Aubert, B. et al. (2006) Study of the decay B¯0→D*+ωπ-. Physical Review D, 74 (1). 012001. ISSN 1550-7998

We report on a study of the decay B̅ 0→D*+ωπ- with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Based on a sample of 232×106 BB̅ decays, we measure the branching fraction B(B̅ 0→D*+ωπ-)=(2.88±0.21(stat.)±0.31(syst.))×10-3. We study the invariant mass spectrum of the ωπ- system in this decay. This spectrum is in good agreement with expectations based on factorization and the measured spectrum in τ-→ωπ-ντ. We also measure the polarization of the D*+ as a function of the ωπ- mass. In the mass region 1.1 to 1.9 GeV we measure the fraction of longitudinal polarization of the D*+ to be ΓL/Γ=0.654±0.042(stat.)±0.016(syst.). This is in agreement with the expectations from heavy-quark effective theory and factorization assuming that the decay proceeds as B̅ 0→D*+ρ(1450)-, ρ(1450)-→ωπ-.