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The Annihilation Diagram in 3-Body D-Meson Decay
Physics Letters B (1981)
  • JF Donoghue
  • BR Holstein
We discuss some features of three-body decays of the D meson which are puzzling from the standpoint of the annihilation diagram. As a result, we (1) provide an upper bound on the lifetime ratio of D's, τ+D/τ0D < 2.5 +/- 3.4 and (2) argue that the puzzles are resolved, even if somewhat inelegantly, if final state interactions generate the annihilation diagram.
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JF Donoghue and BR Holstein. "The Annihilation Diagram in 3-Body D-Meson Decay" Physics Letters B Vol. 99 Iss. 5 (1981)
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