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Evidence for the leptonic decay D → μνμ

  • Author(s): Bai, JZ
  • Bardon, O
  • Blum, I
  • Breakstone, A
  • Burnett, T
  • Chen, GP
  • Chen, HF
  • Chen, J
  • Chen, SJ
  • Chen, SM
  • Chen, Y
  • Chen, YB
  • Chen, YQ
  • Cheng, BS
  • Cowan, RF
  • Cui, XZ
  • Ding, HL
  • Du, ZZ
  • Dunwoodie, W
  • Fan, XL
  • Fang, J
  • Fero, M
  • Gao, CS
  • Gao, ML
  • Gao, SQ
  • Gratton, P
  • Gu, JH
  • Gu, SD
  • Gu, WX
  • Gu, YF
  • Guo, YN
  • Han, SW
  • Han, Y
  • Harris, FA
  • Hatanaka, M
  • He, J
  • He, M
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Hu, GY
  • Hu, T
  • Hu, XQ
  • Huang, DQ
  • Huang, YZ
  • Izen, JM
  • Jia, QP
  • Jiang, CH
  • Jin, S
  • Jin, Y
  • Jones, L
  • Kang, SH
  • Ke, ZJ
  • Kelsey, MH
  • Kim, BK
  • Kong, D
  • Lai, YF
  • Lan, HB
  • Lang, PF
  • Lankford, A
  • Li, F
  • Li, J
  • Li, PQ
  • Li, Q
  • Li, RB
  • Li, W
  • Li, WD
  • Li, WG
  • Li, XH
  • Li, XN
  • Lin, SZ
  • Liu, HM
  • Liu, JH
  • Liu, Q
  • Liu, RG
  • Liu, Y
  • Liu, ZA
  • Lou, XC
  • Lowery, B
  • Lu, JG
  • Luo, S
  • Luo, Y
  • Ma, AM
  • Ma, EC
  • Ma, JM
  • Mao, HS
  • Mao, ZP
  • Malchow, R
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Meng, XC
  • Ni, HL
  • Nie, J
  • Olsen, SL
  • Oyang, J
  • Paluselli, D
  • Pan, LJ
  • Panetta, J
  • Porter, F
  • Prabhakar, E
  • Qi, ND
  • Que, YK
  • Quigley, J
  • et al.
Abstract

Purely leptonic decays of the charged D meson have been studied using the reaction e+e- → D*+D- at a center of mass energy of 4.03 GeV. A search was performed for D → μνμ recoiling against a D0 or D+ which had been reconstructed from its hadronic decay products. A single event candidate was found in the reaction e+e- → D*+D-, where D*+ → π+D0 with the D0 → K-π+, and the recoiling D- decaying via D- → μ-ν̄μ. This yields a branching fraction value B(D → μνμ) = 0.08+0.16+0.05-0.05-0.02%, and a corresponding value of the pseudoscalar decay constant fD = 300+180+80-150-40 MeV. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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