Improved measurement of absolute branching fraction of Ds+→τ+ν τ

P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, J. M. Hunt, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. Ledoux, H. Mahlke-KrügerD. Mohapatra, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, S. B. Athar, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, 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, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, B. J.Y. Tan, A. Tomaradze, J. Libby, L. Martin, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, Q. He, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, S. Khalil, J. Li, R. Mountain, K. Randrianarivony, N. Sultana, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, J. Reed, A. N. Robichaud, G. Tatishvili, E. J. White, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel

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Abstract

We have studied the leptonic decay Ds+→τ+ντ, via the decay channel τ+→e+νeν̄τ, using a sample of tagged Ds+ decays collected near the Ds*±Ds peak production energy in e+e- collisions with the CLEO-c detector. We obtain B(Ds+→τ+ντ)=( 5.30±0.47±0.22)% and determine the decay constant fDs=(252.5±11.1± 5.2)MeV, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2009

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Onyisi, P. U. E., Rosner, J. L., Alexander, J. P., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., Galik, R. S., Gibbons, L., Gray, R., Gray, S. W., Hartill, D. L., Heltsley, B. K., Hertz, D., Hunt, J. M., Kandaswamy, J., Kreinick, D. L., Kuznetsov, V. E., Ledoux, J., ... Vogel, H. (2009). Improved measurement of absolute branching fraction of Ds+→τ+ν τ. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 79(5), [052002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.052002