A study of B0 → D*+-vandB0B0 mixing using partial D*+ reconstruction

H. Albrecht, H. Ehrlichmann, T. Hamacher, R. P. Hofmann, T. Kirchhoff, A. Nau, S. Nowak, H. Schröder, H. D. Schulz, M. Walter, R. Wurth, C. Hast, H. Kapitza, H. Kolanoski, A. Kosche, A. Lange, A. Lindner, R. Mankel, M. Schieber, T. SiegmundB. Spaan, H. Thurn, D. Töpfer, D. Wegener, P. Eckstein, R. Waldi, M. Paulini, K. Reim, H. Wegener, R. Eckmann, R. Mundt, T. Oest, R. Reiner, W. Schmidt-Parzefall, J. Stiewe, S. Werner, K. Ehret, W. Hofmann, A. Hüpper, S. Khan, K. T. Knöpfle, M. Seeger, J. Spengler, D. I. Britton, C. E.K. Charlesworth, K. W. Edwards, E. R.F. Hyatt, P. Krieger, D. B. MacFarlane, P. M. Patel, J. D. Prentice, P. R.B. Saull, K. Tzamariudaki, R. G. Van de Water, T. S. Yoon, D. Reßing, M. Schmidtler, M. Schnieder, K. R. Schubert, S. Weseler, G. Kernel, P. Križan, E. Križnič, T. Podobnik, T. Živko, V. Balagura, I. Belyaev, S. Chechelnitsky, M. Danilov, A. Droutskoy, Yu Gershtein, A. Golutvin, I. Korolko, G. Kostina, D. Litvintsev, V. Lubimov, P. Pakhlov, S. Semenov, A. Snizhko, I. Tichomirov, Yu Zaitsev

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Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, we have studied the decay B0 → D*+- v by exploiting a partial D*+ reconstruction technique. The branching ratio for this mode was thereby determined to be (4.5 ± 0.3 ± 0.4)%. Using the corresponding sample of tagged B0 mesons, we measured the B0B0 mixing parameter to be rd = 0.194 ± 0.062 ± 0.054, a result only weakly dependent upon the ratio of semileptonic widths for and production rates of B0 and B+ mesons. We have also determined the branching ratio Br (B0 → X ℓ-v to be (9.3 ± 1.1 ± 1.5)%. By comparing the results for full and partial D*+ reconstuction we found the absolute branching ratios for D0 → K-π+ and D0 → K- π+π+π- to be (4.5 ± 0.6 ± 0.4)% and (7.9 ± 1.5 ± 0.9)%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 31 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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