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Published September 9, 2013 | Erratum + Submitted + Published
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Measurement of the D^*(2010)^+ natural linewidth and the D^*(2010)^+-D^0 mass difference


We measure the mass difference, Δm_0, between the D^*(2010)^+ and the D^0 and the natural linewidth, Γ, of the transition D^*(2010)^+ → D^0π^+. 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 D^0 is reconstructed in the decay modes D^0 → K^-π^+ and D^0 → K^-π^+π^-π^+. For the decay mode D^0 → K^-π^+ we obtain Γ=(83.4±1.7±1.5)  keV and Δm_0=(145425.6±0.6±1.8)  keV, where the quoted errors are statistical and systematic, respectively. For the D^0 → K^-π^+π^-π^+ mode we obtain Γ=(83.2±1.5±2.6)  keV and Δm_0 = (145426.6±0.5±2.0)  keV. The combined measurements yield Γ=(83.3±1.2±1.4)  keV and Δm^0 = (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.

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© 2013 American Physical Society. Received 20 April 2013; published 9 September 2013. We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our PEP-II colleagues in achieving the excellent luminosity and machine conditions that have made this work possible. The success of this project also relies critically on the expertise and dedication of the computing organizations that support BABAR. The collaborating institutions wish to thank SLAC for its support and the kind hospitality extended to them. This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (France), the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy), the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (The Netherlands), the Research Council of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovaciόn (Spain), and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie IEF program (European Union) and the A. P. Sloan Foundation (U.S.A.). The University of Cincinnati is gratefully acknowledged for its support of this research through a WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) fellowship to C. Fabby.

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Published - PhysRevD.88.052003.pdf

Submitted - 1304.5009v2.pdf

Erratum - PhysRevD.88.079902.pdf


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