Measurement of Differential Branching Fractions of Inclusive B →xuℓ+νℓ Decays

L. Cao, W. Sutcliffe, R. Van Tonder, F. U. Bernlochner, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, T. Aushev, R. Ayad, V. Babu, S. Bahinipati, P. Behera, K. Belous, J. Bennett, M. Bessner, T. Bilka, J. Biswal, A. Bobrov, M. Bračko, P. BranchiniT. E. Browder, A. Budano, M. Campajola, D. Červenkov, M. C. Chang, P. Chang, B. G. Cheon, K. Chilikin, H. E. Cho, K. Cho, S. J. Cho, Y. Choi, S. Choudhury, D. Cinabro, S. Cunliffe, T. Czank, N. Dash, G. De Pietro, R. Dhamija, F. Di Capua, J. Dingfelder, Z. DoleŽal, T. V. Dong, S. Dubey, D. Epifanov, T. Ferber, D. Ferlewicz, A. Frey, B. G. Fulsom, R. Garg, V. Gaur, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, A. Giri, P. Goldenzweig, T. Gu, K. Gudkova, S. Halder, T. Hara, O. Hartbrich, K. Hayasaka, M. Hernandez Villanueva, W. S. Hou, C. L. Hsu, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, W. W. Jacobs, E. J. Jang, S. Jia, Y. Jin, K. K. Joo, J. Kahn, K. H. Kang, H. Kichimi, C. Kiesling, C. H. Kim, D. Y. Kim, S. H. Kim, Y. K. Kim, T. D. Kimmel, K. Kinoshita, P. Kodyš, T. Konno, A. Korobov, S. Korpar, E. Kovalenko, P. KriŽan, R. Kroeger, P. Krokovny, T. Kuhr, R. Kulasiri, M. Kumar, R. Kumar, K. Kumara, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. C. Lee, C. H. Li, J. Li, L. K. Li, Y. B. Li, L. Li Gioi, J. Libby, K. Lieret, D. Liventsev, C. Macqueen, M. Masuda, M. Merola, F. Metzner, K. Miyabayashi, R. Mizuk, G. B. Mohanty, S. Mohanty, M. Mrvar, M. Nakao, A. Natochii, L. Nayak, M. Niiyama, N. K. Nisar, S. Nishida, K. Nishimura, S. Ogawa, H. Ono, Y. Onuki, P. Oskin, G. Pakhlova, S. Pardi, H. Park, S. H. Park, A. Passeri, S. Patra, S. Paul, T. K. Pedlar, L. E. Piilonen, T. Podobnik, V. Popov, E. Prencipe, M. T. Prim, M. Röhrken, A. Rostomyan, N. Rout, M. Rozanska, G. Russo, D. Sahoo, S. Sandilya, A. Sangal, L. Santelj, T. Sanuki, V. Savinov, G. Schnell, J. Schueler, C. Schwanda, A. J. Schwartz, Y. Seino, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, C. Sharma, C. P. Shen, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, F. Simon, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, M. Starič, J. F. Strube, M. Sumihama, T. Sumiyoshi, M. Takizawa, U. Tamponi, K. Tanida, Y. Tao, F. Tenchini, K. Trabelsi, M. Uchida, T. Uglov, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, S. E. Vahsen, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, E. Waheed, C. H. Wang, E. Wang, M. Z. Wang, P. Wang, X. L. Wang, M. Watanabe, S. Watanuki, O. Werbycka, E. Won, B. D. Yabsley, W. Yan, S. B. Yang, H. Ye, J. H. Yin, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhukova

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The first measurements of differential branching fractions of inclusive semileptonic B→Xuℓ+νℓ decays are performed using the full Belle data set of 711 fb-1 of integrated luminosity at the (4S) resonance and for ℓ=e, μ. With the availability of these measurements, new avenues for future shape-function model-independent determinations of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |Vub| can be pursued to gain new insights in the existing tension with respect to exclusive determinations. The differential branching fractions are reported as a function of the lepton energy, the four-momentum-transfer squared, light-cone momenta, the hadronic mass, and the hadronic mass squared. They are obtained by subtracting the backgrounds from semileptonic B→Xcℓ+νℓ decays and other processes, and corrected for resolution and acceptance effects.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA87
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 24

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We thank Kerstin Tackmann, Frank Tackmann, Zoltan Ligeti, and Dean Robinson for discussions about the content of this manuscript. L. C., W. S., Rv. T., and F. B. were supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy-Noether Grant No. BE 6075/1-1. L. C. was also supported by the Helmholtz W2/W3-116 grant. We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator; the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid; and the KEK computer group, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) computing group for strong computing support; and the National Institute of Informatics, and Science Information NETwork 5 (SINET5) for valuable network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Tau-Lepton Physics Research Center of Nagoya University; the Australian Research Council including Grants No. DP180102629, No. DP170102389, No. DP170102204, No. DP150103061, No. FT130100303; Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (FWF) and FWF Austrian Science Fund No. P 31361-N36; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Contracts No. 11435013, No. 11475187, No. 11521505, No. 11575017, No. 11675166, No. 11705209; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Grant No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH011; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); the Shanghai Pujiang Program under Grant No. 18PJ1401000; the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STCSM) under Grant No. 19ZR1403000; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under Contract No. LTT17020; Horizon 2020 ERC Advanced Grant No. 884719 and ERC Starting Grant No. 947006 “InterLeptons” (European Union); the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Excellence Cluster Universe, and the VolkswagenStiftung; the Department of Atomic Energy (Project Identification No. RTI 4002) and the Department of Science and Technology of India; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy; National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grants No. 2016R1D1A1B01010135, No. 2016R1D1A1B02012900, No. 2018R1A2B3003643, No. 2018R1A6A1A06024970, No. 2018R1D1A1B07047294, No. 2019K1A3A7A09033840, No. 2019R1I1A3A01058933; Radiation Science Research Institute, Foreign Large-size Research Facility Application Supporting project, the Global Science Experimental Data Hub Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information and KREONET/GLORIAD; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center; the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Agreement No. 14.W03.31.0026, and the HSE University Basic Research Program, Moscow; University of Tabuk research Grants No. S-1440-0321, No. S-0256-1438, and No. S-0280-1439 (Saudi Arabia); the Slovenian Research Agency Grants No. J1-9124 and No. P1-0135; Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan; and the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

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