The production of the excited charm mesons D1(2420) and D2∗(2460) in ep collisions has been mea- sured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 373 pb−1. The masses of the neutral and charged states, the widths of the neutral states, and the helicity parameter of D1(2420)0 were determined and compared with other measurements and with theoretical expectations. The measured he- licity parameter of the D10 allows for some mixing of S- and D-waves in its decay to D∗±π∓. The result is also consistent with a pure D-wave decay. Ratios of branching fractions of the two decay modes of the D2∗(2460)0 and D2∗(2460)± states were measured and compared with previous measurements. The frac- tions of charm quarks hadronising into D1 and D2∗ were measured and are consistent with those obtained in e+e− annihilations.

Production of the excited charm mesons D1 and D2* at HERA

DE PASQUALE, Salvatore;
2013

Abstract

The production of the excited charm mesons D1(2420) and D2∗(2460) in ep collisions has been mea- sured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 373 pb−1. The masses of the neutral and charged states, the widths of the neutral states, and the helicity parameter of D1(2420)0 were determined and compared with other measurements and with theoretical expectations. The measured he- licity parameter of the D10 allows for some mixing of S- and D-waves in its decay to D∗±π∓. The result is also consistent with a pure D-wave decay. Ratios of branching fractions of the two decay modes of the D2∗(2460)0 and D2∗(2460)± states were measured and compared with previous measurements. The frac- tions of charm quarks hadronising into D1 and D2∗ were measured and are consistent with those obtained in e+e− annihilations.
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