Improved measurement of B(D+→μ+ν) and the pseudoscalar decay constant fD+

Marina Artuso, C. Boulahouache, Steven Roy Blusk, J. Butt, O. Dorjkhaidav, J. Li, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, R. Nandakumar, K. Randrianarivony, R. Redjimi, R. Sia, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang, S. E. Csorna, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. DubrovinA. Lincoln, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, J. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, J. L. Rosner, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, V. Crede, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, 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, T. O. Meyer, P. U E Onyisi, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, E. A. Phillips, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, X. Shi, M. R. Shepherd, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, D. Urner, T. Wilksen, K. M. Weaver, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, R. Patel, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, C. Cawlfield, B. I. Eisenstein, G. D. Gollin, I. Karliner, D. Kim, N. Lowrey, P. Naik, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, E. J. White, J. Williams, J. Wiss, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, D. T. Gong, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, B. W. Lang, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, A. Smith, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, J. Ernst, H. Severini, S. A. Dytman, W. Love, S. Mehrabyan, J. A. Mueller, V. Savinov, Z. Li, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, G. S. Huang, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, I. P J Shipsey, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, J. Napolitano, Q. He, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu

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Abstract

We extract a relatively precise value for the decay constant of the D+ meson by measuring B(D+→μ+ν)=(4.40±0.66-0.12+0.09)×10-4 using 281pb-1 of data taken on the ψ(3770) resonance with the CLEO-c detector. We find fD+=(222.6±16.7-3.4+2.8)MeV, and compare with current theoretical calculations. We also set a 90% confidence upper limit on B(D+→e+ν)<2.4×10-5 which constrains new physics models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number251801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume95
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2005

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Artuso, M., Boulahouache, C., Blusk, S. R., Butt, J., Dorjkhaidav, O., Li, J., Menaa, N., Mountain, R., Nandakumar, R., Randrianarivony, K., Redjimi, R., Sia, R., Skwarnicki, T., Stone, S., Wang, J. C., Zhang, K., Csorna, S. E., Bonvicini, G., Cinabro, D., ... Liu, F. (2005). Improved measurement of B(D+→μ+ν) and the pseudoscalar decay constant fD+. Physical Review Letters, 95(25), [251801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.251801