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Title: Observation of B ¯ D ( * ) π + π - - ν ¯ Decays in e + e - Collisions at the Υ ( 4 S ) Resonance

Abstract

We report on measurements of the decays of $$\bar{B}$$ mesons into the semileptonic final states $$\bar{B}$$→D(*)π+π-l-$$\bar{v}$$, where D(*) represents a D or D* meson and l- is an electron or a muon. These measurements are based on 471×106 B$$\bar{B}$$ pairs recorded with the BABAR detector at the SLAC asymmetric B factory PEP-II. We determine the branching fraction ratios R$$(*)\atop{π+π-}$$ = B($$\bar{B}$$→D(*)π+π-l-$$\bar{v}$$)/B($$\bar{B}$$→D(*)l-$$\bar{v}$$) using events in which the second B meson is fully reconstructed. We find Rπ+π-=0.067 ± 0.010 ± 0.008 and R$$*\atop{π+π-}$$ = 0.019 ± 0.005 ± 0.004, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. Lastly, based on these results and assuming isospin invariance, we estimate that $$\bar{B}$$→D(*)ππl-$$\bar{v}$$ decays, where π denotes either a π± and π0 meson, account for up to half the difference between the measured inclusive semileptonic branching fraction to charm hadrons and the corresponding sum of previously measured exclusive branching fractions.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
BABAR Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1393014
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1236087
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Stugu, B., Brown, D. N., Kerth, L. T., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lee, M. J., Lynch, G., Koch, H., Schroeder, T., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Khan, A., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Golubev, V. B., Kravchenko, E. A., Onuchin, A. P., Serednyakov, S. I., Skovpen, Yu. I., Solodov, E. P., Todyshev, K. Yu., Lankford, A. J., Gary, J. W., Long, O., Franco Sevilla, M., Hong, T. M., Kovalskyi, D., Richman, J. D., West, C. A., Eisner, A. M., Lockman, W. S., Panduro Vazquez, W., Schumm, B. A., Seiden, A., Chao, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Echenard, B., Flood, K. T., Hitlin, D. G., Kim, J., Miyashita, T. S., Ongmongkolkul, P., Porter, F. C., Röhrken, M., Andreassen, R., Huard, Z., Meadows, B. T., Pushpawela, B. G., Sokoloff, M. D., Sun, L., Ford, W. T., Smith, J. G., Wagner, S. R., Ayad, R., Toki, W. H., Spaan, B., Bernard, D., Verderi, M., Playfer, S., Bettoni, D., Bozzi, C., Calabrese, R., Cibinetto, G., Fioravanti, E., Garzia, I., Luppi, E., Santoro, V., Calcaterra, A., de Sangro, R., Finocchiaro, G., Martellotti, S., Patteri, P., Peruzzi, I. M., Piccolo, M., Zallo, A., Contri, R., Monge, M. R., Passaggio, S., Patrignani, C., Bhuyan, B., Prasad, V., Adametz, A., Uwer, U., Lacker, H. M., Mallik, U., Chen, C., Cochran, J., Prell, S., Ahmed, H., Gritsan, A. V., Arnaud, N., Davier, M., Derkach, D., Grosdidier, G., Le Diberder, F., Lutz, A. M., Malaescu, B., Roudeau, P., Stocchi, A., Wormser, G., Lange, D. J., Wright, D. M., Coleman, J. P., Fry, J. R., Gabathuler, E., Hutchcroft, D. E., Payne, D. J., Touramanis, C., Bevan, A. J., Di Lodovico, F., Sacco, R., Cowan, G., Brown, D. N., Davis, C. L., Denig, A. G., Fritsch, M., Gradl, W., Griessinger, K., Hafner, A., Schubert, K. R., Barlow, R. J., Lafferty, G. D., Cenci, R., Hamilton, B., Jawahery, A., Roberts, D. A., Cowan, R., Cheaib, R., Patel, P. M., Robertson, S. H., Dey, B., Neri, N., Palombo, F., Cremaldi, L., Godang, R., Summers, D. J., Simard, M., Taras, P., De Nardo, G., Onorato, G., Sciacca, C., Raven, G., Jessop, C. P., LoSecco, J. M., Honscheid, K., Kass, R., Margoni, M., Morandin, M., Posocco, M., Rotondo, M., Simi, G., Simonetto, F., Stroili, R., Akar, S., Ben-Haim, E., Bomben, M., Bonneaud, G. R., Briand, H., Calderini, G., Chauveau, J., Leruste, Ph., Marchiori, G., Ocariz, J., Biasini, M., Manoni, E., Rossi, A., Angelini, C., Batignani, G., Bettarini, S., Carpinelli, M., Casarosa, G., Chrzaszcz, M., Forti, F., Giorgi, M. A., Lusiani, A., Oberhof, B., Paoloni, E., Rama, M., Rizzo, G., Walsh, J. J., Lopes Pegna, D., Olsen, J., Smith, A. J. S., Anulli, F., Faccini, R., Ferrarotto, F., Ferroni, F., Gaspero, M., Pilloni, A., Piredda, G., Bünger, C., Dittrich, S., Grünberg, O., Hess, M., Leddig, T., Voß, C., Waldi, R., Adye, T., Olaiya, E. O., Wilson, F. F., Emery, S., Vasseur, G., Aston, D., Bard, D. J., Cartaro, C., Convery, M. R., Dorfan, J., Dubois-Felsmann, G. P., Dunwoodie, W., Ebert, M., Field, R. C., Fulsom, B. G., Graham, M. T., Hast, C., Innes, W. R., Kim, P., Leith, D. W. G. S., Luitz, S., Luth, V., MacFarlane, D. B., Muller, D. R., Neal, H., Pulliam, T., Ratcliff, B. N., Roodman, A., Schindler, R. H., Snyder, A., Su, D., Sullivan, M. K., Va’vra, J., Wisniewski, W. J., Wulsin, H. W., Purohit, M. V., Wilson, J. R., Randle-Conde, A., Sekula, S. J., Bellis, M., Burchat, P. R., Puccio, E. M. T., Alam, M. S., Ernst, J. A., Gorodeisky, R., Guttman, N., Peimer, D. R., Soffer, A., Spanier, S. M., Ritchie, J. L., Schwitters, R. F., Izen, J. M., Lou, X. C., Bianchi, F., De Mori, F., Filippi, A., Gamba, D., Lanceri, L., Vitale, L., Martinez-Vidal, F., Oyanguren, A., Albert, J., Banerjee, Sw., Beaulieu, A., Bernlochner, F. U., Choi, H. H. F., King, G. J., Kowalewski, R., Lewczuk, M. J., Lueck, T., Nugent, I. M., Roney, J. M., Sobie, R. J., Tasneem, N., Gershon, T. J., Harrison, P. F., Latham, T. E., Band, H. R., Dasu, S., Pan, Y., Prepost, R., and Wu, S. L. Observation of B¯→D(*)π+π-ℓ-ν¯ Decays in e+e- Collisions at the Υ(4S) Resonance. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.041801.
Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Stugu, B., Brown, D. N., Kerth, L. T., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lee, M. J., Lynch, G., Koch, H., Schroeder, T., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Khan, A., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Golubev, V. B., Kravchenko, E. A., Onuchin, A. P., Serednyakov, S. I., Skovpen, Yu. I., Solodov, E. P., Todyshev, K. Yu., Lankford, A. J., Gary, J. W., Long, O., Franco Sevilla, M., Hong, T. M., Kovalskyi, D., Richman, J. D., West, C. A., Eisner, A. M., Lockman, W. S., Panduro Vazquez, W., Schumm, B. A., Seiden, A., Chao, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Echenard, B., Flood, K. T., Hitlin, D. G., Kim, J., Miyashita, T. S., Ongmongkolkul, P., Porter, F. C., Röhrken, M., Andreassen, R., Huard, Z., Meadows, B. T., Pushpawela, B. G., Sokoloff, M. D., Sun, L., Ford, W. T., Smith, J. G., Wagner, S. R., Ayad, R., Toki, W. H., Spaan, B., Bernard, D., Verderi, M., Playfer, S., Bettoni, D., Bozzi, C., Calabrese, R., Cibinetto, G., Fioravanti, E., Garzia, I., Luppi, E., Santoro, V., Calcaterra, A., de Sangro, R., Finocchiaro, G., Martellotti, S., Patteri, P., Peruzzi, I. M., Piccolo, M., Zallo, A., Contri, R., Monge, M. R., Passaggio, S., Patrignani, C., Bhuyan, B., Prasad, V., Adametz, A., Uwer, U., Lacker, H. M., Mallik, U., Chen, C., Cochran, J., Prell, S., Ahmed, H., Gritsan, A. V., Arnaud, N., Davier, M., Derkach, D., Grosdidier, G., Le Diberder, F., Lutz, A. M., Malaescu, B., Roudeau, P., Stocchi, A., Wormser, G., Lange, D. J., Wright, D. M., Coleman, J. P., Fry, J. R., Gabathuler, E., Hutchcroft, D. E., Payne, D. J., Touramanis, C., Bevan, A. J., Di Lodovico, F., Sacco, R., Cowan, G., Brown, D. N., Davis, C. L., Denig, A. G., Fritsch, M., Gradl, W., Griessinger, K., Hafner, A., Schubert, K. R., Barlow, R. J., Lafferty, G. D., Cenci, R., Hamilton, B., Jawahery, A., Roberts, D. A., Cowan, R., Cheaib, R., Patel, P. M., Robertson, S. H., Dey, B., Neri, N., Palombo, F., Cremaldi, L., Godang, R., Summers, D. J., Simard, M., Taras, P., De Nardo, G., Onorato, G., Sciacca, C., Raven, G., Jessop, C. P., LoSecco, J. M., Honscheid, K., Kass, R., Margoni, M., Morandin, M., Posocco, M., Rotondo, M., Simi, G., Simonetto, F., Stroili, R., Akar, S., Ben-Haim, E., Bomben, M., Bonneaud, G. R., Briand, H., Calderini, G., Chauveau, J., Leruste, Ph., Marchiori, G., Ocariz, J., Biasini, M., Manoni, E., Rossi, A., Angelini, C., Batignani, G., Bettarini, S., Carpinelli, M., Casarosa, G., Chrzaszcz, M., Forti, F., Giorgi, M. A., Lusiani, A., Oberhof, B., Paoloni, E., Rama, M., Rizzo, G., Walsh, J. J., Lopes Pegna, D., Olsen, J., Smith, A. J. S., Anulli, F., Faccini, R., Ferrarotto, F., Ferroni, F., Gaspero, M., Pilloni, A., Piredda, G., Bünger, C., Dittrich, S., Grünberg, O., Hess, M., Leddig, T., Voß, C., Waldi, R., Adye, T., Olaiya, E. O., Wilson, F. F., Emery, S., Vasseur, G., Aston, D., Bard, D. J., Cartaro, C., Convery, M. R., Dorfan, J., Dubois-Felsmann, G. P., Dunwoodie, W., Ebert, M., Field, R. C., Fulsom, B. G., Graham, M. T., Hast, C., Innes, W. R., Kim, P., Leith, D. W. G. S., Luitz, S., Luth, V., MacFarlane, D. B., Muller, D. R., Neal, H., Pulliam, T., Ratcliff, B. N., Roodman, A., Schindler, R. H., Snyder, A., Su, D., Sullivan, M. K., Va’vra, J., Wisniewski, W. J., Wulsin, H. W., Purohit, M. V., Wilson, J. R., Randle-Conde, A., Sekula, S. J., Bellis, M., Burchat, P. R., Puccio, E. M. T., Alam, M. S., Ernst, J. A., Gorodeisky, R., Guttman, N., Peimer, D. R., Soffer, A., Spanier, S. M., Ritchie, J. L., Schwitters, R. F., Izen, J. M., Lou, X. C., Bianchi, F., De Mori, F., Filippi, A., Gamba, D., Lanceri, L., Vitale, L., Martinez-Vidal, F., Oyanguren, A., Albert, J., Banerjee, Sw., Beaulieu, A., Bernlochner, F. U., Choi, H. H. F., King, G. J., Kowalewski, R., Lewczuk, M. J., Lueck, T., Nugent, I. M., Roney, J. M., Sobie, R. J., Tasneem, N., Gershon, T. J., Harrison, P. F., Latham, T. E., Band, H. R., Dasu, S., Pan, Y., Prepost, R., & Wu, S. L. Observation of B¯→D(*)π+π-ℓ-ν¯ Decays in e+e- Collisions at the Υ(4S) Resonance. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.041801.
Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Stugu, B., Brown, D. N., Kerth, L. T., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lee, M. J., Lynch, G., Koch, H., Schroeder, T., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Khan, A., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Golubev, V. B., Kravchenko, E. A., Onuchin, A. P., Serednyakov, S. I., Skovpen, Yu. I., Solodov, E. P., Todyshev, K. Yu., Lankford, A. J., Gary, J. W., Long, O., Franco Sevilla, M., Hong, T. M., Kovalskyi, D., Richman, J. D., West, C. A., Eisner, A. M., Lockman, W. S., Panduro Vazquez, W., Schumm, B. A., Seiden, A., Chao, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Echenard, B., Flood, K. T., Hitlin, D. G., Kim, J., Miyashita, T. S., Ongmongkolkul, P., Porter, F. C., Röhrken, M., Andreassen, R., Huard, Z., Meadows, B. T., Pushpawela, B. G., Sokoloff, M. D., Sun, L., Ford, W. T., Smith, J. G., Wagner, S. R., Ayad, R., Toki, W. H., Spaan, B., Bernard, D., Verderi, M., Playfer, S., Bettoni, D., Bozzi, C., Calabrese, R., Cibinetto, G., Fioravanti, E., Garzia, I., Luppi, E., Santoro, V., Calcaterra, A., de Sangro, R., Finocchiaro, G., Martellotti, S., Patteri, P., Peruzzi, I. M., Piccolo, M., Zallo, A., Contri, R., Monge, M. R., Passaggio, S., Patrignani, C., Bhuyan, B., Prasad, V., Adametz, A., Uwer, U., Lacker, H. M., Mallik, U., Chen, C., Cochran, J., Prell, S., Ahmed, H., Gritsan, A. V., Arnaud, N., Davier, M., Derkach, D., Grosdidier, G., Le Diberder, F., Lutz, A. M., Malaescu, B., Roudeau, P., Stocchi, A., Wormser, G., Lange, D. J., Wright, D. M., Coleman, J. P., Fry, J. R., Gabathuler, E., Hutchcroft, D. E., Payne, D. J., Touramanis, C., Bevan, A. J., Di Lodovico, F., Sacco, R., Cowan, G., Brown, D. N., Davis, C. L., Denig, A. G., Fritsch, M., Gradl, W., Griessinger, K., Hafner, A., Schubert, K. R., Barlow, R. J., Lafferty, G. D., Cenci, R., Hamilton, B., Jawahery, A., Roberts, D. A., Cowan, R., Cheaib, R., Patel, P. M., Robertson, S. H., Dey, B., Neri, N., Palombo, F., Cremaldi, L., Godang, R., Summers, D. J., Simard, M., Taras, P., De Nardo, G., Onorato, G., Sciacca, C., Raven, G., Jessop, C. P., LoSecco, J. M., Honscheid, K., Kass, R., Margoni, M., Morandin, M., Posocco, M., Rotondo, M., Simi, G., Simonetto, F., Stroili, R., Akar, S., Ben-Haim, E., Bomben, M., Bonneaud, G. R., Briand, H., Calderini, G., Chauveau, J., Leruste, Ph., Marchiori, G., Ocariz, J., Biasini, M., Manoni, E., Rossi, A., Angelini, C., Batignani, G., Bettarini, S., Carpinelli, M., Casarosa, G., Chrzaszcz, M., Forti, F., Giorgi, M. A., Lusiani, A., Oberhof, B., Paoloni, E., Rama, M., Rizzo, G., Walsh, J. J., Lopes Pegna, D., Olsen, J., Smith, A. J. S., Anulli, F., Faccini, R., Ferrarotto, F., Ferroni, F., Gaspero, M., Pilloni, A., Piredda, G., Bünger, C., Dittrich, S., Grünberg, O., Hess, M., Leddig, T., Voß, C., Waldi, R., Adye, T., Olaiya, E. O., Wilson, F. F., Emery, S., Vasseur, G., Aston, D., Bard, D. J., Cartaro, C., Convery, M. R., Dorfan, J., Dubois-Felsmann, G. P., Dunwoodie, W., Ebert, M., Field, R. C., Fulsom, B. G., Graham, M. T., Hast, C., Innes, W. R., Kim, P., Leith, D. W. G. S., Luitz, S., Luth, V., MacFarlane, D. B., Muller, D. R., Neal, H., Pulliam, T., Ratcliff, B. N., Roodman, A., Schindler, R. H., Snyder, A., Su, D., Sullivan, M. K., Va’vra, J., Wisniewski, W. J., Wulsin, H. W., Purohit, M. V., Wilson, J. R., Randle-Conde, A., Sekula, S. J., Bellis, M., Burchat, P. R., Puccio, E. M. T., Alam, M. S., Ernst, J. A., Gorodeisky, R., Guttman, N., Peimer, D. R., Soffer, A., Spanier, S. M., Ritchie, J. L., Schwitters, R. F., Izen, J. M., Lou, X. C., Bianchi, F., De Mori, F., Filippi, A., Gamba, D., Lanceri, L., Vitale, L., Martinez-Vidal, F., Oyanguren, A., Albert, J., Banerjee, Sw., Beaulieu, A., Bernlochner, F. U., Choi, H. H. F., King, G. J., Kowalewski, R., Lewczuk, M. J., Lueck, T., Nugent, I. M., Roney, J. M., Sobie, R. J., Tasneem, N., Gershon, T. J., Harrison, P. F., Latham, T. E., Band, H. R., Dasu, S., Pan, Y., Prepost, R., and Wu, S. L. Tue . "Observation of B¯→D(*)π+π-ℓ-ν¯ Decays in e+e- Collisions at the Υ(4S) Resonance". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.041801. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1393014.
@article{osti_1393014,
title = {Observation of B¯→D(*)π+π-ℓ-ν¯ Decays in e+e- Collisions at the Υ(4S) Resonance},
author = {Lees, J. P. and Poireau, V. and Tisserand, V. and Grauges, E. and Palano, A. and Eigen, G. and Stugu, B. and Brown, D. N. and Kerth, L. T. and Kolomensky, Yu. G. and Lee, M. J. and Lynch, G. and Koch, H. and Schroeder, T. and Hearty, C. and Mattison, T. S. and McKenna, J. A. and So, R. Y. and Khan, A. and Blinov, V. E. and Buzykaev, A. R. and Druzhinin, V. P. and Golubev, V. B. and Kravchenko, E. A. and Onuchin, A. P. and Serednyakov, S. I. and Skovpen, Yu. I. and Solodov, E. P. and Todyshev, K. Yu. and Lankford, A. J. and Gary, J. W. and Long, O. and Franco Sevilla, M. and Hong, T. M. and Kovalskyi, D. and Richman, J. D. and West, C. A. and Eisner, A. M. and Lockman, W. S. and Panduro Vazquez, W. and Schumm, B. A. and Seiden, A. and Chao, D. S. and Cheng, C. H. and Echenard, B. and Flood, K. T. and Hitlin, D. G. and Kim, J. and Miyashita, T. S. and Ongmongkolkul, P. and Porter, F. C. and Röhrken, M. and Andreassen, R. and Huard, Z. and Meadows, B. T. and Pushpawela, B. G. and Sokoloff, M. D. and Sun, L. and Ford, W. T. and Smith, J. G. and Wagner, S. R. and Ayad, R. and Toki, W. H. and Spaan, B. and Bernard, D. and Verderi, M. and Playfer, S. and Bettoni, D. and Bozzi, C. and Calabrese, R. and Cibinetto, G. and Fioravanti, E. and Garzia, I. and Luppi, E. and Santoro, V. and Calcaterra, A. and de Sangro, R. and Finocchiaro, G. and Martellotti, S. and Patteri, P. and Peruzzi, I. M. and Piccolo, M. and Zallo, A. and Contri, R. and Monge, M. R. and Passaggio, S. and Patrignani, C. and Bhuyan, B. and Prasad, V. and Adametz, A. and Uwer, U. and Lacker, H. M. and Mallik, U. and Chen, C. and Cochran, J. and Prell, S. and Ahmed, H. and Gritsan, A. V. and Arnaud, N. and Davier, M. and Derkach, D. and Grosdidier, G. and Le Diberder, F. and Lutz, A. M. and Malaescu, B. and Roudeau, P. and Stocchi, A. and Wormser, G. and Lange, D. J. and Wright, D. M. and Coleman, J. P. and Fry, J. R. and Gabathuler, E. and Hutchcroft, D. E. and Payne, D. J. and Touramanis, C. and Bevan, A. J. and Di Lodovico, F. and Sacco, R. and Cowan, G. and Brown, D. N. and Davis, C. L. and Denig, A. G. and Fritsch, M. and Gradl, W. and Griessinger, K. and Hafner, A. and Schubert, K. R. and Barlow, R. J. and Lafferty, G. D. and Cenci, R. and Hamilton, B. and Jawahery, A. and Roberts, D. A. and Cowan, R. and Cheaib, R. and Patel, P. M. and Robertson, S. H. and Dey, B. and Neri, N. and Palombo, F. and Cremaldi, L. and Godang, R. and Summers, D. J. and Simard, M. and Taras, P. and De Nardo, G. and Onorato, G. and Sciacca, C. and Raven, G. and Jessop, C. P. and LoSecco, J. M. and Honscheid, K. and Kass, R. and Margoni, M. and Morandin, M. and Posocco, M. and Rotondo, M. and Simi, G. and Simonetto, F. and Stroili, R. and Akar, S. and Ben-Haim, E. and Bomben, M. and Bonneaud, G. R. and Briand, H. and Calderini, G. and Chauveau, J. and Leruste, Ph. and Marchiori, G. and Ocariz, J. and Biasini, M. and Manoni, E. and Rossi, A. and Angelini, C. and Batignani, G. and Bettarini, S. and Carpinelli, M. and Casarosa, G. and Chrzaszcz, M. and Forti, F. and Giorgi, M. A. and Lusiani, A. and Oberhof, B. and Paoloni, E. and Rama, M. and Rizzo, G. and Walsh, J. J. and Lopes Pegna, D. and Olsen, J. and Smith, A. J. S. and Anulli, F. and Faccini, R. and Ferrarotto, F. and Ferroni, F. and Gaspero, M. and Pilloni, A. and Piredda, G. and Bünger, C. and Dittrich, S. and Grünberg, O. and Hess, M. and Leddig, T. and Voß, C. and Waldi, R. and Adye, T. and Olaiya, E. O. and Wilson, F. F. and Emery, S. and Vasseur, G. and Aston, D. and Bard, D. J. and Cartaro, C. and Convery, M. R. and Dorfan, J. and Dubois-Felsmann, G. P. and Dunwoodie, W. and Ebert, M. and Field, R. C. and Fulsom, B. G. and Graham, M. T. and Hast, C. and Innes, W. R. and Kim, P. and Leith, D. W. G. S. and Luitz, S. and Luth, V. and MacFarlane, D. B. and Muller, D. R. and Neal, H. and Pulliam, T. and Ratcliff, B. N. and Roodman, A. and Schindler, R. H. and Snyder, A. and Su, D. and Sullivan, M. K. and Va’vra, J. and Wisniewski, W. J. and Wulsin, H. W. and Purohit, M. V. and Wilson, J. R. and Randle-Conde, A. and Sekula, S. J. and Bellis, M. and Burchat, P. R. and Puccio, E. M. T. and Alam, M. S. and Ernst, J. A. and Gorodeisky, R. and Guttman, N. and Peimer, D. R. and Soffer, A. and Spanier, S. M. and Ritchie, J. L. and Schwitters, R. F. and Izen, J. M. and Lou, X. C. and Bianchi, F. and De Mori, F. and Filippi, A. and Gamba, D. and Lanceri, L. and Vitale, L. and Martinez-Vidal, F. and Oyanguren, A. and Albert, J. and Banerjee, Sw. and Beaulieu, A. and Bernlochner, F. U. and Choi, H. H. F. and King, G. J. and Kowalewski, R. and Lewczuk, M. J. and Lueck, T. and Nugent, I. M. and Roney, J. M. and Sobie, R. J. and Tasneem, N. and Gershon, T. J. and Harrison, P. F. and Latham, T. E. and Band, H. R. and Dasu, S. and Pan, Y. and Prepost, R. and Wu, S. L.},
abstractNote = {We report on measurements of the decays of $\bar{B}$ mesons into the semileptonic final states $\bar{B}$→D(*)π+π-l-$\bar{v}$, where D(*) represents a D or D* meson and l- is an electron or a muon. These measurements are based on 471×106 B$\bar{B}$ pairs recorded with the BABAR detector at the SLAC asymmetric B factory PEP-II. We determine the branching fraction ratios R$(*)\atop{π+π-}$ = B($\bar{B}$→D(*)π+π-l-$\bar{v}$)/B($\bar{B}$→D(*)l-$\bar{v}$) using events in which the second B meson is fully reconstructed. We find Rπ+π-=0.067 ± 0.010 ± 0.008 and R$*\atop{π+π-}$ = 0.019 ± 0.005 ± 0.004, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. Lastly, based on these results and assuming isospin invariance, we estimate that $\bar{B}$→D(*)ππl-$\bar{v}$ decays, where π denotes either a π± and π0 meson, account for up to half the difference between the measured inclusive semileptonic branching fraction to charm hadrons and the corresponding sum of previously measured exclusive branching fractions.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.041801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 4,
volume = 116,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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