Evidence for B -→Ds+K --ν ̄ℓ and search for B -→Ds*+K --ν ̄ℓ

J. Stypula, M. Rozanska, I. Adachi, K. Adamczyk, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, V. Bhardwaj, B. Bhuyan, M. Bischofberger, A. Bondar, G. Bonvicini, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, P. Chang, V. Chekelian, A. ChenP. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, I. S. Cho, K. Cho, Y. Choi, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, J. Dingfelder, Z. Doleal, Z. Drásal, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, H. Farhat, J. E. Fast, V. Gaur, N. Gabyshev, R. Gillard, Y. M. Goh, B. Golob, J. Haba, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwabuchi, Y. Iwasaki, T. Julius, J. H. Kang, P. Kapusta, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, C. Kiesling, H. J. Kim, J. B. Kim, J. H. Kim, K. T. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, B. R. Ko, P. Kody, S. Korpar, R. T. Kouzes, P. Krian, P. Krokovny, T. Kuhr, T. Kumita, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Lee, J. Li, Y. Li, J. Libby, C. Liu, Y. Liu, Z. Q. Liu, D. Liventsev, R. Louvot, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, G. B. Mohanty, A. Moll, N. Muramatsu, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, C. Ng, S. Nishida, K. Nishimura, O. Nitoh, T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. Park, H. K. Park, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, M. Ritter, M. Röhrken, S. Ryu, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, S. Sandilya, D. Santel, T. Sanuki, Y. Sato, O. Schneider, C. Schwanda, K. Senyo, O. Seon, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, C. P. Shen, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, A. Sibidanov, F. Simon, P. Smerkol, Y. S. Sohn, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, S. Stanič, M. Starič, M. Sumihama, T. Sumiyoshi, Y. Teramoto, M. Uchida, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, Y. Usov, P. Vanhoefer, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, V. Vorobyev, P. Wang, X. L. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, J. Wiechczynski, K. M. Williams, E. Won, B. D. Yabsley, H. Yamamoto, Y. Yamashita, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

We report measurements of the decays B -→Ds(*)+K --ν ̄ℓ in a data sample containing 657×106BB̄ pairs collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e +e - collider. We observe a signal with a significance of 6σ for the combined D s and Ds* modes and find the first evidence of the B -→Ds+K --ν ̄ℓ decay with a significance of 3.4σ. We measure the following branching fractions: B(B -→Ds+K --ν ̄ℓ)=(0.30±0.09(stat)-0.08+0.11(syst)) ×10 -3 and B(B -→Ds(*)+K --ν ̄ℓ)=(0.59±0.12(stat) ±0.15(syst))×10 -3 and set an upper limit B(B -→Ds*+K --ν ̄ℓ)<0.56×10 -3 at the 90% confidence level. We also present the first measurement of the Ds+K - invariant mass distribution in these decays, which is dominated by a prominent peak around 2.6GeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume86
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 23

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Stypula, J., Rozanska, M., Adachi, I., Adamczyk, K., Aihara, H., Asner, D. M., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Bhardwaj, V., Bhuyan, B., Bischofberger, M., Bondar, A., Bonvicini, G., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Chang, M. C., Chang, P., Chekelian, V., ... Zupanc, A. (2012). Evidence for B -→Ds+K --ν ̄ℓ and search for B -→Ds*+K --ν ̄ℓ Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 86(7), [072007]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.072007