Measurements of branching fractions and decay amplitudes in B → J / ψ K* decays

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The branching fractions and the decay amplitudes of B → J / ψ K* decays are measured in a 29.4 fb-1 data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB electron-positron collider. The decay amplitudes of helicity states of the J / ψ K* system are determined from the full angular distribution of the final state particles in the transversity basis. The branching fractions are measured to be (1.29 ± 0.05 ± 0.13) × 10-3 for neutral mesons and (1.28 ± 0.07 ± 0.14) × 10-3 for charged mesons. The measured longitudinal and transverse (perpendicular to the transversity plane) amplitudes are |A0|2 = 0.62 ± 0.02 ± 0.03 and |A⊥|2 = 0.19 ± 0.02 ± 0.03, respectively. The value of |A⊥|2 shows that the CP even component dominates in the B0 → J/ψ K*0(KSπ0) decay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 27

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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 National Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 17017; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.

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