Study of the decay mechanism for B+ → p over(p, ̄) K+ and B+ → p over(p, ̄) π+

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Abstract

We study the characteristics of the low mass p over(p, ̄) enhancements near threshold in the three-body decays B+ → p over(p, ̄) K+ and B+ → p over(p, ̄) π+. We observe that the proton polar angle distributions in the p over(p, ̄) helicity frame in the two decays have the opposite polarity, and measure the forward-backward asymmetries as a function of the p over(p, ̄) mass for the p over(p, ̄) K+ mode. We also search for the intermediate two-body decays, B+ → over(p, ̄) Δ+ + and B+ → p over(Δ, ̄)0, and set upper limits on their branching fractions. These results are obtained from a 414   fb-1 data sample that contains 449 × 106 B over(B, ̄) events collected near the Υ{hooked} (4 S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+ e- collider.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume659
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 17

Bibliographical note

Funding 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 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 and the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences under contract No. 10575109 and IHEP-U-503; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea, the CHEP SRC program and Basic Research program (grant No. R01-2005-000-10089-0) of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, and the Pure Basic Research Group program of the Korea Research Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy; the Slovenian Research Agency; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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