Experimental limits on weak annihilation contributions to b→ulν decays

J. L. Rosner, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, H. Mahlke-KrügerT. O. Meyer, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, E. A. Phillips, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, R. Patel, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, C. Cawlfield, B. I. Eisenstein, I. Karliner, D. Kim, N. Lowrey, P. Naik, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, E. J. White, J. Wiss, M. R. Shepherd, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, D. T. Gong, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, B. W. Lang, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, A. Smith, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, J. Ernst, K. Arms, H. Severini, S. A. Dytman, W. Love, S. Mehrabyan, J. A. Mueller, V. Savinov, Z. Li, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, G. S. Huang, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, I. P.J. Shipsey, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, J. Napolitano, Q. He, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, S. Blusk, J. Butt, J. Li, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, S. Nisar, K. Randrianarivony, R. Redjimi, R. Sia, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang, S. E. Csorna, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, A. J. Weinstein, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, J. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins

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Abstract

We present the first experimental limits on high-q2 contributions to charmless semileptonic B decays of the form expected from the weak annihilation (WA) decay mechanism. Such contributions could bias determinations of |Vub| from inclusive measurements of B→Xulν. Using a wide range of models based on available theoretical input we set a limit of ΓWA/Γb→u<7.4% (90% confidence level) on the WA fraction, and assess the impact on previous inclusive determinations of |Vub|.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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    Rosner, J. L., Adam, N. E., Alexander, J. P., Berkelman, K., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., Ecklund, K. M., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., Gibbons, L., Gray, R., Gray, S. W., Hartill, D. L., Heltsley, B. K., Hertz, D., Jones, C. D., Kandaswamy, J., Kreinick, D. L., Kuznetsov, V. E., ... Watkins, M. E. (2006). Experimental limits on weak annihilation contributions to b→ulν decays. Physical Review Letters, 96(12), [121801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.121801