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Measurement of the pseudoscalar decay constant fDs using charm-tagged events in e+e- collisions at s=10.58GeV

Authors
  • Aubert, B
  • Barate, R
  • Bona, M
  • Boutigny, D
  • Couderc, F
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Grauges, E
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Chen, JC
  • Qi, ND
  • Rong, G
  • Wang, P
  • Zhu, YS
  • Eigen, G
  • Ofte, I
  • And 80 more
Publication Date
Apr 05, 2007
Source
eScholarship - University of California
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Abstract

Using 230.2fb-1 of e+e- annihilation data collected with the BABAR detector at and near the peak of the Υ(4S) resonance, 489±55 events containing the pure leptonic decay Ds+→μ+νμ have been isolated in charm-tagged events. The ratio of partial widths Γ(Ds+→μ+νμ) /Γ(Ds+→ π+) is measured to be 0.143±0.018±0.006 allowing a determination of the pseudoscalar decay constant fDs= (283±17±7±14)MeV. The errors are statistical, systematic, and from the Ds+→ π+ branching ratio, respectively. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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