Observation of the decays B0 → K+π -π0 and B0 → ρ-K +

P. Chang, K. Abe, K. Abe, T. Abe, H. Aihara, Y. Asano, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, T. Aziz, S. Bahinipati, A. M. Bakich, Y. Ban, A. Bay, I. Bedny, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bracko, J. BrodzickaT. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, Y. Chao, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, S. Cole, M. Danilov, M. Dash, L. Y. Dong, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, V. Eiges, Y. Enari, F. Fang, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, R. Guo, N. C. Hastings, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, T. Higuchi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, H. C. Huang, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, H. Iwasaki, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, S. U. Kataoka, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. K. Kim, T. H. Kim, P. Koppenburg, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. E. Lee, T. Lesiak, J. Li, S. W. Lin, J. MacNaughton, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, D. Marlow, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, D. Mohapatra, T. Mori, T. Nagamine, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, H. Park, N. Parslow, L. S. Peak, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, N. Root, M. Rozanska, H. Sagawa, Y. Sakai, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, S. Semenov, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, V. Sidorov, A. Somov, R. Stamen, S. Stanič, M. Starič, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, Y. Teramoto, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, M. Z. Wang, M. Watanabe, B. D. Yabsley, Y. Yamada, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, J. Ying, C. C. Zhang, J. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, D. Žontar

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We report the observation of B0 decays to the K+π-π0 final state using a data sample of 78 fb-1 collected by the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. With no assumptions about intermediate states in the decay, the branching fraction is measured to be (36.6-4.3+4.2±3.0)×10-6. We also search for B decays to intermediate two-body states with the same K+π-π0 final state. Significant B signals are observed in the ρ(770)-K+ and K*(892)+π- channels, with branching fractions of (15.1-3.3-1.5-2.1+3.4+1.4+2.0)×10-6 and (14.8-4.4-1.0-0.9+4.6+1.5+2.4) ×10-6, respectively. The first error is statistical, the second is systematic and the third is due to the largest possible interference. Contributions from other possible two-body states will be discussed. No CP asymmetry is found in the inclusive K+π-π0 or ρ-K+ modes, and we set 90% confidence level bounds on the asymmetry of -0.12<ACP<0.26 and -0.18<ACP<0.64, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-158
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 14

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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 Education, Science and Training; 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 01324; 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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