Measuring B(D+ → μ+ ν) and the pseudoscalar decay constant fD+

G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, J. L. Rosner, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, V. Crede, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, R. S. GalikL. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, L. Hsu, 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, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, T. Wilksen, 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, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, J. Wiss, K. W. Edwards, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, D. T. Gong, Y. Kubota, B. W. Lang, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, J. Ernst, A. H. Mahmood, H. Severini, D. M. Asner, 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, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, G. S. Adams, M. Chasse, M. Cravey, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, J. Napolitano, C. S. Park, W. Park, J. B. Thayer, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, S. Blusk, J. Butt, E. Dambasuren, O. Dorjkhaidav, J. Li, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, H. Muramatsu, R. Nandakumar, R. Redjimi, R. Sia, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang, S. E. Csorna

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Abstract

In 60 pb-1 of data taken on the ψ(3770) resonance with the CLEO-c detector, we find eight D+ → μ + ν decay candidates that are mostly signal, containing only one estimated background. Using this statistically compelling sample, we measure a value of B(D + → μ + ν) = (3.5 ± 1.4 ± 0.6) × 10-4, and determine fD+ = (202 ± 41 ± 17) MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112004
Pages (from-to)112004-1-112004-10
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume70
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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

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    Bonvicini, G., Cinabro, D., Dubrovin, M., Rosner, J. L., Briere, R. A., Chen, G. P., Ferguson, T., Tatishvili, G., Vogel, H., Watkins, M. E., Adam, N. E., Alexander, J. P., Berkelman, K., Cassel, D. G., Crede, V., Duboscq, J. E., Ecklund, K. M., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., ... Csorna, S. E. (2004). Measuring B(D+ → μ+ ν) and the pseudoscalar decay constant fD+. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 70(11), 112004-1-112004-10. [112004]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.70.112004