Observation of the W -annihilation decay Ds+ →ωπ+ and evidence for Ds+ →ωK+

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Abstract

We report the observation of W-annihilation decay Ds+→ωπ+ and evidence for Ds+→ωK+ in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.19 fb-1 collected with the BESIII detector at a center-of-mass energy s=4.178 GeV. We obtain the branching fractions B(Ds+→ωπ+)=(1.77±0.32stat±0.13sys)×10-3 with a significance of 6.7σ and B(Ds+→ωK+)=(0.87±0.24stat±0.08sys)×10-3 with a significance of 4.4σ. This measurement provides critical information to determine the nonperturbative W-annihilation amplitudes and shows the potential of searching for CP asymmetry in Ds+→ωK+.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091101
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume99
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019

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Funding Information:
The authors wish to thank Fusheng Yu for useful discussions. 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 No. 11425524, No. 11625523, and No. 11635010; 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 No. U1332201, No. U1532257, and No. U1532258; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003 and No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; National 1000 Talents Program of China; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts No. Collaborative Research Center 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 Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, No. DE-SC-0010504, and No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt; WCU Program of National Research Foundation of Korea under Contract No. R32-2008-000-10155-0.

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