Observation of a narrow charm-strange meson D-sJ(+)(2632)-> D-s(+)eta and (DK+)-K-0

Evdokimov A., Akgun U., Alkhazov G., Amaro-Reyes J., Atamantchouk A., Ayan A., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.93, no.24, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.93.242001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


We report the first observation of a charm-strange meson D-sJ(+)(2632) at a mass of 2632.5+/-1.7 MeV/c(2) in data from SELEX, the charm hadro-production experiment E781 at Fermilab. This state is seen in two decay modes, D(s)(+)eta and (DK+)-K-0. In the D(s)(+)eta decay mode we observe a peak with 101 events over a combinatoric background of 54.9 events at a mass of 2635.4+/-3.3 MeV/c(2). There is a corresponding peak of 21 events over a background of 6.9 at 2631.5+/-2.0 MeV/c(2) in the decay mode (DK+)-K-0. The decay width of this state is <17 MeV/c(2) at 90% confidence level. The relative branching ratio Gamma((DK+)-K-0)/Gamma(D(s)(+)eta) is 0.14+/-0.06. The mechanism that keeps this state narrow is unclear. Its decay pattern is also unusual, being dominated by the D(s)(+)eta decay mode.