Improved measurement of the form factors in the decay Λc+→ Λe+νe

J. W. Hinson, G. S. Huang, J. Lee, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, R. Rangarajan, B. Sanghi, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, D. Cronin-Hennessy, C. S. Park, W. Park, J. B. Thayer, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. BoulahouacheS. Blusk, E. Dambasuren, O. Dorjkhaidav, R. Mountain, H. Muramatsu, R. Nandakumar, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, A. Magerkurth, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, N. B. Mistry, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, S. J. Richichi, D. Riley, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, T. Wilksen, A. Warburton, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, K. Benslama, C. Cawlfield, B. I. Eisenstein, G. D. Gollin, I. Karliner, N. Lowrey, C. Plager, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, K. W. Edwards, D. Besson, S. Anderson, V. V. Frolov, D. T. Gong, Y. Kubota, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, S. Ahmed, M. S. Alam, J. Ernst, L. Jian, M. Saleem, F. Wappler, K. Arms, E. Eckhart, K. K. Gan, C. Gwon, K. Honscheid, H. Kagan, R. Kass, T. K. Pedlar, E. von Toerne, H. Severini, P. Skubic, S. A. Dytman, J. A. Mueller, S. Nam, V. Savinov

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Abstract

Using the CLEO detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, we have studied the distribution of kinematic variables in the decay Λc+→Λe+νe. By performing a four-dimensional maximum likelihood fit, we determine the form factor ratio, R=f2/f1=-0.31±0. 05(stat)±0.04(syst), the pole mass, Mpole=[2.21±0.08(stat) ±0.14(syst)]GeV/c2, and the decay asymmetry parameter of the Λc+, αΛc=-0.86±0.03(stat)±0.02(syst), forq2=0.67 (GeV/c2)2. We compare the angular distributions of the Λc+ and Λ̄c- and find no evidence for CP violation: AΛc= (αΛc+αΛ̄c)(αΛc- αΛ̄c)=0.00±0.03(stat)±0.01(syst)±0.02, where the third error is from the uncertainty in the world average of the CP-violating parameter, AΛ, for Λ→pπ-.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number191801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume94
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 2005

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    Hinson, J. W., Huang, G. S., Lee, J., Miller, D. H., Pavlunin, V., Rangarajan, R., Sanghi, B., Shibata, E. I., Shipsey, I. P. J., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Park, C. S., Park, W., Thayer, J. B., Thorndike, E. H., Coan, T. E., Gao, Y. S., Liu, F., Stroynowski, R., Artuso, M., ... Savinov, V. (2005). Improved measurement of the form factors in the decay Λc+→ Λe+νe. Physical Review Letters, 94(19), [191801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.191801