We present a measurement of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix element | Vcb | using a 10.2 fb-1 data sample recorded at the γ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric e +e- storage ring. By extrapolating the differential decay width of the Bo → D*+e-v decay to the kinematic limit at which the D*+ is at rest with respect to the B o, we extract the product of | Vcb | with the normalization of the decay form factor F(1), | Vcb | F(1) = (3.54 ± 0.19 ± 0.18) x 10-2, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. A value of | Vcb \= (3.88 ±0.21 ±0.20 ±0.19) x 10-2 is obtained using a theoretical calculation of F(1), where the third error is due to the theoretical uncertainty in the value of F(1). The branching fraction B(B0 ->• D*+e-v) is measured to be (4.59 ± 0.23 ± 0.40) x 10-2.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We wish to thank the KEKB accelerator group for the excellent operation of the KEKB accelerator. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the Center for High Energy Physics sponsored by the KOSEF; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 17017; the Ministry of Science and Technology of Russian Federation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics