Inclusive b decays to wrong sign charmed mesons

Abdallah, J. et al. (2003) Inclusive b decays to wrong sign charmed mesons. Physics Letters B, 561(1-2), 26 -40. (doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(03)00387-3)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(03)00387-3

Abstract

The production of wrong sign charmed mesons b → (D) over bar X-(s), D-(s) = (D-0, D+, D-s), is studied using the data collected by the DELPHI experiment in the years 1994 and 1995. Charmed mesons in Z → b (b) over bar events are exclusively reconstructed by searching for the decays D-0 → K(-)pi(+), D+ → K(-)pi(+)pi(+) and D-s(+) → phipi(+) → K(+)K(-)pi(+). The wrong sign contribution is extracted by using two discriminant variables: the charge of the b-quark at decay time, estimated from the charges of identified particles, and the momentum of the charmed meson in the rest frame of the b- hadron. The inclusive branching fractions of b-hadrons into wrong sign charm mesons are measured to be: B(b → (D) over bar X-0) + B(b → D-X) = (9.3 +/- 1.7(stat) +/- 1.3(syst) +/- 0.4(B))%, B(b → Ds-X) = (10.1 +/- 1.0(stat) +/- 0.6(syst) +/- 2.8(B))% where the first error is statistical, the second and third errors are systematic.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abdallah, J., Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adzic, P., Albrecht, T., Alderweireld, T., Alemany-Fernandez, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P.P., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anashkin, E., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Anjos, N., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Ask, S., Asman, B., Augustin, J.E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Ballestrero, A., Bambade, P., Barbiery, R., Bardin, D., Barker, G., Baroncelli, A., Battaglia, M., Baubillier, M., Becks, K.H., Begalli, M., Behrmann, A., Ben Haim, E., Benekos, N., Benvenuti, A., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Berntzon, L., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Besson, N., Bloch, D., Blom, M., Bluj, M., Bonesini, M., Boonekamp, M., Booth, P.S.L., Borisov, G., Botner, O., Bouquet, B., Bowcock, T.J.V., Boyko, I., Bracko, M., Brenner, R., Brodet, E., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.M., Bugge, L., Buschmann, P., Calvi, M., Camporesi, T., Canale, V., Carena, F., Castro, N., Cavallo, F., Chapkin, M., Charpentier, P., Checchia, P., Chierici, R., Chliapnikov, P., Chudoba, J., Chung, S.U., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Costa, M.J., Crawley, B., Crennell, D., Cuevas, J., D'Hondt, J., Dalmau, J., da Silva, T., Da Silva, W., Della Ricca, G., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., De Lotto, B., De Maria, N., De Min, A., de Paula, L., Di Ciaccio, L., Di Simone, A., Doroba, K., Drees, J., Dris, M., Eigen, G., Ekelof, T., Ellert, M., Elsing, M., Santo, M.C.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrer, A., Ferro, R., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E., Geralis, T., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Graziani, E., Grosdider, G., Grzelak, K., Guy, J., Haag, C., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hamilton, K., Hansen, J., Haug, S., Hauler, R., Hedberg, V., Hennecke, M., Herr, H., Hoffman, J., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, P.J., Houlden, M.A., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, J.N., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jeans, D., Johansson, E.K., Johansson, P.D., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E., Kernel, G., Kersevan, B.P., Kiiskinen, A., King, B.T., Kjaer, N.J., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krumstein, Z., Kucharczyk, M., Lamsa, J., Leder, G., Ledroit, F., Leinonen, L., Leitner, R., Lemonne, J., Lepeltier, V., Lesiak, T., Liebig, W., Liko, D., Lipniacka, A., Lopes, J.H., Lopez, J.M., Loukas, D., Lutz, P., Lyons, L., MacNaughton, J., Malek, A., Maltezos, S., Mandl, E., Marco, J., Marco, R., Marechal, B., Margoni, M., Marin, J.C., Mariotti, C., Markou, A., Martinez-Rivero, C., Masik, J., Mastroyiannopoulos, N., Matorras, F., Matteuzzi, C., Mazzucato, F., Mazzucato, M., Nulty, R.M., Meroni, C., Meyer, W.T., Migliore, E., Mitaroff, W., Mjoernmark, U., Moa, T., Moch, M., Moenig, K., Monge, R., Montenegro, J., Moraes, D., Moreno, S., Morettini, P., Mueller, U., Muenich, K., Mulders, M., Mundim, L., Murray, W., Muryn, B., Myatt, G., Myklebust, T., Nassiakou, M., Navarria, F., Nawrocki, K., Nicolaidou, R., Nikolenko, M., Oblakowska-Mucha, A., Obraztsov, V., Olshevski, A., Onofre, A., Orava, R., Osterberg, K., Ouraou, A., Oyanguren, A., Paganoni, M., Paiano, S., Palacios, J.P., Palka, H., Papadopoulou, T.D., Pape, L., Parkes, C., Parodi, F., Parzefall, U., Passeri, A., Passon, O., Peralta, L., Perepelitsa, V., Perrotta, A., Petrolini, A., Piedra, J., Pieri, L., and Pierre, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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