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Measurement of the (B)over-bar → D-(*)pi l(nu)over-bar(l) branching fraction

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Measurement of the (B)over-bar → D-(*)pi l(nu)over-bar(l) branching fraction. Physics Letters B, 475 (3-4). 407 -428. ISSN 0370-2693 (doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00040-X)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00040-X

Abstract

A study of b semileptonic decays into D, D pi(+/-) and D*pi(+/- ) final states is presented. The D-0, D+ and D*(+) mesons are exclusively reconstructed in Z decay data recorded from 1992 to 1995 in the DELPHI experiment at LEP. The overall branching fractions are measured to be: BR(b → D(0)l(-)[(upsilon)over bar]X-l) = (7.04 +/- 0.34(stat) +/- 0.36 (syst.exp) +/- 0.17(BRD))%, BR(b → D(+)l(-)[(upsilon)over bar]X-l) = (2.72 +/- 0.19(stat) +/- 0.16(syst.exp) +/- 0.18(BRD))%, BR(b → D*(+)l(-)[(upsilon)over bar]X-l) = (2.75 +/- 0.17(stat) +/- 0.13 (syst.exp) +/- 0.09 (BRD))%, where the D-0 and D+ results include also contributions from D*(0) and D*(+) decays. A fit to the distribution of the pi(+/-) impact parameter to the primary interaction vertex provides a measurement of the b semileptonic branching fractions into the D(0)pi(+/-)X, D(+)pi(+/-)X and D*(+)pi(+/-)X final states. Assuming that single pion decay modes of B mesons dominate, the partial rates for (B) over bar → D pi l(-)[(upsilon)over bar](l) and (B) over bar → D*pi l(-)[(upsilon)over bar](l) have been obtained, corresponding to a total branching fraction: BR((B) over bar → D pi l(-)[(upsilon)over bar](l)) + BR((B) over bar → D*pi l(-)[(upsilon)over bar](l)) = (3.40 +/- 0.52 (stat) +/- 0.32 (syst))%. This result agrees well with the observed difference between the total B semileptonic branching fraction and the sum of the (B) over bar → Dl(-) upsilon(l) and D* l(- )[(upsilon)over bar](l) branching fractions.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adye, T., Adzic, P., Ajinenko, I., Albrecht, Z., Alderweireld, T., Alekseev, G.D., Alemany, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P.P., Almehed, S., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anassontzis, E.G., Andersson, P., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Asman, B., Augustin, J.E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Bambade, P., Barao, F., Barbiellini, G., Barbier, R., Bardin, D.Y., Barker, G., Baroncelli, A., Battaglia, M., Baubillier, M., Becks, K.H., Begalli, M., Behrmann, A., Beilliere, P., Belokopytov, Y., Benekos, N.C., Benvenuti, A.C., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Bertini, D., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Bigi, M., Bilenky, M.S., Bizouard, M.A., Bloch, D., Blom, H.M., Bonesini, M., Bonivento, W., Boonekamp, M., Booth, P.S.L., Borgland, A.W., Borisov, G., Bosio, C., Botner, O., Boudinov, E., Bouquet, B., Bourdarios, C., Bowcock, T.J.V., Boyko, I., Bozovic, I., Bozzo, M., Bracko, M., Branchini, P., Brenner, R.A., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.M., Bugge, L., Buran, T., Buschbeck, B., Buschmann, P., Cabrera, S., Caccia, M., Calvi, M., Camporesi, T., Canale, V., Carena, F., Carroll, L., Caso, C., Gimenez, M.V.C., Cattai, A., Cavallo, F.R., Chabaud, V., Charpentier, P., Chaussard, L., Checchia, P., Chelkov, G.A., Chierici, R., Chliapnikov, P., Chochula, P., Chorowicz, V., Chudoba, J., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cortina, E., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Crawley, H.B., Crennell, D., Crepe, S., Crosetti, G., Maestro, J.C., Czellar, S., Davenport, M., Da Silva, W., Della Ricca, G., Delpierre, P., Demaria, N., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., De Lotto, B., De Min, A., de Paula, L., Dijkstra, H., Di Ciaccio, L., Dolbeau, J., Doroba, K., Dracos, M., Drees, J., Dris, M., Duperrin, A., Durand, J.D., Eigen, G., Ekelof, T., Ekspong, G., Ellert, M., Elsing, M., Engel, J.P., Santo, M.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Fayot, J., Feindt, M., Ferrari, P., Ferrer, A., Ferrer-Ribas, E., Ferro, F., Fichet, S., Firestone, A., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fontanelli, F., Franek, B., Frodesen, A.G., Fruhwirth, R., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Galloni, A., Gamba, D., Gamblin, S., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gaspar, C., Gaspar, M., Gasparini, U., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E.N., Gele, D., Gerdyukov, L., Ghodbane, N., Gil, I., Glege, F., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Caballero, I.G., Gopal, G., Gorn, L., Gracco, V., Grahl, J., Graziani, E., Gris, P., Grosdidier, G., Grzelak, K., Guy, J., Hahn, F., Hanh, S., Haider, S., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hansen, J., Harris, F.J., Hedberg, V., Heising, S., Hernandez, J.J., Herquet, P., Herr, H., Hessing, T.L., Heuser, J.M., Higon, E., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, P.J., Hoorelbeke, S., Houlden, M., Hrubec, J., Huber, M., Huet, K., Hughes, G.J., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, J.N., Jacobsson, R., Jalocha, P., Janik, R., Jarlskog, C., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jean-Marie, B., Jeans, D., Johansson, E.K., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Juillot, P., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Karafasoulis, K., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E.C., Keranen, R., Kernel, G., Kersevan, B.P., Khokhlov, Y., Khomenko, B.A., Khovanski, N.N., Kiiskinen, A., King, B., Kinvig, A., Kjaer, N.J., Klapp, O., Klein, H., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Kostioukhine, V., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krammer, M., Kriznic, E., Krumstein, Z., Kubinec, P., Kurowska, J., Kurvinen, K., Lamsa, J.W., Lane, D.W., Lapin, V., Laugier, J.P., Lauhakangas, R., and Leder, G.
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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