Searches for rare or forbidden semileptonic charm decays
Author(s)Cowan, Ray Franklin; Dujmic, Denis; Sciolla, Gabriella
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We present searches for rare or forbidden charm decays of the form Xc⁺-->h±ℓ∓ℓ⁽′⁾⁺, where X[subscript c]⁺ is a charm hadron (D⁺, D[subscript s]⁺, or Λc⁺), h± is a pion, kaon, or proton, and ℓ⁽′⁾± is an electron or muon. The analysis is based on 384 fb⁻1 of e⁺e⁻ annihilation data collected at or close to the Υ(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. No significant signal is observed for any of the 35 decay modes that are investigated. We establish 90% confidence-level upper limits on the branching fractions between 1×10⁻⁶ and 44×10⁻⁶ depending on the channel. In most cases, these results represent either the first limits or significant improvements on existing limits for the decay modes studied.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Lees, J. et al. “Searches for Rare or Forbidden Semileptonic Charm Decays.” Physical Review D 84.7 (2011): [13 pages].© 2011 American Physical Society.
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