Measurement of singly Cabibbo-suppressed decays D0 → π0π0π0, π0π0η π0ηη and ηηη

BESIII Collaboration

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Using a data sample of e+e collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.93 fb−1 collected with the BESIII detector at a center-of-mass energy of s=3.773GeV, we search for the singly Cabibbo-suppressed decays D0→π0π0π0, π0π0η π0ηη and ηηη using the double tag method. The absolute branching fractions are measured to be B(D0→π0π0π0)=(2.0±0.4±0.3)×10−4, B(D0→π0π0η)=(3.8±1.1±0.7)×10−4 and B(D0→π0ηη)=(7.3±1.6±1.5)×10−4 with the statistical significances of 4.8σ 3.8σ and 5.5σ respectively, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second ones systematic. No significant signal of D0→ηηη is found, and the upper limit on its decay branching fraction is set to be B(D0→ηηη)<1.3×10−4 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-375
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Jun 10 2018

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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 Nos. 11335008 , 11375170 , 11425524 , 11475164 , 11475169 , 11605196 , 11605198 , 11625523 , 11635010 , 11705192 , 11735014 ; 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 Nos. U1532102 , U1532257 , U1532258 , U1732263 ; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts Nos. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003 , QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040 ; 100 Talents Program of CAS ; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology ; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts Nos. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044 , FOR 2359 ; Instituto 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 Nos. DE-FG02-05ER41374 , DE-SC-0010118 , DE-SC-0010504 , DE-SC-0012069 ; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt.

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  • Branching fractions
  • D meson
  • Hadronic decays


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