Improved measurement of absolute hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson

P. U.E. Onyisi, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, K. W. Edwards, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. L. KreinickV. E. Kuznetsov, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, J. Libby, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, T. Xiao, A. Powell, C. Thomas, G. Wilkinson, D. M. Asner, G. Tatishvili, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang

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The branching fractions of Ds± meson decays serve to normalize many measurements of processes involving charm quarks. Using 586 pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at a center of mass energy of 4.17 GeV, we determine absolute branching fractions for 13 Ds± decays in 16 reconstructed final states with a double tag technique. In particular we make a precise measurement of the branching fraction B(Ds→K -K+π+)=(5.55±0.14±0.13)%, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We find a significantly reduced value of B(Ds→π+π0η ) compared to the world average, and our results bring the inclusively and exclusively measured values of B(D s→ηX) into agreement. We also search for CP-violating asymmetries in Ds decays and measure the cross section of e+e-→Ds*Ds at Ecm=4.17 GeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 20 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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