We report results of a search for the rare radiative decay B̄0 → D0γ. Using 9.66 × 10 6 BB̄ meson pairs collected with the CLEO detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, we set an upper limit on the branching ratio for this decay of 5.0× 10-5 at 90% C.L. This provides evidence that the anomalous enhancement is absent in W-exchange processes and that weak, radiative B decays are dominated by the short-distance b → sγ mechanism in the standard model.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)