Absolute branching fraction measurements for exclusive Ds semileptonic decays

J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, 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, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. MetreveliK. K. Seth, B. J.Y. Tan, A. Tomaradze, J. Libby, L. Martin, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, 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, J. Li, 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. 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, D. Mohapatra, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen

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We measure the absolute branching fractions of Ds semileptonic decays where the hadron in the final state is one of φ, η, η′, KS0, K 0, and f0, using 2.8×105 e+e-→DsDs decays collected in the CLEO-c detector at a center-of-mass energy close to 4170 MeV. We obtain B(Ds+→e+νe)=(2.29±0.37±0.11)%, B(Ds+→ηe+νe)= (2.48±0.29±0.13)%, B(Ds+→η′e+νe)=(0.91±0. 33±0.05)%, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. We also obtain B(Ds+→K0e+νe)=(0.37±0.10±0. 02)%, and B(Ds+→K0e+νe)=(0.18±0.07±0.01)%, which are the first measurements of Cabibbo suppressed exclusive Ds semileptonic decays, and, B(Ds+→f0e+νe)×B(f0→π+π-)=(0.13±0.04±0.01) %. This is the first absolute product branching fraction determination for a semileptonic decay including a scalar meson in the final state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 18 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Yelton, J., Rubin, P., Lowrey, N., Mehrabyan, S., Selen, M., Wiss, J., Mitchell, R. E., Shepherd, M. R., Besson, D., Pedlar, T. K., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Gao, K. Y., Hietala, J., Kubota, Y., Klein, T., Poling, R., Scott, A. W., Zweber, P., Dobbs, S., ... Wilksen, T. (2009). Absolute branching fraction measurements for exclusive Ds semileptonic decays. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 80(5), [052007]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.80.052007