Title

Measurement of Tau(D('s)/(,+) to muon('+)neutrino)/Tau(D('s)/(,+) to phi pion('+)) and the pseudoscalar decay constant fD(,s)

Date of Award

1998

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Physics

Advisor(s)

Sheldon Stone

Keywords

Tau lepton, Pseudoscalar decay constant, D meson, Phi meson, Charm quark

Subject Categories

Physics

Abstract

In this thesis we present a new determination of [Special characters omitted.] using 5 million [Special characters omitted.] events obtained with the CLEO II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR). Our value is derived from our new measured ratio [Special characters omitted.] . Using [Special characters omitted.] , we extract [Special characters omitted.] MeV. We compare this result with various model calculations.

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