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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