Measurement of the inclusive decay properties of charmed mesons

D. Coffman, F. DeJongh, G. Dubois, G. Eigen, D. G. Hitlin, C. G. Matthews, A. Mincer, J. D. Richman, W. J. Wisniewski, Y. Zhu, Z. Bai, M. Burchell, D. E. Dorfan, J. D. Drinkard, C. Gatto, C. A. Heusch, W. S. Lockman, R. Partridge, H. F.W. Sadrozinski, M. ScarlatellaT. L. Schalk, A. Seiden, A. J. Weinstein, S. Weseler, R. Xu, J. S. Brown, B. I. Eisenstein, T. Freese, G. Gladding, J. M. Izen, C. Simopoulos, I. E. Stockdale, B. Tripsas, U. Mallik, M. Z. Wang, T. Bolton, T. E. Browder, K. O. Bunnell, R. E. Cassell, D. H. Coward, S. Dado, C. Grab, P. C. Kim, J. Labs, A. Odian, D. Pitman, R. H. Schindler, W. Toki, F. Villa, S. Wasserbaech, D. Wisinski, T. H. Burnett, V. Cook, A. D. Li, R. Mir, P. M. Mockett, B. Nemati, L. Parrish, H. J. Willutzki

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    We report a high statistics study of the inclusive decay properties of the charmed D0 and D+ mesons, and the first inclusive study of the charmed Ds+. The data are collected at s=3.77 GeV and s=4.14 GeV with the Mark III detector at the e+e- storage ring SPEAR. For each charmed meson species, the charged-particle multiplicity, the strangeness content of the final state, and the average π0 multiplicity are determined.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)135-140
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jul 4 1991

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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