Search for rare and forbidden decays of charm and charmed-strange mesons to final states h±e e+

P. Rubin*, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, J. Libby, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, C. M. Tarbert, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, J. Xavier, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. TomaradzeT. Xiao, S. Brisbane, L. Martin, A. Powell, P. Spradlin, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, J. Zhu, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, K. Randrianarivony, G. Tatishvili, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton

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We have searched for flavor-changing neutral current decays and lepton-number-violating decays of D+ and Ds+ mesons to final states of the form h±e e+, where h is either π or K. We use the complete samples of CLEO-c open-charm data, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 818pb-1 at the center-of-mass energy E CM=3.774GeV containing 2.4×106 D+D- pairs and 602pb-1 at ECM=4.170GeV containing 0.6×106 Ds*±Ds pairs. No signal is observed in any channel, and we obtain 90% confidence level upper limits on branching fractions B(D +→π+e+e-)<5. 9×10-6, B(D+→π-e +e+)<1.1×10-6, B(D+→ K+e+e-)<3.0×10-6, B(D +→K-e+e+)<3.5×10 -6, B(Ds+→π+e+e-)<2. 2×10-5, B(Ds+→π-e+e +)<1.8×10-5, B(Ds+→K+e +e-)<5.2×10-5, and B(Ds+→K -e+e+)<1.7×10-5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 22 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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