D. Hu and B. Moziak and J. Napolitano and Q. He and J. Insler and H. Muramatsu and Park, {C. S.} and Thorndike, {E. H.} and F. Yang and Marina Artuso and Blusk, {Steven Roy} and S. Khalil and J. Li and R. Mountain and S. Nisar and K. Randrianarivony and N. Sultana and Tomasz Skwarnicki and Sheldon Stone and Wang, {J. C.} and Zhang, {L. M.} and G. Bonvicini and D. Cinabro and M. Dubrovin and A. Lincoln and J. Rademacker and Asner, {D. M.} and Edwards, {K. W.} and P. Naik and Briere, {R. A.} and T. Ferguson and G. Tatishvili and H. Vogel and Watkins, {M. E.} and Rosner, {J. L.}",
year = "2008",
month = "4",
day = "23",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "100",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
issn = "0031-9007",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "16",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson

AU - Alexander, J. P.

AU - Berkelman, K.

AU - Cassel, D. G.

AU - Duboscq, J. E.

AU - Ehrlich, R.

AU - Fields, L.

AU - Gibbons, L.

AU - Gray, R.

AU - Gray, S. W.

AU - Hartill, D. L.

AU - Heltsley, B. K.

AU - Hertz, D.

AU - Jones, C. D.

AU - Kandaswamy, J.

AU - Kreinick, D. L.

AU - Kuznetsov, V. E.

AU - Mahlke-Krüger, H.

AU - Mohapatra, D.

AU - Onyisi, P. U E

AU - Patterson, J. R.

AU - Peterson, D.

AU - Riley, D.

AU - Ryd, A.

AU - Sadoff, A. J.

AU - Shi, X.

AU - Stroiney, S.

AU - Sun, W. M.

AU - Wilksen, T.

AU - Athar, S. B.

AU - Patel, R.

AU - Yelton, J.

AU - Rubin, P.

AU - Eisenstein, B. I.

AU - Karliner, I.

AU - Mehrabyan, S.

AU - Lowrey, N.

AU - Selen, M.

AU - White, E. J.

AU - Wiss, J.

AU - Mitchell, R. E.

AU - Shepherd, M. R.

AU - Besson, D.

AU - Pedlar, T. K.

AU - Cronin-Hennessy, D.

AU - Gao, K. Y.

AU - Hietala, J.

AU - Kubota, Y.

AU - Klein, T.

AU - Lang, B. W.

AU - Poling, R.

AU - Scott, A. W.

AU - Zweber, P.

AU - Dobbs, S.

AU - Metreveli, Z.

AU - Seth, K. K.

AU - Tomaradze, A.

AU - Libby, J.

AU - Powell, A.

AU - Wilkinson, G.

AU - Ecklund, K. M.

AU - Love, W.

AU - Savinov, V.

AU - Lopez, A.

AU - Mendez, H.

AU - Ramirez, J.

AU - Ge, J. Y.

AU - Miller, D. H.

AU - Sanghi, B.

AU - Shipsey, I. P J

AU - Xin, B.

AU - Adams, G. S.

AU - Anderson, M.

AU - Cummings, J. P.

AU - Danko, I.

AU - Hu, D.

AU - Moziak, B.

AU - Napolitano, J.

AU - He, Q.

AU - Insler, J.

AU - Muramatsu, H.

AU - Park, C. S.

AU - Thorndike, E. H.

AU - Yang, F.

AU - Artuso, Marina

AU - Blusk, Steven Roy

AU - Khalil, S.

AU - Li, J.

AU - Mountain, R.

AU - Nisar, S.

AU - Randrianarivony, K.

AU - Sultana, N.

AU - Skwarnicki, Tomasz

AU - Stone, Sheldon

AU - Wang, J. C.

AU - Zhang, L. M.

AU - Bonvicini, G.

AU - Cinabro, D.

AU - Dubrovin, M.

AU - Lincoln, A.

AU - Rademacker, J.

AU - Asner, D. M.

AU - Edwards, K. W.

AU - Naik, P.

AU - Briere, R. A.

AU - Ferguson, T.

AU - Tatishvili, G.

AU - Vogel, H.

AU - Watkins, M. E.

AU - Rosner, J. L.

PY - 2008/4/23

Y1 - 2008/4/23

N2 - The branching fractions of Ds± meson decays serve to normalize many measurements of processes involving charm quarks. Using 298pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at a center of mass energy of 4.17 GeV, we determine absolute branching fractions for eight Ds± decays with a double tag technique. In particular we determine the branching fraction B(Ds+→K-K+π+)=(5.50±0.23±0.16)%, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We also provide partial branching fractions for kinematic subsets of the K-K+π+ decay mode.

AB - The branching fractions of Ds± meson decays serve to normalize many measurements of processes involving charm quarks. Using 298pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at a center of mass energy of 4.17 GeV, we determine absolute branching fractions for eight Ds± decays with a double tag technique. In particular we determine the branching fraction B(Ds+→K-K+π+)=(5.50±0.23±0.16)%, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We also provide partial branching fractions for kinematic subsets of the K-K+π+ decay mode.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=42549105363&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=42549105363&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:42549105363

VL - 100

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 16

M1 - 161804

ER -