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Study of Bˉ→Xuℓνˉ decays in BBˉ events tagged by a fully reconstructed B-meson decay and determination of |Vub|


BABAR Collaboration; Snoek, H (2012). Study of Bˉ→Xuℓνˉ decays in BBˉ events tagged by a fully reconstructed B-meson decay and determination of |Vub|. Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), 86(3):032004.

Abstract

We report measurements of partial branching fractions for inclusive charmless semileptonic B decays B̅ →Xuℓν̅ and the determination of the Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa (CKM) matrix element |Vub|. The analysis is based on a sample of 467×106 Υ(4S)→BB̅ decays recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e+e- storage rings. We select events in which the decay of one of the B mesons is fully reconstructed and an electron or a muon signals the semileptonic decay of the other B meson. We measure partial branching fractions ΔB in several restricted regions of phase space and determine the CKM element |Vub| based on different QCD predictions. For decays with a charged lepton momentum pℓ*>1.0  GeV in the B meson rest frame, we obtain ΔB=(1.80±0.13stat±0.15sys±0.02theo)×10-3 from a fit to the two-dimensional MX-q2 distribution. Here, MX refers to the invariant mass of the final state hadron X and q2 is the invariant mass squared of the charged lepton and neutrino. From this measurement we extract |Vub|=(4.33±0.24exp⁡±0.15theo)×10-3 as the arithmetic average of four results obtained from four different QCD predictions of the partial rate. We separately determine partial branching fractions for B̅ 0 and B- decays and derive a limit on the isospin breaking in B̅ →Xuℓν̅ decays.

Abstract

We report measurements of partial branching fractions for inclusive charmless semileptonic B decays B̅ →Xuℓν̅ and the determination of the Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa (CKM) matrix element |Vub|. The analysis is based on a sample of 467×106 Υ(4S)→BB̅ decays recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e+e- storage rings. We select events in which the decay of one of the B mesons is fully reconstructed and an electron or a muon signals the semileptonic decay of the other B meson. We measure partial branching fractions ΔB in several restricted regions of phase space and determine the CKM element |Vub| based on different QCD predictions. For decays with a charged lepton momentum pℓ*>1.0  GeV in the B meson rest frame, we obtain ΔB=(1.80±0.13stat±0.15sys±0.02theo)×10-3 from a fit to the two-dimensional MX-q2 distribution. Here, MX refers to the invariant mass of the final state hadron X and q2 is the invariant mass squared of the charged lepton and neutrino. From this measurement we extract |Vub|=(4.33±0.24exp⁡±0.15theo)×10-3 as the arithmetic average of four results obtained from four different QCD predictions of the partial rate. We separately determine partial branching fractions for B̅ 0 and B- decays and derive a limit on the isospin breaking in B̅ →Xuℓν̅ decays.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:05 Mar 2013 09:48
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:36
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-2368
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.032004

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