Measurement of the Ds+ →+ν branching fractions and the decay constant f Ds+

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, M. Albrecht, D. J. Ambrose, A. Amoroso, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, O. Bakina, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, D. W. Bennett, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, J. M. Bian, F. Bianchi, E. BogerI. Boyko, R. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, H. Y. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, G. Cibinetto, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, A. Dbeyssi, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

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Using 482 pb-1 of e+e- collision data collected at a center-of-mass energy of s=4.009 GeV with the BESIII detector, we measure the branching fractions of the decays Ds+→μ+νμ and Ds+→τ+ντ. By constraining the ratio of decay rates of Ds+ to τ+ντ and to μ+νμ to the Standard Model prediction, the branching fractions are determined to be B(Ds+→μ+νμ)=(0.495±0.067±0.026)% and B(Ds+→τ+ντ)=(4.83±0.65±0.26)%. Using these branching fractions, we obtain a value for the decay constant fDs+ of (241.0±16.3±6.5) MeV, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072004
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 12 2016

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