Measurement of absolute hadronic branching fractions of D mesons and e+e- -->DD cross sections at Ec.m.=3773 MeV. Academic Article uri icon


  • Using 55.8 pb(-1) of e+e- collisions recorded at the psi(3770) resonance with the CLEO-c detector at CESR, we determine absolute hadronic branching fractions of charged and neutral D mesons using a double tag technique. Among measurements for three D0 and six D+ modes, we obtain reference branching fractions B(D0-->K-pi+)=(3.91+/-0.08+/-0.09)% and B(D+-->K-pi+pi+)=(9.5+/-0.2+/-0.3)%, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. Final state radiation is included in these branching fractions by allowing for additional, unobserved, photons in the final state. Using a determination of the integrated luminosity, we also extract the cross sections sigma(e+e- -->D0D0)=(3.60+/-0.07(+0.07)(-0.05)) nb and sigma(e+e- -->D+D-)=(2.79+/-0.07(+0.10)(-0.04)) nb.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • He, Q., Muramatsu, H., Park, C. S., Park, W., Thorndike, E. H., Coan, T. E., ... CLEO Collaboration.

complete list of authors

  • He, Q||Muramatsu, H||Park, CS||Park, W||Thorndike, EH||Coan, TE||Gao, YS||Liu, F||Artuso, M||Boulahouache, C||Blusk, S||Butt, J||Dambasuren, E||Dorjkhaidav, O||Li, J||Menaa, N||Mountain, R||Nandakumar, R||Randrianarivony, K||Redjimi, R||Sia, R||Skwarnicki, T||Stone, S||Wang, JC||Zhang, K||Csorna, SE||Bonvicini, G||Cinabro, D||Dubrovin, M||Briere, RA||Chen, GP||Chen, J||Ferguson, T||Tatishvili, G||Vogel, H||Watkins, ME||Rosner, JL||Adam, NE||Alexander, JP||Berkelman, K||Cassel, DG||Crede, V||Duboscq, JE||Ecklund, KM||Ehrlich, R||Fields, L||Gibbons, L||Gittelman, B||Gray, R||Gray, SW||Hartill, DL||Heltsley, BK||Hertz, D||Hsu, L||Jones, CD||Kandaswamy, J||Kreinick, DL||Kuznetsov, VE||Mahlke-Kr├╝ger, H||Meyer, TO||Onyisi, PUE||Patterson, JR||Peterson, D||Phillips, EA||Pivarski, J||Riley, D||Ryd, A||Sadoff, AJ||Schwarthoff, H||Shi, X||Shepherd, MR||Stroiney, S||Sun, WM||Urner, D||Weaver, KM||Wilksen, T||Weinberger, M||Athar, SB||Avery, P||Breva-Newell, L||Patel, R||Potlia, V||Stoeck, H||Yelton, J||Rubin, P||Cawlfi