In order to determine the ratio of CKM matrix elements |Vub/Vcb| (and |Vub|), we propose a new model-independent method based on the heavy quark effective theory, which is theoretically described by the phase space factor and the well-known perturbative QCD correction only. In the forthcoming asymmetric B-experiments with microvertex detectors, BABAR and BELLE, the total separation of b → u semileptonic decays from the dominant b → c semileptonic decays would be experimentally viable. We explore the possible experimental option: the measurement of inclusive hadronic invariant mass distributions. We also clarify the relevant experimental backgrounds.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Nov 27|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics