Measurement of the Dynamics of the Decays Ds+ →η (′)e+νe

(BESIII Collaboration)

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Using e+e- annihilation data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.19 fb-1 collected at a center-of-mass energy of 4.178 GeV with the BESIII detector, we measure the absolute branching fractions BDs+→ηe+νe=(2.323±0.063stat±0.063syst)% and BDs+→η′e+νe=(0.824±0.073stat±0.027syst)% via a tagged analysis technique, where one Ds is fully reconstructed in a hadronic mode. Combining these measurements with previous BESIII measurements of BD+→η(′)e+νe, the η-η′ mixing angle in the quark flavor basis is determined to be φP=(40.1±2.1stat±0.7syst)°. From the first measurements of the dynamics of Ds+→η(′)e+νe decays, the products of the hadronic form factors f+η(′)(0) and the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |Vcs| are determined with different form factor parametrizations. For the two-parameter series expansion, the results are f+η(0)|Vcs|=0.4455±0.0053stat±0.0044syst and f+η′(0)|Vcs|=0.477±0.049stat±0.011syst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121801
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 25 2019

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Funding Information:
The BESIII Collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11335008, No. 11425524, No. 11625523, No. 11635010, and No. 11735014; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1632109, No. U1532257, No. U1532258, and No. U1732263; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003 and No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Contracts No. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044 and No. FOR 2359; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) under Contract No. 530-4CDP03; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; The Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC-0010118, No. DE-SC-0010504, and No. DE-SC-0012069; University of Groningen (RuG) and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), Darmstadt.

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