Aubert, B. et al. (2007) Search for b→u transitions in B-→[K+π-π0]DK-. Physical Review D, 76 (11). p. 111101. ISSN 1550-7998

We search for decays of a B meson into a neutral D meson and a charged kaon, with the D meson decaying into a charged kaon, a charged pion, and a neutral pion. This final state can be reached through the b→c transition B-→D0K- followed by the doubly Cabibbo-suppressed D0→K+π-π0, or the b→u transition B-→D̅ 0K- followed by the Cabibbo-favored D̅ 0→K+π-π0. The interference of these two amplitudes is sensitive to the angle γ of the unitarity triangle. We present results based on 226×106 e+e-→Υ(4S)→BB̅ events collected with the BABAR detector at SLAC. We find no significant evidence for these decays and we set a limit RADS≡Γ([K+π-π0]DK-)+Γ([K-π+π0]DK+)/Γ([K+π-π0]DK+)+Γ([K-π+π0]DK-)<0.039 at 95% confidence level, which we translate with a Bayesian approach into rB≡|A(B-→D̅ 0K-)/A(B-→D0K-)|<0.19 at 95% confidence level.

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