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Study of the Decay B D D

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Article number241801
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/12/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Issue number24
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)241801
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report a study of the decay BDD using a data sample corresponding to 1.3 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 experiment in 2002–2006 during run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider. One D meson was partially reconstructed in the decay Dsµ, and the other D meson was identified using the decay Ds where no attempt was made to distinguish Ds and D states. For the branching fraction Br(BDD) we obtain a 90% C.L. range [0.002,0.080] and central value 0.039(stat)(syst). This was subsequently used to make the most precise estimate of the width difference in the B- system: /s=0.079(stat)(syst).

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