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Production of the excited charm mesons D1D1 and View the MathML sourceD2⁎ at HERA

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Publication Date

January 2013


The production of the excited charm mesons D1(2420)D1(2420) and View the MathML sourceD2⁎(2460) in ep collisions has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 373 pb−1373 pb−1. The masses of the neutral and charged states, the widths of the neutral states, and the helicity parameter of D1(2420)0D1(2420)0 were determined and compared with other measurements and with theoretical expectations. The measured helicity parameter of the View the MathML sourceD10 allows for some mixing of S - and D -waves in its decay to D⁎±π∓D⁎±π∓. The result is also consistent with a pure D -wave decay. Ratios of branching fractions of the two decay modes of the View the MathML sourceD2⁎(2460)0 and View the MathML sourceD2⁎(2460)± states were measured and compared with previous measurements. The fractions of charm quarks hadronising into D1D1 and View the MathML sourceD2⁎ were measured and are consistent with those obtained in e+e−e+e− annihilations.


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Journal Title

Nuclear Physics B