Measurement of the Branching Fractions D_s⁺ → η′Χ and D_s^+ → η′ρ⁺ in e⁺e⁻ → D_s^+D_s^-


We study D_s⁺ decays to final states involving the η' with a 482 pb⁻¹ data sample collected at √s = 4.009 GeV with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider. We measure the branching fractions ℬ(D_s⁺ → η'Χ) = (8.8 ± 1.8 ± 0.5)% and ℬ(D_s⁺ → η'ρ⁺) = (5.8 ± 1.4 ± 0.4)% where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. In addition, we estimate an upper limit on the non-resonant branching ratio ℬ(D_s⁺ → η'π⁺π⁰) < 5.1% at the 90% confidence level. Our results are consistent with CLEO's recent measurements and help to resolve the disagreement between the theoretical prediction and CLEO's previous measurement of ℬ(D_s⁺ → η'ρ⁺).



Branching fractions (Nuclear physics), Mesons, Charge-parity violations, Quarks

This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts Nos. 11125525, 11235011, 11275266, 11322544, 11335008, 11425524; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts Nos. 11179007, 11079008, U1232201, U1332201; CAS under Contracts Nos. KJCX2-YW-N29, KJCX2-YW-N45; Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET) under Contract No. NCET-13-0342; Shandong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar under Contract No. JQ201402; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. Collaborative Research Center CRC-1044; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; Russian Foundation for Basic Research under Contract No. 14-07-91152; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts Nos. DE-FG02-04ER41291, DE-FG02-05ER41374, DE-FG02-94ER40823, DESC0010118; WCU Program of National Research Foundation of Korea under Contract No. R32-2008-000-10155-0.


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