Precision measurement of D meson mass differences

R. Aaij*, C.A. Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P.A. Cartelle, A.A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenR.B. Appleby, O.A. Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemmam, S. Bachmann, J.J. Back, C. Baesso, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R.J. Barlow, C. Barsche, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, T. Bauer, A. Bay, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediagal, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, J. van den Brand

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Using three- and four-body decays of D mesons produced in semileptonic b-hadron decays, precision measurements of D meson mass differences are made together with a measurement of the D-0 mass. The measurements are based on a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1) collected in pp collisions at 7 TeV. Using the decay D-0 -> K+K-K-pi(+), the D-0 mass is measured to beM(D-0) = 1864.75 +/- 0.15 (stat) +/- 0.11 (syst) MeV/c(2).The mass differencesM(D+) - M(D-0) = 4.76 +/- 0.12 (stat) +/- 0.07 (syst) MeV/c(2),M(D-s(+)) - M(D+) = 98.68 +/- 0.03 (stat) +/- 0.04 (syst) MeV/c(2)are measured using the D-0 -> K+K-pi(+)pi(-) and D-(s)(+) -> K+K-pi(+) modes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number065
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


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