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We present an analysis of the decayD0→K+π− based on FOCUS data. From a sample of 234 signal events, we find a branching ratio of Γ(D →Kπ) Γ(D0→K−π+) = (0.429 − 0.061 ± 0.027)% under the assumptions of no mixing and no CP violation. Allowing for CP violation, we find a branching ratio of (0.429 ± 0.063 ± 0.028)% and a CP asymmetry of 0.18± 0.14± 0.04. The… (More)
We review genetic programming principles, their application to FOCUS data samples, and use the method to study the doubly Cabibbo suppressed decay D → Kπ+π− relative to its Cabibbo favored counterpart, D → Kππ. We find that this technique is able to improve upon more traditional analysis methods. To our knowledge, this is the first application of the… (More)
A high statistics measurement of the Lambda(+)(c) lifetime from the Fermilab fixed-target FOCUS photoproduction experiment is presented. We describe the analysis technique with particular attention to the determination of the systematic uncertainty. The measured value of 204.6 +/- 3.4 (stat) +/- 2.5 (syst) fs from 8034 +/- 122 Lambda(+)(c)-->pK(-)pi(+)… (More)
A high-statistics sample of photoproduced charm from the FOCUS experiment has been used to search for direct CP violation in the decay rates for D+-->K(S)pi+ and D+-->K(S)K+. We have measured the following asymmetry parameters relative to D+-->K-pi+pi+: A(CP)(K(S)pi+) = (-1.6+/-1.5+/-0.9)%, A(CP)(K(S)K+) = (+6.9+/-6.0+/-1.5)%, and A(CP)(K(S)K+) =… (More)
Using a large sample of photoproduced charm mesons from the FOCUS experiment at Fermilab (FNAL-E831), we observe the decay D → Kπ with a signal yield of 149±31 events compared to a similarly cut sample consisting of 36 760±195 D →Kπ events. We use the observed ratio of D→Kπ to D→Kπ (0.404± 0.085± 0.025)% to obtain a relationship between the D mixing and… (More)
We present a search for a charmed pentaquark decaying strongly to D(∗)−p. Finding no evidence for such a state, we set limits on the cross section times branching ratio relative to D∗− and D− under particular assumptions about the production mechanism.
We have studied hadronic four-body decays of D(+) and D(+)(s) mesons with a K(S) in the final state using data recorded during the 1996-1997 fixed-target run of the Fermilab high energy photoproduction experiment FOCUS. We report a new branching ratio measurement of gamma(D(+)-->K(S)K-pi(+)pi(+))/gamma(D(+)-->K(S)pi(+)pi(+)pi(-)) = 0.0768+/-0.0041+/-0.0032.… (More)
Using data from the FOCUS (E831) experiment at Fermilab, we present a new measurement of the branching ratio for the Cabibbo-favored decay mode D0 → K−K−K+π+. From a sample of 143±19 fully reconstructedD0 → K−K−K+π+ events, we measure Γ(D0 → K−K−K+π+)/Γ(D0 → K−π−π+π+) = 0.00257 ± 0.00034(stat.) ± 0.00024(syst.). A coherent amplitude analysis has been… (More)
Using a large sample of photoproduced charm mesons from the FOCUS experiment at Fermilab (FNAL-E831), we observe the decay D0-->K+pi- with a signal yield of 149+/-31 events compared to a similarly cut sample consisting of 36 760+/-195 D0-->K-pi+ events. We use the observed ratio of D0-->K+pi- to D0-->K-pi+ (0.404+/-0.085+/-0.025)% to obtain a relationship… (More)
We present a search for a pentaquark decaying strongly to pK0 S in γN collisions at a center-of-mass energy up to 25 GeV/c2. Finding no evidence for such a state in the mass range of 1470 MeV/c2 to 2200 MeV/c2, we set limits on the yield and on the cross section times branching ratio relative to Σ(1385) and K∗(892)+.