We present spectra of prompt electrons from decays of neutral and charged B mesons. The results are based on 140 fb-1 of data collected by the Belle detector on the Υ(4S) resonance at the KEKB e+e - asymmetric collider. We tag Υ(4S)→BB̄ events by reconstructing a B meson in one of several hadronic decay modes; the semileptonic decay of the other B meson is inferred from the presence of an identified electron. We obtain for charged and neutral B mesons the partial rates of semileptonic decay, to electrons with momentum greater than 0.6 GeV/c in the B rest frame, and their ratio b+/b0=1.08±0. 05±0.02, where the first and second errors are statistical and systematic, respectively.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 May 12|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
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 National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and Super-SINET network support. We acknowledge support from:
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics