Measurement of the D0 →π-e+νe differential decay branching fraction as a function of q2 and study of form factor parametrizations
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
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© 2015 American Physical Society.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|.
AuthorsLees, 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
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