Measurement of absolute branching fractions of inclusive semileptonic decays of charm and charmed-strange mesons

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, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, J. M. HuntD. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. Ledoux, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, C. M. Tarbert, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, J. Xavier, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, J. Hietala, R. Poling, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, B. J.Y. Tan, A. Tomaradze, S. Brisbane, J. Libby, L. Martin, A. Powell, P. Spradlin, G. 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, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, S. Khalil, R. Mountain, K. Randrianarivony, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, J. Zhu, P. Naik, J. Rademacker

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We have measured the inclusive semileptonic branching fractions of D0, D+, and Ds+ mesons. For these measurements, we have used the full CLEO-c open-charm data samples, 818pb-1 at ECM=3.774GeV, giving D0D̄0 and D+D- events, and 602pb -1 at ECM=4.170GeV, giving Ds*±Ds" events. We obtain B(D0→Xe+νe)=(6.46±0.09±0.11)%, B(D +→Xe+νe)=(16.13±0.10±0.29)%, and B(Ds+→Xe+νe)=(6.52±0.39±0.15)%, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. From these and lifetimes obtained elsewhere, we obtain the ratios of semileptonic decay widths Γ(D+→Xe+νe)/Γ(D0→Xe +νe)=0.985±0.015±0.024 and Γ(Ds+→Xe +νe)/Γ(D0→Xe+νe)=0.828±0. 051±0.025. The ratio of D+ and D0 is consistent with the isospin symmetry prediction of unity, and the ratio of Ds+ and D0 differs from unity, as expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 16 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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