Evidence for semileptonic B-→ pp̄ℓ- ν̄ℓ decays

K. J. Tien, M. Z. Wang, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, A. Bala, B. Bhuyan, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, P. Chang, V. Chekelian, A. Chen, P. Chen, B. G. Cheon, K. Chilikin, R. ChistovI. S. Cho, K. Cho, V. Chobanova, Y. Choi, D. Cinabro, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, Z. Doležal, Z. Drásal, D. Dutta, S. Eidelman, H. Farhat, J. E. Fast, T. Ferber, V. Gaur, S. Ganguly, R. Gillard, Y. M. Goh, B. Golob, J. Haba, H. Hayashii, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, M. Huschle, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, Y. Iwasaki, T. Julius, D. H. Kah, J. H. Kang, E. Kato, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, C. Kiesling, D. Y. Kim, H. J. Kim, J. B. Kim, J. H. Kim, Y. J. Kim, J. Klucar, B. R. Ko, P. Kodyš, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, B. Kronenbitter, T. Kuhr, T. Kumita, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Lee, J. Li, Y. Li, J. Libby, C. Liu, Y. Liu, D. Liventsev, P. Lukin, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, G. B. Mohanty, A. Moll, R. Mussa, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, M. Nayak, E. Nedelkovska, C. Ng, N. K. Nisar, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, C. Oswald, C. W. Park, H. Park, H. K. Park, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, M. Ritter, M. Röhrken, A. Rostomyan, H. Sahoo, T. Saito, Y. Sakai, S. Sandilya, D. Santel, L. Santelj, T. Sanuki, Y. Sato, V. Savinov, O. Schneider, G. Schnell, C. Schwanda, D. Semmler, K. Senyo, O. Seon, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, C. P. Shen, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, A. Sibidanov, Y. S. Sohn, A. Sokolov, S. Stanič, M. Starič, M. Steder, M. Sumihama, T. Sumiyoshi, K. Tanida, G. Tatishvili, Y. Teramoto, M. Uchida, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, S. E. Vahsen, C. Van Hulse, P. Vanhoefer, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, A. Vinokurova, V. Vorobyev, M. N. Wagner, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, K. M. Williams, E. Won, J. Yamaoka, Y. Yamashita, S. Yashchenko, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

We find evidence for the semileptonic baryonic decay B-→pp̄ℓ- ν̄ℓ (ℓ=e, μ), based on a data sample of 772 million BB̄ pairs collected at the Ï (4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy electron-positron collider. A neural-network based hadronic B-meson tagging method is used in this study. The branching fraction of B-→pp̄ℓ-ν̄ℓ is measured to be (5.8-2.1+2.4(stat) ±0.9(syst))×10-6 with a significance of 3.2σ, where lepton universality is assumed. We also estimate the corresponding upper limit: B(B-→pp̄ℓ-ν̄ℓ)<9.6×10-6 at the 90% confidence level. This measurement helps constrain the baryonic transition form factor in B decays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011101
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Tien, K. J., Wang, M. Z., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Asner, D. M., Aulchenko, V., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Bala, A., Bhuyan, B., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Chang, P., Chekelian, V., Chen, A., Chen, P., Cheon, B. G., Chilikin, K., ... Zupanc, A. (2014). Evidence for semileptonic B-→ pp̄ℓ- ν̄ℓ decays. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 89(1), [011101]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.89.011101