Improved measurements of D meson semileptonic decays to π and K mesons

D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, J. Xavier, 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, C. ThomasG. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, 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, 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. Zhou, J. Zhu, 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, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, 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-Krüger, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd

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Using the entire CLEO-c ψ(3770)→DD̄ event sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 818pb-1 and approximately 5.4×106 DD̄ events, we present a study of the decays D0→π-e+νe, D0→K-e+νe, D+→π0e+νe, and D+→K̄0e+νe. Via a tagged analysis technique, in which one D is fully reconstructed in a hadronic mode, partial rates for semileptonic decays by the other D are measured in several q2 bins. We fit these rates using several form factor parametrizations and report the results, including form factor shape parameters and the branching fractions B(D0→π-e+νe)=(0.288±0. 008±0.003)%, B(D0→K-e+νe)=(3.50±0.03±0.04)%, B(D+→π0e+νe)=(0.405±0.016±0.009)%, and B(D+→K̄0e+νe)=(8.83±0.10±0.20)%, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. Taking input from lattice quantum chromodynamics, we also find |Vcd|=0.234±0.007±0. 002±0.025 and |Vcs|=0.985±0.009±0.006±0.103, where the third uncertainties are from lattice quantum chromodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032005
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 21 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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