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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Luiggi, Eduardo E
Author's Email Address eduardo.e.luiggi@vanderbilt.edu
URN etd-11072008-160143
Title Analysis of the Charmed Semileptonic Decay D^+ -> rho^0 mu^+ nu
Degree PhD
Department Physics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Will E. Johns Committee Chair
  • cabibbo suppressed
  • charmed
  • semileptonics
Date of Defense 2008-10-29
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Using data collected by the FOCUS experiment at Fermilab, we present a new measurement of the charm semileptonic branching ratio BR(D^+ -> rho^0 mu^+ nu)/BR(D^+ -> K*0Bar mu^+ nu). From a sample of 320 +- 44 and 11372 +- 161 D^+ -> rho^0 mu^+ nu and D^+ -> K*0Bar mu^+ nu events respectively, we find BR(D^+ -> rho^0 mu^+ nu)/BR(D^+ -> K*0Bar mu^+ nu) = 0.041 +- 0.006 (stat) +- 0.004(syst).
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