Inclusive B-meson decays into charm

D. Bortoletto, A. Chen, L. Garren, M. Goldberg, R. Holmes, N. Horwitz, A. Jawahery, P. Lubrano, G. C. Moneti, V. Sharma, S. E. Csorna, M. D. Mestayer, R. S. Panvini, G. B. Word, A. Bean, G. J. Bobbink, I. Brock, A. Engler, T. Ferguson, R. KraemerC. Rippich, R. Sutton, H. Vogel, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, E. Blucher, D. G. Cassel, T. Copie, R. Desalvo, J. W. Dewire, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, M. G D Gilchriese, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, A. M. Halling, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, S. Holzner, M. Ito, J. Kandaswamy, R. Kowalewski, D. L. Kreinick, Y. Kubota, N. B. Mistry, J. Mueller, R. Namjoshi, E. Nordberg, M. Ogg, D. Peterson, D. Perticone, M. Pisharody, K. Read, D. Riley, A. Silverman, Sheldon Stone, Xia Yi, A. J. Sadoff, P. Avery, D. Besson, T. Bowcock, R. T. Giles, J. Hassard, K. Kinoshita, F. M. Pipkin, Richard Wilson, J. Wolinski, D. Xiao, T. Gentile, P. Haas, M. Hempstead, T. Jensen, H. Kagan, R. Kass, S. Behrends, Jan M. Guida, Joan A. Guida, F. Morrow, R. Poling, C. Rosenfeld, E. H. Thorndike, P. Tipton, M. S. Alam, N. Katayama, I. J. Kim, C. R. Sun, V. Tanikella

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We have measured the B-meson decay fractions into D0, D+, and D*+ mesons to be 0.390.050.04,, and 0.220.04-0.04+0.07, respectively, if we use the D0K-+ and D+K-++ branching ratios determined by the Mark III Collaboration. These results suggest that B decay to noncharm final states is substantial. We also find that B decay to spin-1 D* mesons dominates over direct decay to spin-0 D mesons and that the ratio (D0+D*0)/(D++D*+) is consistent with unity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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Bortoletto, D., Chen, A., Garren, L., Goldberg, M., Holmes, R., Horwitz, N., Jawahery, A., Lubrano, P., Moneti, G. C., Sharma, V., Csorna, S. E., Mestayer, M. D., Panvini, R. S., Word, G. B., Bean, A., Bobbink, G. J., Brock, I., Engler, A., Ferguson, T., ... Tanikella, V. (1987). Inclusive B-meson decays into charm. Physical Review D, 35(1), 19-26.