Measurement of the branching ratio for Ds →τ ντ

G Abbiendi, Georgios Anagnostou, Ian Bloodworth, David Charlton, Christopher Hawkes, Roger Homer, Predrag Jovanovic, Alun Lloyd, Thomas McMahon, Stephen O'Neale, Scott Talbot, Miriam Watson, Peter Watkins, Alan Watson, Nigel Watson, John Wilson

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Using about 3.9 million hadronic Z decays from e(+)e(-) collisions recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies,roots approximate to M-Z, the branching ratio for the decay D-s(-)--> tau (-)(v) over bar (tau) has been measured to be BR(D-s(-) --> tau (-)(v)over bar>) = (7.0 +/- 2.1(stat) +/- 2.0(syst))%. This result can be used to derive the decay constant of the D-s(-) meson: f(Ds) = (286 +/- 44(stat) +/- 41 (syst)) MeV. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-248
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2001


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