Spin analysis of charmed mesons produced in e+e- annihilation

H. K. Nguyen, J. E. Wiss, G. S. Abrams, M. S. Alam, A. M. Boyarski, M. Breidenbach, R. G. Devoe, J. Dorfan, G. J. Feldman, G. Goldhaber, G. Hanson, J. A. Jaros, A. D. Johnson, J. A. Kadyk, R. R. Larsen, D. Lüke, V. Lüth, H. L. Lynch, R. J. Madaras, J. M. PatersonM. L. Perl, I. Peruzzi, M. Piccolo, F. M. Pierre, T. P. Pun, P. Rapidis, B. Richter, R. F. Schwitters, W. Tanenbaum, G. H. Trilling

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We have studied the threshold production and decay angular distribution of neutral charmed mesons produced in e+e- annihilation. We find consistency with the expected spin values of 0 and 1 for the ground and excited states D and D*, respectively. We rule out the alternative spin assignment of 1 for the D and 0 for the D*.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-265
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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