Evidence for new interference phenomena in the decay D + → K -π +μ +ν

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Using a large sample of charm semileptonic decays collected by the FOCUS photoproduction experiment at Fermilab, we present evidence for a small, even spin K -π + amplitude that interferes with the dominant K* 0 component in the D + → K -π +μ +ν final state. Although this interference significantly distorts the D + → K -π +μ +ν decay angular distributions, the new amplitude creates only a very small distortion to the observed kaon pion mass distribution when integrated over the other kinematic variables describing the decay. Our data can be described by K* 0 interference with either a constant amplitude or broad spin zero resonance. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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