Determination of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f Ds+ via Ds+ →μ+νμ

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Using a 3.19 fb-1 data sample collected at an e+e- center-of-mass energy of Ecm=4.178 GeV with the BESIII detector, we measure the branching fraction of the leptonic decay Ds+→μ+νμ to be BDs+→μ+νμ=(5.49±0.16stat±0.15syst)×10-3. Combining our branching fraction with the masses of the Ds+ and μ+ and the lifetime of the Ds+, we determine fDs+|Vcs|=246.2±3.6stat±3.5syst MeV. Using the c→s quark mixing matrix element |Vcs| determined from a global standard model fit, we evaluate the Ds+ decay constant fDs+=252.9±3.7stat±3.6syst MeV. Alternatively, using the value of fDs+ calculated by lattice quantum chromodynamics, we find |Vcs|=0.985±0.014stat±0.014syst. These values of BDs+→μ+νμ, fDs+|Vcs|, fDs+ and |Vcs| are each the most precise results to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number071802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 22 2019

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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 Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11235011, No. 11335008, No. 11425524, No. 11505034, No. 11575077, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11675200, and No. 11775230; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1332201, No. U1532257, No. U1532258, and No. U1632109; CAS under Contracts No. KJCX2-YW-N29, No. KJCX2-YW-N45, No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003; 100 Talents Program of CAS; National 1000 Talents Program of China; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts No. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) under Contract No. 530-4CDP03; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; The Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, No. DE-SC-0010504, and No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt; WCU Program of National Research Foundation of Korea under Contract No. R32-2008-000-10155-0.

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