Measurement of absolute hadronic branching fractions of D mesons and e+e-→DD̄ cross sections at the ψ(3770)

S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, K. M. Ecklund, W. Love, V. Savinov, A. Lopez, S. Mehrabyan, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, G. S. Huang, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. CummingsI. Danko, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, Q. He, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, S. Khalil, J. Li, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, S. Nisar, K. Randrianarivony, R. Sia, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, P. Naik, R. A. Briere, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, J. L. Rosner, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, 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, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, H. Mahlke-Krüger, D. Mohapatra, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, S. B. Athar, R. Patel, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, C. Cawlfield, B. I. Eisenstein, I. Karliner, D. Kim, N. Lowrey, M. Selen, E. J. White, J. Wiss, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, B. W. Lang, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, A. Smith, P. Zweber

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Abstract

Using 281pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at the ψ(3770) resonance with the CLEO-c detector at CESR (Cornell Electron Storage Ring), we determine absolute hadronic branching fractions of charged and neutral D mesons using a double tag technique. Among measurements for three D0 and six D+ modes, we obtain reference branching fractions B(D0→K-π+)=(3.891±0. 035±0.059±0.035)% and B(D+→K-π+π+)=(9.14±0. 10±0.16±0.07)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is all systematic errors other than final-state radiation (FSR), and the third is the systematic uncertainty due to FSR. We include FSR in these branching fractions by allowing for additional unobserved photons in the final state. Using an independent determination of the integrated luminosity, we also extract the cross sections σ(e+e-→D0D̄0)=(3.66±0. 03±0.06)nb and σ(e+e-→D+D-)=(2.91±0.03±0.05)nb at a center-of-mass energy, Ecm=3774±1MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume76
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2007

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

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    Dobbs, S., Metreveli, Z., Seth, K. K., Tomaradze, A., Ecklund, K. M., Love, W., Savinov, V., Lopez, A., Mehrabyan, S., Mendez, H., Ramirez, J., Huang, G. S., Miller, D. H., Pavlunin, V., Sanghi, B., Shipsey, I. P. J., Xin, B., Adams, G. S., Anderson, M., ... Zweber, P. (2007). Measurement of absolute hadronic branching fractions of D mesons and e+e-→DD̄ cross sections at the ψ(3770). Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 76(11), [112001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.76.112001