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Measurements of B→{π,η,η′}lνl Branching Fractions and Determination of |Vub| with Semileptonically Tagged B Mesons

Aubert, B. et al. (2008) Measurements of B→{π,η,η′}lνl Branching Fractions and Determination of |Vub| with Semileptonically Tagged B Mesons. Physical Review Letters, 101 (8). 081801. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

We report measurements of branching fractions for the decays B→Pℓνℓ, where P are the pseudoscalar charmless mesons π-, π0, η and η′, based on 348 fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector, using B0 and B+ mesons found in the recoil of a second B meson decaying as B→D(*)ℓνℓ. Assuming isospin symmetry, we combine pionic branching fractions to obtain B(B0→π-ℓ+νℓ)=(1.54±0.17(stat)±0.09(syst))×10-4; we find 3.2σ evidence of the decay B+→ηℓ+νℓ and measure its branching fraction to be (0.64±0.20(stat)±0.03(syst))×10-4, and determine B(B+→η′ℓ+νℓ)<0.47×10-4 to 90% confidence level. Using partial branching fractions for the pionic decays in ranges of the momentum transfer and a variety of form factor calculation, we obtain values of the magnitude of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |Vub| in ranging from 3.6×10-3 to 4.1×10-3.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 13:01
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2011 13:01
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/10019

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