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Title: The role of top in heavy flavor physics

Abstract

The implications of the massive top quark on heavy flavor transitions are explored. We review the generation of quark masses and mixings and the determination techniques, and present the status of the elements of the weak mixing matrix. Purely leptonic decays of heavy mesons are briefly summarized. We present a general introduction to flavor changing neutral currents and an extensive summary of radiative and other rare decay modes. The physics of neutral meson mixing is reviewed and applied to each meson system. We describe the phenomenology of CP violation and how it may be measured in meson decays. Standard Model predictions are given in each case and the effects of physics beyond the Standard Model are also discussed. Throughout, we contrast these transitions in the K and B meson systems to those in the D meson and top-quark sectors.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
542792
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-494; CONF-9507258-
ON: DE97006538; TRN: 97:020194
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Summer Institute on Particle Physics conference on top quark of the electroweak interaction, Stanford, CA (United States), 10-21 Jul 1995; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the Summer institute on particle physics: The top quark and the electroweak interaction; Burke, D.; Dixon, L.; Leith, D.W.G.S.; PB: 602 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; T QUARKS; CP INVARIANCE; FLAVOR MODEL; SYMMETRY BREAKING; B MESONS; LEPTONIC DECAY; REST MASS; CHARMED MESONS; BRANCHING RATIO; NEUTRAL CURRENTS

Citation Formats

Hewett, J L. The role of top in heavy flavor physics. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Hewett, J L. The role of top in heavy flavor physics. United States.
Hewett, J L. 1997. "The role of top in heavy flavor physics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/542792.
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