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Particles and Fields
Open Access
Eur. Phys. J. C 32, s1.191-s1.204 (2004)
DOI: 10.1140/epjcd/s2003-01-017-1

Global analysis of D-> PV decays and SU(3) flavor symmetry breaking effects

M. Zhong1, Y.L. Wu1 and W.Y. Wang2

1  Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100080, China
2  Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

(Received 20 July 2003 / Published online 17 December 2003)


We investigate in detail both the Cabibbo-allowed and singly Cabibbo-suppressed D-> PV decays based on the diagrammatic decomposition in the factorization formalism. Two sets of solutions discarded in the literature are picked up and discussed carefully. It is found that one of these solutions can provide satisfactory explanation in a natural manner on the process $D^+\to \overline {K}^0K^{*+}$ which is thought to be a puzzle. The relations EV+EP=0 and AV+AP=0 are badly broken, which indicates that the exchange and annihilation diagrams may receive contributions from more sources other than the $q\overline{q}$ intermediate state interactions. It is shown that, to have a consistent explanation to the experimental data with reasonable values for the parameters a1 and a2, the SU(3) symmetry breaking effects have to be considered. The SU(3) flavor symmetry breaking effects due to mass factors and due to formfactors and decay constants are analyzed in detail.

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