Measurement of the absolute branching fraction of inclusive semielectronic Ds+ decays

(BESIII Collaboration)

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We measure the inclusive semielectronic decay branching fraction of the Ds+ meson. A double-tag technique is applied to e+e- annihilation data collected by the BESIII experiment at the BEPCII collider, operating in the center-of-mass energy range 4.178-4.230 GeV. We select positrons from Ds+→Xe+νe with momenta greater than 200 MeV/c and determine the laboratory momentum spectrum, accounting for the effects of detector efficiency and resolution. The total positron yield and semielectronic branching fraction are determined by extrapolating this spectrum below the momentum cutoff. We measure the Ds+ semielectronic branching fraction to be (6.30±0.13(stat.)±0.09(syst.)±0.04(ext.))%, showing no evidence for unobserved exclusive semielectronic modes. We combine this result with external data taken from literature to determine the ratio of the Ds+ and D0 semielectronic widths, Γ(Ds+→Xe+νe)Γ(D0→Xe+νe)=0.790±0.016(stat.)±0.011(syst.)±0.016(ext.). Our results are consistent with and more precise than previous measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 9 2021
Externally publishedYes

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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 Research and Development Program of China under Contracts No. 2020YFA0406400 and No. 2020YFA0406300; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, No. 11835012, No. 11935015, No. 11935016, No. 11935018, and 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. U1732263 and No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contract 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 No. 894790; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. 443159800 and Collaborative Research Center Grants No. CRC 1044, No. FOR 2359, No. FOR 2359, and No. 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 and No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; and U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374 and No. DE-SC-0012069.

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