D-0-(D)over-bar(0) mixing and rare charm decays

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Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science 53,(2003) 431-499;


We review the current status of flavor-changing neutral currents in the charm sector. We focus on the standard-model predictions and identify the main sources of theoretical uncertainties in both D-0-(D) over bar (0) mixing and rare charm decays. The potential of these observables for constraining short-distance physics in the standard model and its extensions is compromised by the presence of large nonperturbative effects. We examine the possible discovery windows in which short-distance physics can be tested and study the effects of various extensions to the standard model. The current experimental situation and future prospects are reviewed.


flavor physics;; flavor-changing neutral currents;; topcolor-assisted technicolor;; cabibbo-suppressed decays;; effective-field-theory;; radiative weak decays;; cp violation;; standard model;; heavy-quark;; meson decays;; composite higgs;; symmetry-breaking

Date of this Version

January 2003

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