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Title: Search for semileptonic decays of photoproduced charmed mesons
Author(s): Coleman, Richard Neal
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Wattenberg, A.
Department / Program: Physics
Discipline: Physics
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): semileptonic decays photoproduction charmed mesons broad band neutral beam
Abstract: In the broad band neutral beam at Fermi1ab, a search for photoproduction of charmed D mesons has been done using photons of 100 to 300 GeV. The reaction considered was [equation] s No statistically significant evidence for D production is observed based on the Ksnpi± mass spectrum. The sensitivity of the search is commensurate with theoretical estimates of sigma(yp -> DD + X)~500 nb, however this is dependent on branching ratios and photoproduction models. An appendix contains data on a similar search for semi1eptonic decays of charmed baryons.
Issue Date: 1977
Genre: Dissertation / Thesis
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25618
Rights Information: 1977 Richard Neal Coleman
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-07-01
Identifier in Online Catalog: 651787
 

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