Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson

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. PattersonD. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, S. B. Athar, R. Patel, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, B. I. Eisenstein, I. Karliner, S. Mehrabyan, 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, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, J. Libby, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, K. M. Ecklund, W. Love, V. Savinov, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, B. Sanghi, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. Cummings, I. 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, R. Mountain, S. Nisar, K. Randrianarivony, N. Sultana, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, P. Naik, R. A. Briere, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, J. L. Rosner

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The branching fractions of Ds± meson decays serve to normalize many measurements of processes involving charm quarks. Using 298pb-1 of e+e- collisions recorded at a center of mass energy of 4.17 GeV, we determine absolute branching fractions for eight Ds± decays with a double tag technique. In particular we determine the branching fraction B(Ds+→K-K+π+)=(5.50±0.23±0.16)%, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We also provide partial branching fractions for kinematic subsets of the K-K+π+ decay mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number161804
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume100
Issue number16
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StatePublished - Apr 23 2008

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Alexander, J. P., Berkelman, K., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., ... Rosner, J. L. (2008). Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. Physical review letters, 100(16), [161804]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804

Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. / Alexander, J. P.; Berkelman, K.; Cassel, D. G.; Duboscq, J. E.; Ehrlich, R.; Fields, L.; Gibbons, L.; Gray, R.; Gray, S. W.; Hartill, D. L.; Heltsley, B. K.; Hertz, D.; Jones, C. D.; Kandaswamy, J.; Kreinick, D. L.; Kuznetsov, V. E.; Mahlke-Krüger, H.; Mohapatra, D.; Onyisi, P. U.E.; Patterson, J. R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Ryd, A.; Sadoff, A. J.; Shi, X.; Stroiney, S.; Sun, W. M.; Wilksen, T.; Athar, S. B.; Patel, R.; Yelton, J.; Rubin, P.; Eisenstein, B. I.; Karliner, I.; Mehrabyan, S.; Lowrey, N.; Selen, M.; White, E. J.; 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.; Lang, B. W.; Poling, R.; Scott, A. W.; Zweber, P.; Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tomaradze, A.; Libby, J.; Powell, A.; Wilkinson, G.; Ecklund, K. M.; Love, W.; Savinov, V.; Lopez, A.; Mendez, H.; Ramirez, J.; Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Sanghi, B.; Shipsey, I. P.J.; Xin, B.; Adams, G. S.; Anderson, M.; Cummings, J. P.; Danko, I.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J.; He, Q.; Insler, J.; Muramatsu, H.; Park, C. S.; Thorndike, E. H.; Yang, F.; Artuso, M.; Blusk, S.; Khalil, S.; Li, J.; Mountain, R.; Nisar, S.; Randrianarivony, K.; Sultana, N.; Skwarnicki, T.; Stone, S.; Wang, J. C.; Zhang, L. M.; Bonvicini, G.; Cinabro, D.; Dubrovin, M.; Lincoln, A.; Rademacker, J.; Asner, D. M.; Edwards, K. W.; Naik, P.; Briere, R. A.; Ferguson, T.; Tatishvili, G.; Vogel, H.; Watkins, M. E.; Rosner, J. L.

In: Physical review letters, Vol. 100, No. 16, 161804, 23.04.2008.

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Alexander, JP, Berkelman, K, Cassel, DG, Duboscq, JE, Ehrlich, R, Fields, L, Gibbons, L, Gray, R, Gray, SW, Hartill, DL, Heltsley, BK, Hertz, D, Jones, CD, Kandaswamy, J, Kreinick, DL, Kuznetsov, VE, Mahlke-Krüger, H, Mohapatra, D, Onyisi, PUE, Patterson, JR, Peterson, D, Riley, D, Ryd, A, Sadoff, AJ, Shi, X, Stroiney, S, Sun, WM, Wilksen, T, Athar, SB, Patel, R, Yelton, J, Rubin, P, Eisenstein, BI, Karliner, I, Mehrabyan, S, Lowrey, N, Selen, M, White, EJ, Wiss, J, Mitchell, RE, Shepherd, MR, Besson, D, Pedlar, TK, Cronin-Hennessy, D, Gao, KY, Hietala, J, Kubota, Y, Klein, T, Lang, BW, Poling, R, Scott, AW, Zweber, P, Dobbs, S, Metreveli, Z, Seth, KK, Tomaradze, A, Libby, J, Powell, A, Wilkinson, G, Ecklund, KM, Love, W, Savinov, V, Lopez, A, Mendez, H, Ramirez, J, Ge, JY, Miller, DH, Sanghi, B, Shipsey, IPJ, Xin, B, Adams, GS, Anderson, M, Cummings, JP, Danko, I, Hu, D, Moziak, B, Napolitano, J, He, Q, Insler, J, Muramatsu, H, Park, CS, Thorndike, EH, Yang, F, Artuso, M, Blusk, S, Khalil, S, Li, J, Mountain, R, Nisar, S, Randrianarivony, K, Sultana, N, Skwarnicki, T, Stone, S, Wang, JC, Zhang, LM, Bonvicini, G, Cinabro, D, Dubrovin, M, Lincoln, A, Rademacker, J, Asner, DM, Edwards, KW, Naik, P, Briere, RA, Ferguson, T, Tatishvili, G, Vogel, H, Watkins, ME & Rosner, JL 2008, 'Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson', Physical review letters, vol. 100, no. 16, 161804. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804
Alexander JP, Berkelman K, Cassel DG, Duboscq JE, Ehrlich R, Fields L et al. Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. Physical review letters. 2008 Apr 23;100(16). 161804. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.161804
Alexander, J. P. ; Berkelman, K. ; Cassel, D. G. ; Duboscq, J. E. ; Ehrlich, R. ; Fields, L. ; Gibbons, L. ; Gray, R. ; Gray, S. W. ; Hartill, D. L. ; Heltsley, B. K. ; Hertz, D. ; Jones, C. D. ; Kandaswamy, J. ; Kreinick, D. L. ; Kuznetsov, V. E. ; Mahlke-Krüger, H. ; Mohapatra, D. ; Onyisi, P. U.E. ; Patterson, J. R. ; Peterson, D. ; Riley, D. ; Ryd, A. ; Sadoff, A. J. ; Shi, X. ; Stroiney, S. ; Sun, W. M. ; Wilksen, T. ; Athar, S. B. ; Patel, R. ; Yelton, J. ; Rubin, P. ; Eisenstein, B. I. ; Karliner, I. ; Mehrabyan, S. ; Lowrey, N. ; Selen, M. ; White, E. J. ; 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. ; Lang, B. W. ; Poling, R. ; Scott, A. W. ; Zweber, P. ; Dobbs, S. ; Metreveli, Z. ; Seth, K. K. ; Tomaradze, A. ; Libby, J. ; Powell, A. ; Wilkinson, G. ; Ecklund, K. M. ; Love, W. ; Savinov, V. ; Lopez, A. ; Mendez, H. ; Ramirez, J. ; Ge, J. Y. ; Miller, D. H. ; Sanghi, B. ; Shipsey, I. P.J. ; Xin, B. ; Adams, G. S. ; Anderson, M. ; Cummings, J. P. ; Danko, I. ; Hu, D. ; Moziak, B. ; Napolitano, J. ; He, Q. ; Insler, J. ; Muramatsu, H. ; Park, C. S. ; Thorndike, E. H. ; Yang, F. ; Artuso, M. ; Blusk, S. ; Khalil, S. ; Li, J. ; Mountain, R. ; Nisar, S. ; Randrianarivony, K. ; Sultana, N. ; Skwarnicki, T. ; Stone, S. ; Wang, J. C. ; Zhang, L. M. ; Bonvicini, G. ; Cinabro, D. ; Dubrovin, M. ; Lincoln, A. ; Rademacker, J. ; Asner, D. M. ; Edwards, K. W. ; Naik, P. ; Briere, R. A. ; Ferguson, T. ; Tatishvili, G. ; Vogel, H. ; Watkins, M. E. ; Rosner, J. L. / Absolute measurement of hadronic branching fractions of the Ds+ meson. In: Physical review letters. 2008 ; Vol. 100, No. 16.
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