Observation of the Semileptonic D+ Decay into the K 1 (1270)0 Axial-Vector Meson

BESIII Collaboration

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Abstract

By analyzing a 2.93 fb-1 data sample of e+e- collisions, recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 3.773 GeV with the BESIII detector operated at the BEPCII collider, we report the first observation of the semileptonic D+ transition into the axial-vector meson D+→K̄1(1270)0e+νe with a statistical significance greater than 10σ. Its decay branching fraction is determined to be B[D+→K̄1(1270)0e+νe]=(2.30±0.26-0.21+0.18±0.25)×10-3, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively, and the third originates from the input branching fraction of K̄1(1270)0→K-π+π0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number231801
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume123
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The BESIII collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. Authors thank helpful discussions from Xianwei Kang and Haiyang Cheng. 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 Contract No. 11835012; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11775230, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014; 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. U1532257, No. U1532258, No. U1732263, No. U1832107, No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003, No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. Collaborative Research Center 502 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 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Contract No. 2016.0157; The Royal Society, UK under Contract No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt.

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