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Title: Amplitude Analysis of the B+ to phi K*+(892) Decay

Abstract

We perform an amplitude analysis of B{sup {+-}} {yields} {var_phi}(1020)K*(892){sup {+-}} decay with a sample of about 384 million B{bar B} pairs recorded with the BABAR detector. Overall, twelve parameters are measured, including the fractions of longitudinal f{sub L} and parity-odd transverse f{sub {perpendicular}} amplitudes, branching fraction, strong phases, and six parameters sensitive to CP-violation. We use the dependence on the K{pi} invariant mass of the interference between the J{sup P} = 1{sup -} and 0{sup +} K{pi} components to resolve the discrete ambiguity in the determination of the strong and weak phases. Our measurements of f{sub L} = 0.49 {+-} 0.05 {+-} 0.03, f{sub {perpendicular}} = 0.21 {+-} 0.05 {+-} 0.02, and the strong phases point to the presence of a substantial helicity-plus amplitude from a presently unknown source.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
907716
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-12462
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; arXiv:0705.1798; TRN: US0703349
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AMPLITUDES; PARTICLE DECAY; B PLUS MESONS; B MINUS MESONS; PHI-1020 MESONS; K*-892 MESONS; BRANCHING RATIO; CP INVARIANCE; Experiment-HEP,HEPEX

Citation Formats

Aubert, B. Amplitude Analysis of the B+ to phi K*+(892) Decay. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Aubert, B. Amplitude Analysis of the B+ to phi K*+(892) Decay. United States.
Aubert, B. Wed . "Amplitude Analysis of the B+ to phi K*+(892) Decay". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/907716.
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