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

M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, S. Blusk, J. Butt, O. Dorjkhaidav, J. Li, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, R. Nandakumar, K. Randrianarivony, R. Redjimi, R. Sia, T. Skwarnicki, S. 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., 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