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Measurement of the D0 →π-e+νe differential decay branching fraction as a function of q2 and study of form factor parametrizations

  • Author(s): Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Tisserand, V
  • Grauges, E
  • Palano, A
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Brown, DN
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Lee, MJ
  • Lynch, G
  • Koch, H
  • Schroeder, T
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • So, RY
  • Khan, A
  • Blinov, VE
  • Buzykaev, AR
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Kravchenko, EA
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Dey, B
  • Gary, JW
  • Long, O
  • Campagnari, C
  • Franco Sevilla, M
  • Hong, TM
  • Kovalskyi, D
  • Richman, JD
  • West, CA
  • Eisner, AM
  • Lockman, WS
  • Panduro Vazquez, W
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Chao, DS
  • Cheng, CH
  • Echenard, B
  • Flood, KT
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Miyashita, TS
  • Ongmongkolkul, P
  • Porter, FC
  • Röhrken, M
  • Andreassen, R
  • Huard, Z
  • Meadows, BT
  • Pushpawela, BG
  • Sokoloff, MD
  • Sun, L
  • Bloom, PC
  • Ford, WT
  • Gaz, A
  • Smith, JG
  • Wagner, SR
  • Ayad, R
  • Toki, WH
  • Spaan, B
  • Bernard, D
  • Verderi, M
  • Playfer, S
  • Bettoni, D
  • Bozzi, C
  • Calabrese, R
  • Cibinetto, G
  • Fioravanti, E
  • Garzia, I
  • Luppi, E
  • Piemontese, L
  • Santoro, V
  • Calcaterra, A
  • De Sangro, R
  • Finocchiaro, G
  • Martellotti, S
  • Patteri, P
  • Peruzzi, IM
  • Piccolo, M
  • Rama, M
  • Zallo, A
  • Contri, R
  • Lo Vetere, M
  • Monge, MR
  • Passaggio, S
  • Patrignani, C
  • Robutti, E
  • Bhuyan, B
  • Prasad, V
  • Adametz, A
  • Uwer, U
  • Lacker, HM
  • et al.
Abstract

Based on a sample of 500 million e+e-→cc¯ events recorded by the BABAR detector at c.m. energies of close to 10.6 GeV, we report on a study of the decay D0→π-e+νe. We measure the ratio of branching fractions, RD=B(D0→π-e+νe)/B(D0→K-π+)=0.0713±0.0017stat±0.0024syst, and use the present world average for B(D0→K-π+) to obtain B(D0→π-e+νe)=(2.770±0.068stat±0.092syst±0.037ext)×10-3 where the third error accounts for the uncertainty on the branching fraction for the reference channel. The measured dependence of the differential branching fraction on q2, the four-momentum transfer squared between the D and the π meson, is compared to various theoretical predictions for the hadronic form factor, f+,Dπ(q2), and the normalization |Vcd|×f+,Dπ(q2=0)=0.1374±0.0038stat±0.0022syst±0.0009ext. is extracted from a fit to data. Using the most recent LQCD prediction of f+,Dπ(q2=0)=0.666±0.029, we obtain |Vcd|=0.206±0.007exp±0.009LQCD. Assuming, instead, |Vcd|=|Vus|=0.2252±0.0009, we obtain f+,Dπ(q2=0)=0.610±0.020exp±0.005ext. The q2 dependence of f+,Dπ(q2) is compared to a variety of multipole parametrizations. This information is applied to B0→π-e+νe decays and, combined with an earlier B0→π-e+νe measurement by BABAR, is used to derive estimates of |Vub|.

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