Measurement of the D*(2010)+ meson width and the D*(2010)+-D0 mass difference

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We measure the mass difference Δm0 between the D *(2010)+ and the D0 and the natural linewidth Γ of the transition D*(2010) +→D0π+. The data were recorded with the BABAR detector at center-of-mass energies at and near the Υ(4S) resonance, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of approximately 477 fb-1. The D0 is reconstructed in the decay modes D0→K-π+ and D0→K-π+π-π+. For the decay mode D0→K-π+ we obtain Γ=(83.4±1.7±1.5) keV and Δm0=(145425. 6±0.6±1.8) keV, where the quoted errors are statistical and systematic, respectively. For the D0→K -π+π-π+ mode we obtain Γ=(83.2±1.5±2.6) keV and Δm0=(145426. 6±0.5±2.0) keV. The combined measurements yield Γ=(83.3±1.2±1.4) keV and Δm0=(145425. 9±0.4±1.7) keV; the width is a factor of approximately 12 times more precise than the previous value, while the mass difference is a factor of approximately 6 times more precise. © 2013 American Physical Society.




Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., … Wu, S. L. (2013). Measurement of the D*(2010)+ meson width and the D*(2010)+-D0 mass difference. Physical Review Letters, 111(11).

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