Measurements of the absolute branching fractions of hadronic D -meson decays involving kaons and pions

(BESIII Collaboration)

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By analyzing an electron-positron collision data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.93 fb-1 taken at the center-of-mass energy of 3.773 GeV with the BESIII detector, we obtain for the first time the absolute branching fractions for seven D0 and D+ hadronic decay modes and search for the hadronic decay D0→KS0KS0π0 with much improved sensitivity. The results are B(D0→KS0π0π0π0)=(7.64±0.30±0.29)×10-3, B(D0→K-π+π0π0π0)=(9.54±0.30±0.31)×10-3, B(D0→KS0π+π-π0π0)=(12.66±0.45±0.43)×10-3, B(D+→KS0π+π0π0)=(29.04±0.62±0.87)×10-3, B(D+→KS0π+π+π-π0)=(15.28±0.57±0.60)×10-3, B(D+→KS0π+π0π0π0)=(5.54±0.44±0.32)×10-3, B(D+→K-π+π+π0π0)=(4.95±0.26±0.19)×10-3, and B(D0→KS0KS0π0)<1.45×10-4 at the 90% confidence level. Here, the first uncertainties are statistical, and the second ones are systematic. The newly studied decays greatly enrich the knowledge of the D→K̄πππ and D→K̄ππππ hadronic decays and open a bridge to access more two-body hadronic D decays containing scalar, vector, axial, and tensor mesons in the charm sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032002
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022

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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 R&D Program of China under Grants No. 2020YFA0406400 and No. 2020YFA0406300; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grants No. 11875170, No. 12035009, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, No. 11835012, No. 11935015, No. 11935016, No. 11935018, No. 11961141012, No. 12022510, No. 12025502, No. 12035013, No. 12061131003, No. 12192260, No. 12192261, No. 12192262, No. 12192263, No. 12192264, and No. 12192265; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Grants No. U1832207 and No. U1732263; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Grant No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPAC) and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; ERC under Grant No. 758462; European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement under Grant No. 894790; German Research Foundation DFG under Grant No. 443159800, Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, FOR 2359, FOR 2359, and GRK 2149; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Grant No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; Olle Engkvist Foundation under Grant No. 200-0605; STFC (United Kingdom); The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Grant No. 2016.0157; The Royal Society, UK under Grants No. DH140054 and No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; and U.S. Department of Energy under Grants No. DE-FG02-05ER41374 and No. DE-SC-0012069.

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