Determination of the absolute branching fractions of D0 →k-e+νe and D+ → K ¯ 0e+νe DETERMINATION of the ABSOLUTE BRANCHING FRACTIONS ... ABLIKIM M. et al.

BESIII Collaboration

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Using 2.93 fb-1 of e+e- collision data collected with the BESIII detector at a center-of-mass energy of 3.773 GeV, we measure the absolute branching fractions of the decays D0→K-e+νe and D+→K̄0e+νe to be (3.567±0.031stat±0.025syst)% and (8.68±0.14stat±0.16syst)%, respectively. Starting with the process e+e-→DD¯, a new reconstruction method is employed to select events that contain candidates for both D→K̄e+νe and D¯→Ke-ν¯e decays. The branching fractions reported in this work are consistent within uncertainties with previous BESIII measurements that selected events containing D→K̄e+νe and hadronic D¯ decays. Combining our results with the lifetimes of the D0 and D+ mesons and the previous BESIII measurements leads to a ratio of the two decay partial widths of Γ¯D0→K-e+νeΓ¯D+→K̄0e+νe=1.039±0.021. This ratio supports isospin symmetry in the D0→K-e+νe and D+→K̄0e+νe decays within 1.9σ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052008
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The BESIII Collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Key Research and Development Program of China under Contracts No. 2020YFA0406400, No. 2020YFA0406300; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11775230, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, No. 11835012, No. 11935015, No. 11935016, No. 11935018, No. 11961141012; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1932102, No. U1732263, No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003, No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; ERC under Contract No. 758462; European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 894790; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. 443159800, Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, FOR 2359, GRK 214; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; Olle Engkvist Foundation under Contract No. 200-0605; STFC (United Kingdom); The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Contract No. 2016.0157; The Royal Society, UK under Contracts No. DH140054, No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0012069.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. Funded by SCOAP3.


Dive into the research topics of 'Determination of the absolute branching fractions of D0 →k-e+νe and D+ → K ¯ 0e+νe DETERMINATION of the ABSOLUTE BRANCHING FRACTIONS ... ABLIKIM M. et al.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this