Measurement of the Lambda(0)(b) decay form factor

Abdallah, J. et al. (2004) Measurement of the Lambda(0)(b) decay form factor. Physics Letters B, 585(1-2), pp. 63-84. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2004.01.086)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2004.01.086

Abstract

The form factor of A(o)(b) baryons is estimated using 3.46 x 10(6) hadronic Z decays collected by the DELPM experiment between 1992 and 1995. Charmed A(c)(+) baryons fully reconstructed in the pK(-)pi(+), pK(o)(s), and Api(+)pi(+)pi(-) modes, are associated to a c S lepton with opposite charge in order to select A(o)(b) → A(c)(+)l(-)v(l) decays. From a combined likelihood and event rate fit to the b C distribution of the Isgur-Wise variable w, and using the Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET), the slope of the b-baryon form factor is measured to be p(2)=2.03+/-0.46(stat)(-1.00)(+0.72)(syst). The exclusive semileptonic branching fraction Br(A(b)(o) → A(c)(+)l(-)v(l)) can be derived from p(2) and is found to be (5.0(-0.8)(+1.1)(stat)(-1.2)(+1.6) (syst))%. Limits on other branching fractions are also obtained.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parkes, Dr Christopher
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, S., Baillon, P., Ballestrero, A., Bambade, P., Barbier, 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, F., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Graziani, E., Grosdidier, G., Grzelek, K., Guy, J., Haag, C., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hamilton, K., Haug, S., Hauler, F., 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., Kerzel, U., 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, F., 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., McNulty, R., Meroni, C., Meyer, W.T., Miagkov, A., 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, F.
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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