Evolution equation for the higher-twist B-meson distribution amplitude
Braun, V.M.; Offen, N. [Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Manashov, A.N. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Sankt-Petersburg State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Theoretical Physics
2015-07-15
We find that the evolution equation for the three-particle quark-gluon B-meson light-cone distribution amplitude (DA) of subleading twist is completely integrable in the large N{sub c} limit and can be solved exactly. The lowest anomalous dimension is separated from the remaining, continuous, spectrum by a finite gap. The corresponding eigenfunction coincides with the contribution of quark-gluon states to the two-particle DA φ{sub -}(ω) so that the evolution equation for the latter is the same as for the leading-twist DA φ{sub +}(ω) up to a constant shift in the anomalous dimension. Thus, ''genuine'' three-particle states that belong to the continuous spectrum effectively decouple from φ{sub -}(ω) to the leading-order accuracy. In turn, the scale dependence of the full three-particle DA turns out to be nontrivial so that the contribution with the lowest anomalous dimension does not become leading at any scale. The results are illustrated on a simple model that can be used in studies of 1/m{sub b} corrections to heavy-meson decays in the framework of QCD factorization or light-cone sum rules.
Descotes-Genon, S
2003-01-01
We study the radiative decay B -> gamma l nu_l in the framework of QCD factorization. We demonstrate explicitly that, in the heavy-quark limit and at one-loop order in perturbation theory, the amplitude does factorize, i.e. that it can be written as a convolution of a perturbatively calculable hard-scattering amplitude with the (non-perturbative) light-cone distribution amplitude of the B-meson. We evaluate the hard-scattering amplitude at one-loop order and verify that the large logarithms are those expected from a study of the b->u transition in the Soft-Collinear Effective Theory. Assuming that this is also the case at higher orders, we resum the large logarithms and perform an exploratory phenomenological analysis. The questions addressed in this study are also relevant for the applications of the QCD factorization formalism to two-body non-leptonic B-decays, in particular to the component of the amplitude arising from hard spectator interactions.
Lattice calculation of weak amplitudes of D and B mesons
A lattice calculation of the pseudoscalar decay constants and the [Δflavor) = 2] mixing matrix elements for D and B mesons is reported. Calculations are done (in the quenched approximation) with β= 6.1 on a 123 x 33 lattice; results from β= 5.7 on a 163 x 25 lattice contribute to our estimate of the systematic errors. An extrapolation to large meson mass is required in order to treat the B meson. We find f/sub b//sub d/ = 105 +- 17 +- 30 MeV, f/sub b//sub s/ = 155 +- 31 +- 48 MeV, f/sub c//sub d/ = 174 +- 26 +- 46 MeV, f/sub c//sub s/ = 234 +- 46 +- 55 MeV (with normalization such that f/sub π/ = 132 MeV). The ratios of these quantities have considerably smaller errors: f/sub b//sub d//f/sub cd/ = 0.60 +- 0.01 +- 0.03, f/sub b//sub s//f/sub cs/ = 0.66 +- 0.004 +- 0.09, f/sub b//sub s//f/sub bd/ = 1.47 +- 0.07 +- 0.30, and f/sub c//sub s//f/sub cd/ = 1.35 +- 0.07 +- 0.21. For the lattice B parameters we find B/sub L//sub L//sup latt/ = 1.01 +- 0.06 +- 0.18 and B/sub L//sub R//sup latt/ = 1.16 +- 0.01 +- 0.11 for the bd system, with quite similar values for the cu and bs systems. These B parameters are defined slightly differently than in the continuum and are effectively renormalization-group invariant
Two-body Charmed $B$ Meson Decays In Factorization Assisted Topological Amplitude Approach
Lu, Cai-Dian
2016-01-01
We analyze the two-body charmed $B$ meson decays $B_{u,d,s} \\to D^{(*)}P(V)$ in the factorization assisted topological amplitude approach, where $P(V)$ denoting a light pseudoscalar (vector) meson. Different from the conventional topological diagram approach, flavor $SU(3)$ symmetry breaking effects are taken into account. Therefore only four universal nonperturbative parameters are introduced to describe the contribution from non-factorization diagrams for all the decay channels. The number of free parameters and the $\\chi^2$ per degree of freedom are both significantly reduced comparing with the conventional topological diagram approach. With the 4 fitted parameters, we predict the branching fractions of 120 decay modes induced by both $b\\to c$ and $b\\to u$ transitions, which are well consistent with the measured data or to be tested on the future experiments. We also investigated the relative size of different topological diagrams, isospin violation, flavor $SU(3)$ symmetry breaking effects, compared with ...
Zhou, Si-Hong; Wei, Yan-Bing; Qin, Qin; Li, Ying; Yu, Fu-Sheng; Lu, Cai-Dian
2015-01-01
Within the factorization-assisted topological-amplitude approach, we study the two-body charmed $B$ meson decays $B_{u,d,s} \\to D^{(*)}M$, with $M$ denoting a light pseudoscalar (or vector) meson. The meson decay constants and transition form factors are factorized out from the hadronic matrix element of topological diagrams. Therefore the effect of SU(3) symmetry breaking is retained, which is different from the conventional topological diagram approach. The number of free nonperturbative pa...
According to the Standard Model of six quarks and six leptons, the charged-current decays of quarks can couple any of the up quarks, u, c, or t, to any of the down quarks, d, s, or b. Several of these couplings can be measured only in B-meson decays. It is important to measure them accurately in order to expand our knowledge of the model, to test its validity, and more importantly, to take us to a formulation of what is beyond. In the paper, the authors review the measurements that have been made on the weak decays of B mesons and discuss their implications for the matrix of quark couplings
Light Meson Distribution Amplitudes
Arthur, R; Brommel, D; Donnellan, M A; Flynn, J M; Juttner, A; de Lima, H Pedroso; Rae, T D; Sachrajda, C T; Samways, B
2010-01-01
We calculated the first two moments of the light-cone distribution amplitudes for the pseudoscalar mesons ($\\pi$ and $K$) and the longitudinally polarised vector mesons ($\\rho$, $K^*$ and $\\phi$) as part of the UKQCD and RBC collaborations' $N_f=2+1$ domain-wall fermion phenomenology programme. These quantities were obtained with a good precision and, in particular, the expected effects of $SU(3)$-flavour symmetry breaking were observed. Operators were renormalised non-perturbatively and extrapolations to the physical point were made, guided by leading order chiral perturbation theory. The main results presented are for two volumes, $16^3\\times 32$ and $24^3\\times 64$, with a common lattice spacing. Preliminary results for a lattice with a finer lattice spacing, $32^3\\times64$, are discussed and a first look is taken at the use of twisted boundary conditions to extract distribution amplitudes.
Performance and study of B meson spectra in pp and pPb collisions in CMS
Innocenti, Gian Michele
2014-01-01
B meson reconstruction is of great interest in the heavy ion collisions. Measurement of B meson pseudorapidity and transverse momentum spectra can provide useful inputs for the study flavor dependence of jet quenching in PbPb collisions and for the determination of the heavy flavor nuclear parton distribution functions in pPb collisions. The performance of excusive B meson reconstruction with the CMS detector is reported. The B mesons are fully reconstructed with J/$\\psi$ (via di-muon channel) and charged tracks. The background suppression techniques and analysis methods of B meson spectra are discussed in this poster.
Latham, Thomas Edward; /Bristol U.
2006-09-18
Results of an amplitude analysis of the B{sup +} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +} Dalitz plot are presented. The analysis uses a data sample with an integrated luminosity of 210.6 fb{sup -1}, recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B Factory. This sample corresponds to 231.8 million B{bar B} pairs. Branching fractions and 90% confidence level upper limits are calculated, averaged over charge conjugate states (B). For those modes that have significant branching fraction measurements CP violating charge asymmetry measurements are also presented (A{sub CP}). The results from the nominal fit are summarized.
Neutral B meson flavor tagging
Wilson, R J
2001-01-01
We present an investigation of the use of net charge and kaon identification to tag the flavor of neutral B mesons. The net charge of the neutral B meson decay products is zero if all charged particles are used and slightly non-zero if only undiscriminated hadronic final states are used. The net charge of the kaons alone correctly tags the identity of the neutral meson in at least a third of all decays. We have parametrized the particle identification capability of several techniques, such as dE/dx in time projection chambers, LEP/SLC ring-imaging chambers and an enhanced BaBar DIRC. Using these parametrisations we compare the relative tagging power of each technique to that of an ideal detector. (8 refs).
Kaons in flavor tagged B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, measurements of multiplicities of pseudoscalar kaons, of K*(892) and of φ(1020) in B meson decays have been performed through studies of angular and charge correlations between the above particles and high momentum leptons produced in semileptonic B decays. The method has made it possible to measure the multiplicities separately for B-mesons and anti-B-mesons. The excess of like charge lepton-kaon pairs over opposite charge pairs in semileptonic decays was used for estimating the ratio of charmed decays over all decays, and thus also the fraction of charmless decays. A search for an excess of fast neutral kaons from rare B decays was also made. All the results obtained support the assumption that almost all B mesons decay through b → c transitions into charmed hadrons. (66 refs.)
Since the discovery of the upsilon resonances in 1977 the physics of the fifth quark - beauty - has played a vital role in establishing and consolidating today's Standard Model of particle physics. In recent years, a wealth of data on B particle (containing the beauty quark) has emerged from the detectors ARGUS (at the DORIS ring, DESY, Hamburg) and CLEO (at the Cornell CESR ring) as well as from CERN's LEP electron-positron collider and the proton-antiproton colliders at CERN and Fermilab. But the most challenging goal of this physics is to explore the mystery of CP violation, so far only seen in neutral kaon decays. This subtle mechanism - a disregard for the combined symmetry of particle antiparticle switching and left-right reflection - possibly moulded the evolution of the Universe after the Big Bang, providing a world dominated by matter, rather than one where matter and antimatter play comparable roles. To fully explore CP violation in the laboratory needs a dedicated machine - a particle 'factory' - to mass produce B mesons. Only when this full picture of CP violation has been revealed will physicists finally be able to solve its mysteries. As well as major proposals in the US and Japan, several ideas have been launched in Europe. Over the years, many working groups have accumulated an impressive amount of data and knowledge on the physics as well as on the machine and detectors. The spearheads of experimental B physics are the ARGUS and CLEO collaborations. Highlights include the determination of the parameters of the (Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa, CKM) quark mixing matrix, testing the consistency of the Standard Model with six quarks and three leptons, and giving the first indirect hint that the as yet unseen sixth ('top') quark is very heavy, together with initial indications of how it should decay. Valuable complementary information has come from proton-antiproton collider data and particularly from the LEP experiments at the
Multiparticle production in the decays of the B-meson
Dobrovolskaya, A.V.; Kaidalov, A.B.; Ter-Martirosyan, K.A.; Zoller, V.R. (Institut Teoreticheskoj i Ehksperimental' noj Fiziki, Moscow (USSR))
1989-10-12
In the framework of the 1/N{sub f} expansion and the quark-gluon strings model partial widths of nonleptonic and semileptonic multiparticle channels of B-meson decays are calculated for both b->c and b->u transitions. The distribution on the number of charged mesons for a given number n{sub 0} of neutral pions is presented. (orig.).
B mesons phenomenology and lattice QCD
We have studied some phenomenological aspects of the B meson physics by using lattice QCD, which is a non perturbative method (based on the first principles of Quantum Field Theory) of computing Green functions of the theory. Pionic couplings g1 and g2, parameterizing the effective chiral Lagrangian which describes interactions between heavy-light mesons and soft pions, have been computed beyond the quenched approximation (at Nf = 2). We have renormalized the operator q-barγμγ5q non perturbatively by using chiral Ward identities. We obtain g1 = 0.4/0.6 and g2 = -0.1/-0.3. We have estimated from an un-quenched simulation (at Nf = 2) the strange quark mass: the non perturbative renormalisation scheme RI-MOM has been applied. After the matching in the MS scheme the result is ms(2 GeV) = 101 ± 8(-0,+25) MeV. We have proposed a method to calculate on the lattice the Heavy Quark Effective Theory form factors of the semileptonic transitions B → D** at zero recoil. The renormalisation constant of the operator h-barγiγ5Djh has been computed at one-loop order of the perturbation theory. We obtain τ1/2(1) = 0.3/0.5 and τ3/2(1) 0.5/0.7. Eventually the bag parameter BBs associated the Bs - Bs-bar mixing amplitude in the Standard Model has been estimated in the quenched approximation by using for the strange quark an action which verifies the chiral symmetry at finite lattice spacing a. Thus systematic errors are significantly reduced in the renormalisation procedure because the spurious mixing of the four-fermion operator h-barγμLqh-barγμLq with four-fermion operators of different chirality is absent. The result is BBs = 0.92(3). (author)
Search for radiative B meson decays
The Crystal Ball detector at the ε+ε- storage ring DORIS-II has been used to search for radiative B meson decays, especially of the type b→sγ. No mono-energetic γ-lines have been found in the inclusive photon spectrum from Υ(4S) decays, and upper limits are obtained for radiative decays of B mesons to various strange mesons and to the D*. Integrating the photon spectrum over the corresponding energy range, we find BR(B→γX)-3 at 90% confidence level for the mass range 892 MeV≤MX≤2045 MeV. (orig.)
CP violation in B meson decays
Noguchi, S.; Belle Group
2003-06-01
CP violation in neutral B meson decays has been observed confirming the prediction of the Kobayashi-Maskawa model where introduction of six quaks naturally induces CP violation in the weak interaction. The measurements of CP asymmetryc in B meson decays were made at the newly constructed Asymmetric B factories, which consist of high luminosity, ebergy-asymmetric e+e- colliders (KEKB and PEP-II) and detectors (Belle and BaBar). The results are in good agreement and are consistent with other experimental results within the framework of the Standard Model.
Modelling light-cone distribution amplitudes from non-relativistic bound states
We calculate light-cone distribution amplitudes for non-relativistic bound states, including radiative corrections from relativistic gluon exchange to first order in the strong coupling constant. We distinguish between bound states of quarks with equal (or similar) mass, m1 ∼ m2, and between bound states where the quark masses are hierarchical, m1 >> m2. For both cases we calculate the distribution amplitudes at the non-relativistic scale and discuss the renormalization-group evolution for the leading-twist and 2-particle distributions. Our results apply to hard exclusive reactions with non-relativistic bound states in the QCD factorization approach like, for instance, Bc → ηclν or e+e- → J/ψηc. They also serve as a toy model for light-cone distribution amplitudes of light mesons or heavy B and D mesons, for which certain model-independent properties can be derived. In particular, we calculate the anomalous dimension for the B meson distribution amplitude φB-(ω) in the Wandzura-Wilczek approximation and derive the according solution of the evolution equation at leading logarithmic accuracy
Observation of large CP violation in the B-meson system
We report a measurement of the CP violation parameter sin 2phi1 based on a 29.1 fb-1 data sample recorded at the γ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric e+e- collider. One neutral B meson is fully reconstructed as a J/ψKS, ψ(2S)KS, χKc1, ηcKS, J/ψKL or J/ψK*0 decay and the flavor of the accompanying B meson is identified from its decay products. From the asymmetry in the distribution of the time intervals between the two B meson decay points, we determine sin 2phi1 = 0.99 ± 0.14(stat) ± 0.06(sys) and conclude that CP symmetry is violated in the neutral B meson system
Summary of the 2015 LHCb workshop on multi-body decays of D and B mesons
Amato, Sandra; Baesso, Clarissa; Haim, Eli Ben; Bigi, Ikaros; Boito, Diogo; Brodzicka, Jolanta; Reis, Alberto Correa dos; Craik, Daniel Charles; Torres, Melissa Maria Cruz; Dalseno, Jeremy; Hickman, Ignacio de Bediaga; Vieira, Daniel Evangelho; Rodrigues, Fernando Luiz Ferreira; Gershon, Timothy; Göbel, Carla; Greenwald, Daniel; Harnew, Samuel Thomas; Henry, Louis; Hicheur, Adlene; Latham, Thomas Edward; Loiseau, Benoit; London, David; Lopes, Helder; Magalhães, Patricia; de Miranda, Jussara Marques; Tostes, Danielle Martins; Rodrigues, Andre Massafferri; Mathad, Abhijit; Meadows, Brian; Carreno, Diego Milanes; Rodriguez, Josue Danilo Molina; Moraes, Danielle; Nasteva, Irina; Nielsen, Marina; Nogueira, Jorge; O'Hanlon, Daniel Patrick; Oset, Eulogio; Rodrigues, Bruno Osorio; Goicochea, Juan Martin Otalora; Paul, Stephan; Polycarpo, Erica; Prouvé, Claire; Quagliani, Renato; Rademacker, Jonas; Robilotta, Manoel; Rodriguez, Jairo Alexis; Coutinho, Rafael Silva; Skwarnicki, Tomasz; Sun, Liang; Szczepaniak, Adam; Aoude, Rafael Tourinho; Wallace, Charlotte; Whitehead, Mark
2016-01-01
This document contains a summary of the LHCb workshop on multi-body decays of D and B mesons, held at CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, in July 2015. The workshop was focused on issues related to amplitude analysis of three- and four-body hadronic decays. In addition to selected LHCb results, contributions from guest theorists are included.
LHCb: LHCb results on $B$ meson mixing
Eitschberger, U
2013-01-01
On the poster three LHCb results on B meson mixing using a datasample of 1 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\\sqrt{s} =$ 7 TeV are presented. The B meson oscillation frequencies are measured as $\\Delta m_d = 0.5156 \\pm 0.0051 (\\text{stat}) \\pm 0.0033 (\\text{syst}) \\text{ps}^{-1}$ and $\\Delta m_s = 17.768 \\pm 0.023 (\\text{stat}) \\pm 0.006 (\\text{syst}) \\text{ps}^{-1}$. The CP violation observables in the decay channel $B^0 \\rightarrow J/\\psi K^0_S$ are determined as $S_{J/\\psi K^0_S} = 0.73 \\pm 0.07 (\\text{stat})\\pm 0.04 (\\text{syst})$ and $C_{J/\\psi K^0_S} = 0.03 \\pm 0.09 (\\text{stat})\\pm 0.01 (\\text{syst})$.
B meson physics and related new physics
We have surveyed the some models focusing on the mixings, the CP violation and the rare decay in the B meson system. The ARGUS data of the Bd0-B-bard0 mixing gives us some constraints as to parameters of these models. Especially, we have investigated the composite scale in detail using the ARGUS data of the Bd0-B-bard0 mixing and obtained some interesting results. (author)
Oscillations of neutral B mesons systems
Boucrot, J.
1999-01-01
The oscillation phenomenon in the neutral B mesons systems is now well established. The motivations and principles of the measurements are given; then the most recent results from the LEP experiments, the CDF collaboration at Fermilab and the SLD collaboration at SLAC are reviewed. The present world average of the $\\bd$ meson oscillation frequency is $\\dmd = 0.471 \\pm 0.016 \\ps$ and the lower limit on the $\\bs$ oscillation frequency is $\\dms > 12.4 \\ps at 95% CL$.
`Internal` B-meson decays. DIS and HQET approach
Ter-Martirosyan, K.A. [Gosudarstvennyj Komitet po Ispol`zovaniyu Atomnoj Ehnergii SSSR, Moscow (Russian Federation). Inst. Teoreticheskoj i Ehksperimental`noj Fiziki
1994-12-31
Inclusive B-meson decays, in particular of `internal` types (into heavy mesons and baryon pairs),are considered using Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) and Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) type approaches. Quite large 12% contribution of these nonleptonic decays (7% only of baryon pairs resulting from diquark production) has been found. This leads to a considerable reduction of the semileptonic decay ratio down to its experimental value, 9%. It explains simultaneously experimental data on the large fraction 7% of B-decays into baryon-antibaryon pairs. The general picture of distributions of b decays branchings of all main types types is presented. (author). 16 refs., 11 figs.
Study of B Meson Decays to ppbarh Final States
Hryn' ova, Tetiana B.; /SLAC
2006-03-22
B mesons are unique among well-established non-quarkonium mesons in their ability to decay into baryons. Baryonic B decays offer a wide range of interesting areas of study: they can be used to test our theoretical understanding of rare decay processes involving baryons, search for direct CP violation and study low-energy QCD. This thesis presents measurements of branching fractions and a study of the decay dynamics of the charmless three-body decays of B meson into p{bar p}h final states, where h = {pi}{sup +}, K{sup +}, K{sub S}{sup 0}, K*{sup 0} or K*{sup +}. With a sample of 232 million {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} events collected with the BaBar detector, we report the first observation of the B {yields} p{bar p}K*{sup 0} decay, and provide improved measurements of branching fractions of the other modes. The distribution of the three final-state particles is of particular interest since it provides dynamical information on the possible presence of exotic intermediate states such as the hypothetical pentaquark states {Theta}*{sup ++} and {Theta}{sup +}in the m{sub pK{sup +}} and m{sub pK{sub S}{sup 0}} spectra, respectively, or glueball states (such as the tensor glueball f{sub J}(2220)) in the m{sub p{bar p}} spectrum. No evidence for exotic states is found and upper limits on the branching fractions are set. An enhancement at low p{bar p} mass is observed in all the B {yields} p{bar p}h modes, and its shape is compared between the decay modes and with the shape of the time-like proton form factor. A Dalitz plot asymmetry in B {yields} p{bar p}K{sup +} mode suggests dominance of the penguin amplitude in this decay and disfavors the possibility that the low mass p{bar p} enhancement originates from the presence of a resonance below threshold (such as the recently seen baryonium candidate at 1835 MeV/c{sup 2}). We also identify decays of the type B {yields} X{sub c{bar c}}h {yields} p{bar p}h, where h = K{sup +}, K{sub S}{sup 0}, K*{sup 0} or K*{sup +}, and X
Rescattering Contributions to rare B-Meson Decays
Gronau, Michael; Rosner, Jonathan L
2012-01-01
Several $B$ and $B_s$ decays have been observed which have been cited as evidence for exchange ($E$), penguin annihilation ($PA$) and annihilation ($A$) processes, such as $\\bar b d \\to \\bar u u$, $\\bar b s \\to \\bar u u$ and $\\bar b u \\to W^* \\to \\bar c s$, respectively. These amplitudes are normally thought to be suppressed, as they involve the spectator quark in the weak interaction and thus should be proportional to the $B$-meson decay constant $f_B$. However, as pointed out a number of years ago, they can also be generated by rescattering from processes whose amplitudes do not involve $f_B$, such as color-favored tree amplitudes. In this paper we investigate a number of processes such as $B^0 \\to K^+ K^-$, $B_s \\to \\pi^+ \\pi^-$, and $B^+ \\to D_s^+ \\phi$, and identify promising states from which they can be generated by rescattering. We find that $E$ and $PA$-type processes are characterized respectively by amplitudes ranging from 5% to 10% and from 15% to 20% with respect to the largest amplitude from whi...
Inclusive spectra of hadrons in B-meson decays
The inclusive spectra of hadrons (mainly pions) produced in the semileptonic and nonleptonic decays of B-mesons are calculated. Parameters of spectra for different types of hard qq-bar-strings, appearing in the B-meson decays, are determined using the data on e+e-annihilation. Numerical results for B-meson decay induced by both b→b and b→u transitions are presented. 10 refs.; 5 figs
Direct CP Violation in Charmless Hadronic B-Meson Decays at the PEP-II Asymmetric B-Meson Factory
Telnov, Alexandre Valerievich; /UC, Berkeley
2005-05-06
The study of the quark transition b {yields} s{bar s}s, which is a pure loop-level (''penguin'') process leading to several B-meson-decay final states, most notably {phi}K, is arguably the hottest topic in B-meson physics today. The reason is the sensitivity of the amplitudes and the CP-violating asymmetries in such processes to physics beyond the Standard Model. By performing these measurements, we improve our understanding of the phenomenon of combined-parity (CP) violation, which is believed to be responsible for the dominance of matter over antimatter in our Universe. Here, we present measurements of branching fractions and charge asymmetries in the decays B{sup +} {yields} {phi}K{sup +} and B{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sup 0} in a sample of approximately 89 million B{bar B} pairs collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B-meson Factory at SLAC. We determine {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {phi}K{sup +}) = (10.0{sub -0.8}{sup +0.9} {+-} 0.5) x 10{sup -6} and {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sup 0}) = (8.4{sub -1.3}{sup +1.5} {+-} 0.5) x 10{sup -6}, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. Additionally, we measure the CP-violating charge asymmetry {Alpha}{sub CP}(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}}) = 0.04 {+-} 0.09 {+-} 0.01, with a 90% confidence-level interval of [-0.10, 0.18], and set an upper limit on the CKM- and color-suppressed decay B{sup +} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup +}, {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup +}) < 0.41 x 10{sup -6} (at the 90% confidence level). Our results are consistent with the Standard Model, which predicts {Alpha}{sub CP}(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}}) {approx}< 1% and {Beta}(B {yields} {phi}{tau}) << 10{sup -7}. Since many models of physics beyond the Standard Model introduce additional loop diagrams with new heavy particles and new CP-violating phases that would contribute to these decays, potentially making {Alpha}{sub CP} (B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi
Observation of charmless B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, we have observed charmless decays of B mesons into the final states panti pπ± and panti pπ+π-. The significance of the signal corresponds to more than five standard deviations. The branching ratios are (5.2±1.4±1.9)x10-4 for the three-body and (6.0±2.0±2.2)x10-4 for the four-body final state. These decays cannot proceed via the dominant b→c transitions, and we show that they are not the result of penguin-type processes. Thus, the observed decays must represent b→u quark transitions. Consequently, the Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element Vub is non-zero. (orig.)
Study of inclusive semileptonic B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS-II, we have measured the inclusive semileptonic decays of B-mesons into electrons and muons. The data originate from 220.5 events/pb on the Υ(4S) resonance. We find BR(B→e+veX)=(10.3±0.6±0.2)% and BR(B→μ+vμX)=(10.0±0.6±0.2)% using the model of Altarelli et al. for extrapolating over all lepton momenta, and BR(B→e+vceX)=(9.9±0.6)%, BR(B→μ+vμX)=(9.7±0.6)% using the model of Grinstein et al. For semileptonic decays into baryons, we obtain an upper limit of BR(B→anti pe+vX)<0.16%(90%CL). (orig.)
Second moment of the pion's distribution amplitude
We present preliminary results from the QCDSF/UKQCD collaborations for the second moment of the pion's distribution amplitude with two flavours of dynamical fermions. We use nonperturbatively determined renormalisation coefficients to convert our results to the MS scheme at 5 GeV2. Employing a linear chiral extrapolation from our large pion masses > 550 MeV, we find left angle ξ2 right angle = 0.281(28), leading to a value of α2 = 0.236(82) for the second Gegenbauer moment. (orig.)
Second moment of the pion's distribution amplitude
We present preliminary results from the QCDSF/UKQCD collaborations for the second moment of the pion's distribution amplitude with two flavours of dynamical fermions. We use nonperturbatively determined renormalisation coefficients to convert our results to the MS-bar scheme at 5GeV2. Employing a linear chiral extrapolation from our large pion masses >550MeV, we find 2>=0.281(28), leading to a value of a2=0.236(82) for the second Gegenbauer moment
Transition Distribution Amplitudes for gamma* gamma collisions
Lansberg, J P; Szymanowski, L
2008-01-01
We study the exclusive production of pi-pi and rho-pi in hard gamma* gamma scattering in the forward kinematical region where the virtuality of one photon provides us with a hard scale in the process. The newly introduced concept of Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDA) is used to perform a QCD calculation of these reactions thanks to two simple models for TDAs. The sizable cross sections for rho-pi and pi-pi production may be tested at intense electron-positron colliders such as CLEO and B factories (Belle and BaBar).
Pion distribution amplitude within the instanton model
The leading-twist pion distribution amplitude is obtained at a low normalization scale of an order of the inverse average size of an instanton ρc. The pion dynamics, consistent with gauge invariance and low energy theorems, is considered within the instanton vacuum model. The results are QCD evolved to higher momentum-transfer values, and are in agreement with recent data from CLEO on pion transition form factor. We also show that previous calculations violate the axial Ward-Takahashi identity
Rapidity resummation for $B$-meson wave functions
Shen, Yue-Long
2014-01-01
Transverse-momentum dependent (TMD) hadronic wave functions develop light-cone divergences under QCD corrections, which are commonly regularized by the rapidity $\\zeta$ of gauge vector defining the non-light-like Wilson lines. The yielding rapidity logarithms from infrared enhancement need to be resummed for both hadronic wave functions and short-distance functions, to achieve scheme-independent calculations of physical quantities. We briefly review the recent progress on the rapidity resummation for $B$-meson wave functions which are the key ingredients of TMD factorization formulae for radiative-leptonic, semi-leptonic and non-leptonic $B$-meson decays. The crucial observation is that rapidity resummation induces a strong suppression of $B$-meson wave functions at small light-quark momentum, strengthening the applicability of TMD factorization in exclusive $B$-meson decays. The phenomenological consequence of rapidity-resummation improved $B$-meson wave functions is further discussed in the context of $B \\t...
B-meson wave function with contributions from three-particle Fock states
The B-meson light-cone wave functions, Ψ±(ω,z2), are investigated up to the next-to-leading order in Fock state expansion in the heavy-quark limit. In order to know the transverse momentum dependence of the B-meson wave functions with 3-particle Fock states' contributions, we make use of the relations between 2- and 3- particle wave functions derived from the QCD equations of motion and the heavy-quark symmetry, especially two constraints derived from the gauge field equation of motion are employed. Our results show that the use of gluon equation of motion can give a constraint on the transverse momentum dependence χ(ω,kperpendicular) of the B-meson wave functions, whose distribution tends to be a hyperbolalike curve under the condition 01WW(ω,kperpendicular) is merely a delta function. Based on the derived results, we propose a simple model for the B-meson wave functions with 3-particle Fock states' contributions
Exclusive hadronic decays of B mesons
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, we have measured B decays into exclusive final states containing a D or D* meson plus several pions, or containing a J/ψ or ψ' meson plus a strange particle. Some of these channels have not been seen before, while others represent updated measurements of previous results. The branching ratios are compared with the predictions of the model of Bauer, Stech and Wirbel. Using the cleanest decay channels, the mass of the charged and neutral B meson are found to be msub(B-)=(5280.5±1.0±2.0) MeV/c2 and msub(B0)=(5279.6±0.7±2.0) MeV/c2 respectively, yielding a mass difference msub(B0)-msub(B-)=(-0.9±1.2±0.5) MeV/c2. (orig.)
This article is dedicated to the memory of Andrei D. Sakharov, a great scientist and human rights activist. Sakharov was blessed with the rare gift of prophetic prediction in matters concerning both science and society. His paper in 1967 on the baryon asymmetry of the universe relating it to the baryon instability, CP-violation, and thermodynamic non-equilibrium, was a very long shot. In view of subsequent theoretical developments in grand unified theories of elementary particle physics and cosmology, where the Sakharov conditions can be accommodated, this paper represents indeed a very fine example of scientific genius and prophecy. His political judgement, exemplified by his visionary essay Progress, Coexistence, and Intellectual Freedom, written in 1968, was equally stunning. Among other topics Sakharov was also very much interested in physics of the heavy quarks. In this paper we review theoretical predictions about an interesting aspect of heavy quark physics, namely rare phenomena in the decays of B-meson involving flavor changing neutral current (FCNC) processes
Inclusive radiative B meson decays at Belle
Improved measurement of inclusive radiative B meson decays We report a fully inclusive measurement of the flavor changing neutral current decay B → Xs γ in the energy range 1.7 GeV ≤ Ecms γ ≤ 2.8 GeV, covering 97 % of the total spectrum, where c.m.s. is the center of mass system. Using 605 fb-1 of data we obtain measurements of the partial branching fraction and first and second moments of the photon energy spectrum for lower energy thresholds including and above 1.7 GeV. Improved Measurement of the Electroweak Penguin Process B → Xsl+l-. We present a measurement of the branching fraction for the electroweak penguin process B → Xsl+l-, where l is an electron or a muon and Xs is a hadronic system containing an s-quark. The Xs hadronic system is reconstructed with one K± or K0s and up to four pions, where at most one pion can be neutral. The measurement is based on a data sample four times larger than used in the previous analysis, accumulated at the Υ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- asymmetric-energy collider. (author)
Rare B Meson Decays With Omega Mesons
Zhang, Lei; /Colorado U.
2006-04-24
Rare charmless hadronic B decays are particularly interesting because of their importance in understanding the CP violation, which is essential to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in our universe, and of their roles in testing the ''effective'' theory of B physics. The study has been done with the BABAR experiment, which is mainly designed for the study of CP violation in the decays of neutral B mesons, and secondarily for rare processes that become accessible with the high luminosity of the PEP-II B Factory. In a sample of 89 million produced B{bar B} pairs on the BABAR experiment, we observed the decays B{sup 0} {yields} {omega}K{sup 0} and B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{rho}{sup +} for the first time, made more precise measurements for B{sup +} {yields} {omega}h{sup +} and reported tighter upper limits for B {yields} {omega}K* and B{sup 0} {yields} {omega}{rho}{sup 0}.
General analysis of B meson decay into two fermions
We study how to measure the current structure of the process in which B meson decays into two unstable fermions f-bara and fb in a model-independent manner. We use the momentum distributions of subsequent decay products affected by f-bara fb spin correlation. We have found the following: (1) We can extract the absolute values of two effective coupling constants from the opening angle between the particles decayed from f-bara and fb. (2) We can extract the real part of the interference from the energy distribution of one of the decayed particles from f-bara or fb. (3) No new information can be obtained from the energy distribution of two decayed particles from f-bara and fb. (4) The imaginary part of interference is extracted from the azimuthal angle asymmetry of final-state decay products. (5) If only one of two fermions is unstable, we can extract the real part of interference from each of the energy distribution and opening angle distribution. We show several simple examples. (author)
Exclusive and inclusive decays of B mesons into Ds mesons
We have studied the production of Ds mesons in the decays of B mesons at the Υ(4S) resonance. We report on the first observation of exclusive B-meson decays B→Ds-D*+, B→Ds-D+, and B→Ds-D0. We also present a new measurement of the branching ratio and the momentum spectrum for the inclusive decay B→DsX
Rapidity resummation for B-meson wave functions
Shen Yue-Long
2014-01-01
Full Text Available Transverse-momentum dependent (TMD hadronic wave functions develop light-cone divergences under QCD corrections, which are commonly regularized by the rapidity ζ of gauge vector defining the non-light-like Wilson lines. The yielding rapidity logarithms from infrared enhancement need to be resummed for both hadronic wave functions and short-distance functions, to achieve scheme-independent calculations of physical quantities. We briefly review the recent progress on the rapidity resummation for B-meson wave functions which are the key ingredients of TMD factorization formulae for radiative-leptonic, semi-leptonic and non-leptonic B-meson decays. The crucial observation is that rapidity resummation induces a strong suppression of B-meson wave functions at small light-quark momentum, strengthening the applicability of TMD factorization in exclusive B-meson decays. The phenomenological consequence of rapidity-resummation improved B-meson wave functions is further discussed in the context of B → π transition form factors at large hadronic recoil.
An Improved Measurement of Mixing-induced CP Violation in the Neutral B Meson System
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2002-01-01
We present an improved measurement of the standard model CP violation parameter sin2phi_1 (also known as sin2beta) based on a sample of 85 times 10^6 B Bbar pairs collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider. One neutral B meson is reconstructed in a J/psi K_S, psi(2S) K_S, chi_{c1} K_S, eta_c K_S, J/psi K^{*0}, or J/psi K_L CP-eigenstate decay channel and the flavor of accompanying B meson is identified from itsdecay products. From the asymmetry in the distribution of the time intervals between the two B meson decay points, we obtain sin2phi_1 = 0.719 +/- 0.074(stat) +/- 0.035(syst). We also report measurements of CP violation parameters for the related B^0 -> J/psi pi^0 decay mode and the penguin-dominated processes B^0 -> eta' K_S, phi K_S and K^+K^- K_S.
Generalized Grover Search Algorithm for Arbitrary Initial Amplitude Distribution
Biron, D; Biham, E; Grassl, M; Lidar, D A; Biron, David; Biham, Ofer; Biham, Eli; Grassl, Markus; Lidar, Daniel A.
1998-01-01
Grover's algorithm for quantum searching of a database is generalized to deal with arbitrary initial amplitude distributions. First order linear difference equations are found for the time evolution of the amplitudes of the r marked and N-r unmarked states. These equations are solved exactly. An expression for the optimal measurement time T \\sim O(\\sqrt{N/r}) is derived which is shown to depend only on the initial average amplitudes of the marked and unmarked states. A bound on the probability of measuring a marked state is derived, which depends only on the standard deviation of the initial amplitude distributions of the marked or unmarked states.
Search for b→s gluon in B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, a search for penguin decays of B mesons involving b → s gluon has been performed. No evidence for the penguin mechanism was found and a number of upper limits are quoted. (orig.)
A search for exclusive penguin decays of B mesons
We have measured upper limits on branching fractions for rare exclusive decays of B mesons arising from one-loop diagrams in the standard model of electroweak interactions. We also obtain an upper limit for the lepton-number-violating decay B0→μ±e-+. (orig.)
CP violation in the radiative dileptonic B-meson decays
Erkol, G; Turan, G
2002-01-01
We investigate the CP violating asymmetry, the forward-backward asymmetry and the CP violating asymmetry in the forward-backward asymmetry for the radiative dileptonic B-meson decays B-d --> gammal(+)l(-) for the f = e, mu, tau channels. It is observed that these asymmetries are quite sizable and B-
Moments of pseudoscalar meson distribution amplitudes from the lattice
Based on lattice simulations with two flavors of dynamical, O(a)-improved Wilson fermions we present results for the first two moments of the distribution amplitudes of pseudoscalar mesons at several values of the valence quark masses. By extrapolating our results to the physical masses of up/down and strange quarks, we find the first two moments of the K+ distribution amplitude and the second moment of the π+ distribution amplitude. We use nonperturbatively determined renormalization coefficients to obtain results in the MS scheme. At a scale of 4 GeV2 we find a2π=0.201(114) for the second Gegenbauer moment of the pion's distribution amplitude, while for the kaon, a1K=0.0453(9)(29) and a2K=0.175(18)(47)
Moments of pseudoscalar meson distribution amplitudes from the lattice
Based on lattice simulations with two flavours of dynamical, O(a)-improved Wilson fermions we present results for the first two moments of the distribution amplitudes of pseudoscalar mesons at several values of the valence quark masses. By extrapolating our results to the physical masses of up/down and strange quarks, we find the first two moments of the K+ distribution amplitude and the second moment of the π+ distribution amplitude. We use nonperturbatively determined renormalisation coefficients to obtain results in the anti M anti S scheme. At a scale of 4 GeV2 we find a2π=0.201(114) for the second Gegenbauer moment of the pion's distribution amplitude, while for the kaon, aK1=0.0453(9)(29) and aK1=0.175(18)(47). (Orig.)
On the pion distribution amplitude. Derivation, properties, predictions
Stefanis, N G; Pimikov, A V
2014-01-01
We provide an in-depth analysis of the $\\pi$ distribution amplitude in terms of two different Gegenbauer representations. Detailed predictions for the $\\pi-\\gamma$ transition form factor are presented, obtained with light-cone sum rules. Various $\\pi$ distribution amplitudes are tested and the crucial role of their endpoint behavior in the form-factor analysis is discussed. Comparison with the data is given.
Grover's quantum search algorithm for an arbitrary initial amplitude distribution
Biham, E; Biron, D; Grassl, M; Lidar, D A; Biham, Eli; Biham, Ofer; Biron, David; Grassl, Markus; Lidar, Daniel A.
1999-01-01
Grover's algorithm for quantum searching of a database is generalized to deal with arbitrary initial complex amplitude distributions. This renders the algorithm useful as a general search subroutine in a larger quantum computation. First order linear difference equations are found for the time evolution of the amplitudes of the marked and unmarked states. These equations are solved exactly. New expressions are derived for the optimal measurement time and the maximal probability of success. They are found to depend on the averages and variances of the initial amplitude distributions of the marked and unmarked states, but not on higher moments.
An updated study of B meson oscillations using dilepton events
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1997-01-01
This paper reports a study of B meson oscillations using hadronic Z^0 decays with two identified leptons, and updates a previous publication by including data collected in 1994. Decay times are reconstructed for each of the semileptonic B decays by forming vertices which include the lepton and by estimating the B meson momentum. The mass difference, Delta(m_d), between the two mass eigenstates in the B^0_d system is measured to be 0.430 +/- 0.043 + 0.028 - 0.030 ps^-1, where the first error is statistical and the second error is systematic. For the B^0_s system, a lower limit of Delta(m_s) > 2.2 ps^-1 is obtained at 95% C.L.
Experiments on CP violation with B-mesons
This paper discusses: what is the optimum asymmetry of an asymmetric B-factory, and what luminosity is required to observe CP violation if it is due to a phase in the Kobayashi-Maskawa (KM) matrix. The most promising scheme for the observation of CP violation of B-mesons relies on the measurement of the time evolution of their decays, and thus on the detection of their decay vertices. This can be achieved with an asymmetric B-factory. In an asymmetric B-factory e+ and e- are collided with different energies E1 and E2. Thus, the resulting Y(4S) state, which is the source of the B-mesons. For any given reaction there exists an optimum boost, where the maximum experimental significance is reached. The position of this optimum depends on details of the reaction. The authors found, however, that this optimum lies always above βγ = 0.9
Measurement of inclusive baryon production in B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, we have studied B meson decays into baryons p and Λ. From the simultaneous analysis of p and Λ yields, panti p and Λanti p correlations, and various lepton-baryon and lepton-baryon-antibaryon correlations the inclusive branching ratio is found to be BR (B→baryons)=(6.8±0.5±0.3)%. (orig.)
Exclusive and inclusive weak decays of the B-meson
Grach, I.L.; Narodetskii, I.M.; Ter-Martirosyan, K.A. [Institute of Theor. and Exp. Phys., Moscow (Russian Federation); Simula, S. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome (Italy)
1997-09-29
A relativistic quark model is applied to the description of semileptonic and non-leptonic charmed decays of the B-meson. The exclusive semileptonic modes B{yields}Dl{nu}{sub l} and B{yields}D{sup *}l{nu}{sub l} are described through the universal Isgur-Wise form factor, which is calculated in terms of a constituent quark model wave function for the B-meson. Different approximations for the latter, either based on a phenomenological ansatz or derived from analyses of the meson spectra, are adopted. In particular, two wave functions, constructed via the Hamiltonian light-front formalism using a relativized and a non-relativistic constituent quark model, are considered, obtaining a link between standard spectroscopic quark models and the B-meson decay physics. The inclusive semileptonic and non-leptonic branching ratios are calculated within a convolution approach, inspired by the partonic model and involving the same B-meson wave function used for the evaluation of the exclusive semileptonic modes. Our results for the major branching ratios are consistent with available experimental data and the sum of all the calculated branchingratios turns out to be close to unity. In particular, we found that (i) a remarkable fraction ({proportional_to}35%) of semileptonic decay modes occur in non-D, non-D{sup *} final states; (ii) non-perturbative effects enhance the inclusive b{yields}c anti ud decay channels, with a sizable contribution provided by internal decays into heavy mesons and baryon-antibaryon pairs; the resulting reduction of the semileptonic branching ratio brings the theoretical prediction in agreement with the experimental value without increasing at the same time the charm counting. (orig.). 47 refs.
CP Violation in B Meson Decays: Experimental Results
Lanceri, Livio; /Trieste U. /INFN, Trieste
2005-08-30
CP violation is intimately connected with the puzzle of matter-antimatter asymmetry and baryogenesis. In the Standard Model of particle physics, the observed CP violation phenomena are accounted for by the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism involving a phase in the quark mixing matrix. This paper is devoted to a review of the experimental status of CP violation in the decays of B mesons.
Inclusive B-meson production at the LHC in the GM-VFN scheme
We calculate the next-to-leading-order cross section for the inclusive production of B mesons in pp collisions in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme, an approach which takes into account the finite mass of the b quarks. We use realistic evolved non-perturbative fragmentation functions obtained from fits to e+e- data and compare results for the transverse-momentum and rapidity distributions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with recent data from the CMS Collaboration. We find good agreement, in particular at large values of pT. (orig.)
Hadavand, Haleh K.; /UC, San Diego
2006-03-28
In this dissertation, a measurement of CP-violating effects in decays of neutral B mesons is presented. The data sample for this measurement consists of about 272 million {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} decays collected between 1999 and 2004 with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} collider, located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. One neutral B meson is fully reconstructed in the CP eigenstate B{sup 0} {yields} K{sub S}{sup 0} K{sub S}{sup 0} K{sub S}{sup 0}. The other B meson is determined to be either a B{sup 0} or a {bar B}{sup 0}, at the time of its decay, from the properties of its decay products. The proper time {Delta}t elapsed between the decay of the two mesons is determined by reconstructing their decay vertices, and by measuring the distance between them. A novel technique for determining the B vertex of the decay to the CP eigenstate B{sup 0} {yields} K{sub S}{sup 0} K{sub S}{sup 0} K{sub S}{sup 0} has been applied since the tracks in the final state do not originate from the B decay vertex. The time-dependent CP asymmetry amplitudes are determined by the distributions of {Delta}t in events with a reconstructed B meson in the CP eigenstate. The detector resolution and the b flavor tagging parameters are constrained by the {Delta}t distributions of events with a fully reconstructed flavor eigenstate. Because of the special topology of this decay, the detector resolution on {Delta}t must be checked for consistency with decays with tracks which originate from the B decay. From a maximum likelihood fit to the {Delta}t distributions of all selected events, the value of the CP violating asymmetries are measured to be S{sub 3K{sub S}{sup 0}} = -0.71{sub -0.32}{sup +0.38} {+-} 0.04 and C{sub 3K{sub S}{sup 0}} = -0.34{sub -0.25}{sup +0.28} {+-} 0.05. Fixing C = 0 we measure the time-dependent CP asymmetry amplitude sin 2{beta} = -S{sub 3K{sub S}{sup 0}} = 0.79{sub -0.36}{sup +0.39} {+-} 0.04. The value of sin 2{beta} is
Study of charmonium decays of B mesons in the Babar experiment
This document is organized into 4 parts. The first part is dedicated to the Babar experiment that is installed on the e+e- collider at Stanford linear accelerator center. The formalism of the standard model and the CP violation in the B meson system are first introduced, then the Babar experiment is described and its main results are recalled: sin(2β) 0.722 ± 0.040 ± 0.023; α = (103 + 11 - 9) degrees; γ = (52 + 23 - 18) degrees. The author highlights 2 issues in which he was involved: the detector background noise induced by the machine and the beam injection system. The second part deals with DIRC (detector of internally reflected Cherenkov light) that is used for particle identification. The phenomenology of hadron decay of B mesons is described in the third part, the hypothesis of the factorization approximation is challenged. The last part is dedicated to experimental results concerning the measurement of branching ratios, the search for suppressed modes and the determination of decay amplitudes
Aoki, Yasumichi; Izubuchi, Taku; Lehner, Christoph; Soni, Amarjit
2014-01-01
Neutral $B$ meson mixing matrix elements and $B$ meson decay constants are calculated. Static approximation is used for $b$ quark and domain-wall fermion formalism is employed for light quarks. The calculations are carried out on $2+1$ flavor dynamical ensembles generated by RBC/UKQCD Collaborations with lattice spacings $0.086$fm ($a^{-1}\\sim 2.3$GeV) and $0.11$fm ($1.7$GeV), and a fixed physical spatial volume of about $(2.7{\\rm fm})^3$. In the static quark action, link-smearings are used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. We employ two kinds of link-smearings, HYP1 and HYP2, and their results are combined in taking the continuum limit. For the matching between the lattice and the continuum theory, one-loop perturbative $O(a)$ improvements are made to reduce discretization errors. As the most important quantity of this work, we obtain SU(3) breaking ratio $\\xi=1.208(60)$, where the error includes statistical and systematic one. We also find other neutral $B$ meson mixing quantities $f_B\\sqrt{\\hat{B}_B}=2...
Light-cone distribution amplitudes of the baryon octet
Bali, Gunnar S; Göckeler, Meinulf; Gruber, Michael; Hutzler, Fabian; Schäfer, Andreas; Simeth, Jakob; Söldner, Wolfgang; Sternbeck, Andre; Wein, Philipp
2015-01-01
We present results of the first ab initio lattice QCD calculation of the normalization constants and first moments of the leading twist distribution amplitudes of the full baryon octet, corresponding to the small transverse distance limit of the associated S-wave light-cone wave functions. The P-wave (higher twist) normalization constants are evaluated as well. The calculation is done using $N_f=2+1$ flavors of dynamical (clover) fermions on lattices of different volumes and pion masses down to 222 MeV. Significant SU(3) flavor symmetry violation effects in the shape of the distribution amplitudes are observed.
Search for rare B meson decays into Ds+ mesons
A search has been performed for rare B meson decays into Ds+ mesons arising from b→u transitions, W exchange modes, B+ annihilation processes, and decays where the Ds+ is not produced via a W→c anti s quark pair coupling, using the ARGUS detector operating on the Y(4S) resonance at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II. Upper limits for individual decay modes are obtained. In addition, from a study of Ds+l- correlations an upper limit of BR(B→Ds+l-X)<1.2%(90% CL) is determined. (orig.)
Flavour tagging of $b$ mesons in $pp$ collisions at LHCb
Mueller, Vanessa
2016-01-01
Flavour tagging, i.e. the inference of the production flavour of reconstructed $b$ hadrons, is essential for precision measurements of decay time-dependent $CP$ violation and of mixing parameters in the the neutral $B$ meson systems. LHC's $pp$ collisions with their high track multiplicities constitute a challenging environment for flavour tagging and demand for new and improved strategies. We present recent progress and new developments in flavour tagging at the LHCb experiment, which will allow for a further improvement of $CP$ violation measurements in decays of $B^0$ and $B_s^0$ mesons.
Semileptonic decays of B meson into charmed meson
Recent results on semileptonic decays of B meson into charmed meson using the CLEO detector at CESR are summarized. Ratios of the inclusive semileptonic branching fractions, B(B-→D0Xl-bar ν), B(bar B0→D+Xl-bar νXl-bar ν), and B(bar B0→D+) average B meson semileptonic branching fraction are reported. The branching fractions of the exclusive final states, B-→D0l-bar ν, B-→D0l-bar ν, and bar B0→D+l-bar ν are measured. The ratio of B(B-→D0l-bar ν) to B(B-→D0l-bar ν) and the polarization of the D*+ are obtained and compared with theoretical models. The value of |Vcb| is calculated from the exclusive branching fractions for various models. Finally, the lifetime ratio of the charged and neutral B's (τ+/τ0) is determined from the ratio of B(B-→D0l-bar ν) to B(bar B0→D+l-bar ν) to be 0.85±0.20+0.22-0.16
Improved Measurement of Inclusive Radiative B-meson decays
Abe, K; Brodzicka, J; Dragic, J; Fujii, H; Haba, J; Hazumi, M; Higuchi, T; Igarashi, Y; Itoh, R; Iwasaki, Y; Katayama, N; Kibayashi, A; Kichimi, H; Krokovny, P; MacNaughton, J; Nakamura, I; Nakao, M; Nishida, S; Nozaki, T; Ozaki, H; Sakai, Y; Schümann, J; Sumisawa, K; Suzuki, S Y; Tajima, O; Takasaki, F; Tamai, K; Tanaka, M; Trabelsi, K; Tsuboyama, T; Uehara, S; Uno, S; Ushiroda, Y; Aihara, M; Yamauchi H; Hastings, N C; Iwasaki, M; Kakuno, H; Kusaka, A; Nakahama, Y; Arinstein, H; Nakayama, K; Aulchenko, V; Bedny, I; Bondar, A; Eidelman, S; Epifanov, D; Gabyshev, N; Kuzmin, A; Poluektov, A; Shwartz, B; Usov, Yu; Vinokurova, A; Zhilich, V; Aziz, V; Zhulanov T; Aso, T; Aushev, T; Banerjee, S; Das, A; Gokhroo, G; Joshi, N J; Bahinipati, G; Majumdar, S; Drutskoy, A; Goldenzweig, P; Kinoshita, K; Sayeed, K; Schwartz, A J; Bakich, A; Somov, A M; Cole, S; McOnie, S; Parslow, N; Peak, L S; Varvell, K E; Balagura, B D; Yabsley, V; Chistov, R; Danilov, M; Liventsev, D; Medvedeva, T; Mizuk, R; Pakhlov, P; Pakhlova, G; Solovieva, E; Tikhomirov, I; Barberio, T; Uglov, Y; Bán, J; Wang, E; Dalseno, J; Limosani, A; Moloney, G R; Sevior, M E; Taylor, G N; Tse, Y F; Urquijo, P; Bay, R Wedd A; Hinz, L; Jacoby, C; Schietinger, T; Schneider, O; Vervink, K; Villa, S; Wicht, J; Belous, N; Zwahlen, K; Shapkin, M; Bhardwaj, A; Sokolov, V; Kumar, R; Bitenc, J B; Singh, U; Fratina, S; Pestotnik, R; Stari, M; Zupancc, J; Bozek,; Ljubljana, S; Blyth, C H; Wang, A; Kapusta, P; Lesiak, T; Matyja, A; Natkaniec, Z; Ostrowicz, W; Palka, H; Rózanska, M; Stypula, J; Wiechczynski H J; Browder, T E; Krakow, M; Brako S; Korparc, T E; Guler, H; Hoedlmoser, H; Li, J; Nishimura, K; Olsen, S L; Peters, M; Rorie, J; Sahoo, H; Uchida, K; Chang, G; Varner, M C; Chang, P; Chao, Y; Chen, K F; Chiang, C C; Hou, W S; Hsiung, Y B; Lin, S W; Shiu, J G; Ueno, K; Wang, C C; Chen, M Z; Wang, A; Chen, W T; Go, A; Hou, S; Cho, H; Nakazawa, B G; Cheon, Y; Unno, I S; Kang, J H; Choi, Y J; Kwon, S -K; Choi, Y; Choi, Y K; Kim, H O; Kim, J H; Lee, J S; Park, C W; Dash, K S; Park, M; Piilonen, L E; Fujikawa, Y; Yusa, M; Hayashii, H; Kataoka, S U; Miyabayashi, K; Noguchi, S; Sekiya, A; Garmash, D; Marlow, B; Golob, P; Krianz, M; Hara, R; Seidl, H; Ha, E; Won, K; Hayasaka, K; Hokuue, T; Iijima, T; Ikado, K; Inami, K; Kaga, M; Kaji, H; Kozakai, Y; Matsumura, T; Miyazaki, Y; Mori, T; Nishio, Y; Ohshima, T; Senyo, K; Hara, M; Heffernan, D; Yamaoka, T; Kajiwara, S; Miyake, H; Horii, S; Shinomiya, Y; Hasegawa, N; Satoyama Y; Mikami, Y; Nagamine, T; Schonmeier, P; Yamaguchi, A; Hyun, H; Yamamoto, Y; Hoshi, K; Neichi, K; Hoshina, O; Nitoh, H J; Kah, D H; Kim, H J; Ishikawa, H; Park, A; Murakami, A; Sugiyama, A; Iwabuchi, S; Suzuki, H; Ishino, S; Ono, M; Kim, Y J; Liu, Y; Sarangi, T R; Kawasaki, Y; Uchida, H; Kawai, E; Kurihara, T; Miyata, H; Tamura, N; Kim, M; Watanabe, S K; Lee, J; Lee, M J; Leder, S E; Lee, J S; Lange, G; Mandl, F; Mitaroff, W A; Pernicka, M; Schwanda, C; Nakano, L; Widhalm, J; Müller, Y; Nagasaka, E; Sakaue, H; Shang, Y; Teramoto, I; Nishizawa, T; Sumiyoshi, A; Ogawa, S; Ogawa, H; Shibuya, S; Okuno, Y; Watanabe, N; Sasao, N; Taniguchi, L; Shen, C P; Wang, P; Wang, X L; Yuan, C Z; Zhang, C C; Zhang, S; Stani, Y; Yamashita, L M; Zhang, Z P
2008-01-01
We report a fully inclusive measurement of the flavor changing neutral current decay $B\\to X_s\\gamma$ in the energy range $1.7 \\GeV\\le E^\\mathrm{c.m.s}_\\gamma\\le 2.8 \\GeV$, covering 97% of the total spectrum, where c.m.s is the center of mass system. Using $605\\ifb$ of data, we obtain in the rest frame of the $B$-meson ${\\mathcal B}(B\\to X_s\\gamma : E^B_\\gamma>1.7 \\mathrm{GeV})= (3.31 \\pm 0.19 \\pm 0.37 \\pm 0.01)\\times 10^{-4}$, where the errors are statistical, systematic and from the boost correction needed to transform from the rest frame of the $\\Upsilon(4S)$ (c.m.s) to that of the $B$-meson, respectively. We also measure the first and second moments of the photon energy spectrum as functions of various energy thresholds, which extend down to $1.7 \\GeV$. The results are preliminary.
Kaon and pion parton distribution amplitudes to twist-three
Shi, Chao; Chang, Lei; Roberts, Craig D; Schmidt, Sebastian M; Zong, Hong-Shi
2015-01-01
We compute all kaon and pion parton distribution amplitudes (PDAs) to twist-three and find that only the pseudotensor PDA can reasonably be approximated by its conformal limit expression. At terrestrially accessible energy scales, the twist-two and pseudoscalar twist-three PDAs differ significantly from those functions commonly associated with their forms in QCD's conformal limit. In all amplitudes studied, SU(3) flavour-symmetry breaking is typically a 13% effect. This scale is determined by nonperturbative dynamics; namely, the current-quark-mass dependence of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. The heavier-quark is favoured by this distortion, for example, support is shifted to the s-quark in the negative kaon. It appears, therefore, that at energy scales accessible with existing and foreseeable facilities, one may obtain reliable expectations for experimental outcomes by using these "strongly dressed" PDAs in formulae for hard exclusive processes. Following this procedure, any discrepancies between experi...
B meson spectrum and decay constant from Nf=2 simulations
We report on the status of an ALPHA Collaboration project to extract quantities for B physics phenomenology from Nf=2 lattice simulations. The framework is Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) expanded up to the first order of the inverse b-quark mass. The couplings of the effective theory are determined by imposing matching conditions of observables computed in HQET with their counterpart computed in QCD. That program, based on Nf=2 simulations in a small physical volume with Schroedinger functional boundary conditions, is now almost finished. On the other side the analysis of configurations selected from the CLS ensembles, in order to measure HQET hadronic matrix elements, has just started recently so that only results obtained at a single lattice spacing, a=0:07 fm, is discussed. We give our first results for the b-quark mass and for the B meson decay constant. (orig.)
Theoretical update of the semileptonic branching ratio of B mesons
We reconsider the prediction of the semileptonic branching ratio of B mesons, using a recent calculation of the radiative corrections with account for finite quark masses in nonleptonic decays and taking into account 1/mb2 corrections. For the semileptonic branching ratio we obtain BSL=(11.8±1.6)% using pole quark masses and BSL=(11.0±1.9)% using running anti M anti S quark masses. The uncertainty is dominated by unknown higher oder perturbative corrections. We conclude that the present accuracy of the theoretical analysis does not allow to state a significant disagreement with the experimental results. However, our re-analysis of the decay b→ccs yields an increase of (35±11)% due to next-to-leading order corrections including mass dependent terms, which further emphasizes the problem of the average charm quark content of the final state in B decays. (orig.)
The B-meson factory project at Paul Scherrer Institute
This paper proposes the construction of an electron-positron collider with a design luminosity of more than 1033 cm-2s-1 at center-of-mass energies around 10 GeV. This machine will allow precise measurements of the properties of the heavy flavor particles, that is, τ-leptons, c-, and b-quarks. The collider design is based on an multibunch double storage ring with two interaction regions with zero-degree beam-crossing angle. The collider has the option of an asymmetric collision mode (4 GeV vs. 7 GeV) for CP violation studies of B-mesons at the Υ (4S) resonance and for Bs-bar Bs mixing
B-meson decay constant on the lattice and renormalization
We compute in perturbation theory the relation between the B-meson leptonic decay constant FB computed on a lattice by the 1/mb expansion in the manner of Eichten and the continuum: i.e., the physical value of FB. To that aim we compare the QCD radiative corrections up to order αs of the axial-vector-current correlator for different quark masses with the radiative corrections of the effective operator which replaces the correlator in the 1/mb expansion. The latter radiative corrections are computed in the continuum and on a lattice. For this effective operator we recover the anomalous dimension γ=2 already found by Shifman and Voloshin. Our final result is that FB congruent 0.8FBlatt, only weakly dependent on lattice spacing and ΛQCD. .AE
Lattice results for low moments of light meson distribution amplitudes
As part of the UKQCD and RBC collaborations' Nf = 2+1 domain-wall fermion phenomenology programme, we calculate the first two moments of the light-cone distribution amplitudes of the pseudoscalar mesons π and K and the (longitudinally-polarised) vector mesons ρ, K* and φ. We obtain the desired quantities with good precision and are able to discern the expected quark-mass dependence of SU(3)-flavour breaking effects. An important ingredient of the calculation is the nonperturbative renormalisation of lattice operators using the RI'/MOM technique. (orig.)
Lattice Results for Low Moments of Light Meson Distribution Amplitudes
Arthur, R; Brommel, D; Donnellan, M A; Flynn, J M; Juttner, A; Rae, T D; Sachrajda, C T.C
2011-01-01
As part of the UKQCD and RBC collaborations' N_f=2+1 domain-wall fermion phenomenology programme, we calculate the first two moments of the light-cone distribution amplitudes of the pseudoscalar mesons pion and kaon and the (longitudinally-polarised) vector mesons rho, K-star and phi. We obtain the desired quantities with good precision and are able to discern the expected quark-mass dependence of SU(3)-flavour breaking effects. An important ingredient of the calculation is the nonperturbative renormalisation of lattice operators using the RI'/MOM technique.
Transition Distribution Amplitudes for γ⋆γ collisions
Lansberg, J. P.; Pire, B.; Szymanowski, L.
2008-11-01
We study the exclusive production of ππ and ρπ in hard γ⋆γ scattering in the forward kinematical region where the virtuality of one photon provides us with a hard scale in the process. The newly introduced concept of Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDA) is used to perform a QCD calculation of these reactions thanks to two simple models for TDAs. The sizable cross sections for ρπ and ππ production may be tested at intense electron-positron colliders such as CLEO and B factories (Belle and BABAR).
Lattice results for low moments of light meson distribution amplitudes
Arthur, R.; Boyle, P.A. [Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom). SUPA, School of Physics; Broemmel, D.; Flynn, J.M.; Rae, T.D.; Sachrajda, C.T.C. [Southampton Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy; Donnellan, M.A. [NIC/DESY Zeuthen (Germany); Juettner, A. [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland). Physics Dept.
2010-12-15
As part of the UKQCD and RBC collaborations' N{sub f} = 2+1 domain-wall fermion phenomenology programme, we calculate the first two moments of the light-cone distribution amplitudes of the pseudoscalar mesons {pi} and K and the (longitudinally-polarised) vector mesons {rho}, K{sup *} and {phi}. We obtain the desired quantities with good precision and are able to discern the expected quark-mass dependence of SU(3)-flavour breaking effects. An important ingredient of the calculation is the nonperturbative renormalisation of lattice operators using the RI{sup '}/MOM technique. (orig.)
Renormalization and applications of baryon distribution amplitudes in QCD
Rohrwild, Juergen Holger
2009-07-17
Higher-twist effects are relevant for precision calculations of hard exclusive reactions. Furthermore, they reveal fine details of the hadron structure. In this work we construct an operator basis for arbitrary twist respecting the conformal symmetry of QCD (which is realized on 1-loop level). Using this basis the 1-loop renormalization kernels of twist 4 are constructed for baryon operators. The full spectrum of anomalous dimensions and the multiplicatively renormalizable operators is obtained. As an application of these results the radiative N{sup *}(1535) decay is discussed. Employing light-cone sum rule, the transition form factors can be directly related to the N* distribution amplitudes. (orig.)
Renormalization and applications of baryon distribution amplitudes QCD
Rohrwild, Juergen Holger
2009-07-17
Higher-twist effects are relevant for precision calculations of hard exclusive reactions. Furthermore, they reveal fine details of the hadron structure. In this work we construct an operator basis for arbitrary twist respecting the conformal symmetry of QCD (which is realized on 1-loop level). Using this basis the 1-loop renormalization kernels of twist 4 are constructed for baryon operators. The full spectrum of anomalous dimensions and the multiplicatively renormalizable operators is obtained. As an application of these results the radiative N{sup *}(1535) decay is discussed. Employing light-cone sum rule, the transition form factors can be directly related to the N{sup *} distribution amplitudes. (orig.)
How to measure kinetic energy of the heavy quark inside B mesons?
Bigi, Ikaros I; Shifman, M; Uraltsev, N; Vainshtein, A I
1994-01-01
We discuss how one can determine the average kinetic energy of the heavy quark inside heavy mesons from differential distributions in B decays. A new, so-called third, sum rule for the b\\rightarrow c transition is derived in the small velocity (SV) limit. Using this sum rule and the existing data on the momentum dependence in the B\\rightarrow D^* transition (the slope of the Isgur-Wise function) we obtain a new lower bound on the parameter \\mu_\\pi^2 = (2M_B)^{-1}\\langle B |\\bar b (i\\vec{D})^2 b |B\\rangle proportional to the average kinetic energy of b quark inside B meson. The existing data suggest \\mu_\\pi^2 > 0.4~GeV^2 and (from the ``optical'' sum rule) \\overline{\\Lambda} > 500 MeV, albeit with some numerical uncertainties.
Study of B-Meson Decays to Final States with a Single Charm Baryon
Majewski, Stephanie A. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
2007-08-01
A study of B-meson decays to final states with a single charm baryon is presented based on data recorded by the BABAR detector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Although the B meson is the lightest bottom-flavored meson, it is heavy enough to decay to a baryon made of three quarks and an antibaryon made of three antiquarks. By studying the baryonic weak decays of the B meson, we can investigate baryon production mechanisms in heavy meson decays. In particular, we measure the rates of the decays B^{-} → Λ^{+}_{c}$\\bar{p}$π^{-} and $\\bar{B}$^{0} → Λ^{+}_{c}$\\bar{p}$. Comparing these rates, we confirm an observed trend in baryonic B decays that the decay with the lower energy release, B^{-} → Λ^{+}_{c}$\\bar{p}$π^{-}, is favored over $\\bar{B}$^{0} → Λ^{+}_{c}$\\bar{p}$. The dynamics of the baryon-antibaryon (Λ^{+}_{c}$\\bar{p}$) system in the three-body decay also provide insight into baryon-antibaryon production mechanisms. The B^{-} → Λ^{+}_{c}$\\bar{p}$π^{-} system is a laboratory for searches for excited #c baryon states; we observe the resonant decays B^{-} → Σc(2455) ^{0}$\\bar{p}$ and B^{-} → Σ_{c}(2800) ^{0}$\\bar{p}$. This is the first observation of the decay B^{-} → Σ_{c}(2800) ^{0}$\\bar{p}$; however, the mass of the observed #c(2800)0 state is inconsistent with previous measurements. Finally, we examine the angular distribution of the B^{-} → Σ_{c}(2455) ^{0}$\\bar{p}$ decays and measure the spin of the B^{-} → Σ_{c}(2455) ^{0}$\\bar{p}$ baryon to be J = 1/2, as predicted by the quark model.
Virtuality and Transverse Momentum Dependence of Pion Distribution Amplitude
Radyushkin, A V
2015-01-01
We describe basics of a new approach to transverse momentum dependence in hard exclusive processes. We develop it in application to the transition process \\gamma^* \\gamma -> \\pi^0 at the handbag level. Our starting point is coordinate representation for matrix elements of operators (in the simplest case, bilocal O (0,z) ) describing a hadron with momentum p. Treated as functions of (pz) and z^2, they are parametrized through virtuality distribution amplitudes (VDA) \\Phi (x, \\sigma), with x being Fourier-conjugate to (pz) and \\sigma Laplace-conjugate to z^2. For intervals with z^+=0, we introduce the transverse momentum distribution amplitude (TMDA) \\Psi (x, k_\\perp), and write it in terms of VDA \\Phi (x, \\sigma). The results of covariant calculations, written in terms of \\Phi (x, \\sigma) are converted into expressions involving \\Psi (x, k_\\perp). Starting with scalar toy models, we extend the analysis onto the case of spin-1/2 quarks and QCD. We propose simple models for soft VDAs/TMDAs, and use them for comp...
Reconstruction of far-field tsunami amplitude distributions from earthquake sources
Geist, Eric L.; Parsons, Thomas E.
2016-01-01
The probability distribution of far-field tsunami amplitudes is explained in relation to the distribution of seismic moment at subduction zones. Tsunami amplitude distributions at tide gauge stations follow a similar functional form, well described by a tapered Pareto distribution that is parameterized by a power-law exponent and a corner amplitude. Distribution parameters are first established for eight tide gauge stations in the Pacific, using maximum likelihood estimation. A procedure is then developed to reconstruct the tsunami amplitude distribution that consists of four steps: (1) define the distribution of seismic moment at subduction zones; (2) establish a source-station scaling relation from regression analysis; (3) transform the seismic moment distribution to a tsunami amplitude distribution for each subduction zone; and (4) mix the transformed distribution for all subduction zones to an aggregate tsunami amplitude distribution specific to the tide gauge station. The tsunami amplitude distribution is adequately reconstructed for four tide gauge stations using globally constant seismic moment distribution parameters established in previous studies. In comparisons to empirical tsunami amplitude distributions from maximum likelihood estimation, the reconstructed distributions consistently exhibit higher corner amplitude values, implying that in most cases, the empirical catalogs are too short to include the largest amplitudes. Because the reconstructed distribution is based on a catalog of earthquakes that is much larger than the tsunami catalog, it is less susceptible to the effects of record-breaking events and more indicative of the actual distribution of tsunami amplitudes.
Distribution amplitudes of light-quark mesons from lattice QCD
Segovia, Jorge; Cloet, Ian C; Roberts, Craig D; Schmidt, Sebastian M; Zong, Hong-shi
2013-01-01
We exploit a method introduced recently to determine parton distribution amplitudes (PDAs) from minimal information in order to obtain light-quark pseudoscalar and vector meson PDAs from the limited number of moments produced by numerical simulations of lattice-regularised QCD. Within errors, the PDAs of pseudoscalar and vector mesons constituted from the same valence quarks are identical; they are concave functions, whose dilation expresses the strength of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking; and SU(3)-flavour symmetry is broken nonperturbatively at the level of 10%. Notably, the appearance of precision in the lattice moments is misleading. The moments also exhibit material dependence on lattice volume, especially for the pion. Improvements need therefore be made before an accurate, unified picture of the light-front structure of light-quark pseudoscalar and vector mesons is revealed.
Search for rare b-meson decays at CDF
Mack, Philipp; /Karlsruhe U., EKP
2007-10-01
We report on the search for B{sup 0}{sub s}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, B{sup 0}{sub d}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decays and b{yields} s{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} transitions in exclusive decays of B mesons using the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. Using 2 fb{sup -1} of Run II data we find upper limits on the branching fractions {beta}(B{sup 0}{sub s}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<5.8 x 10{sup -8} and {beta}(B{sup 0}{sub d}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<1.8 x 10{sup -8} at 95% confidence level. The results for the branching fractions of the b{yields} s{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} transitions using 924 pb{sup -1} of Run II data are {beta}(B{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K{sup +})=(0.60{+-}0.15{+-}0.04) x 10{sup -6}, {beta}(B{sup 0}{sub d}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K{sup *0})=(0.82{+-}0.31{+-}0.10) x 10{sup -6} and {beta}(B{sup 0}{sub s}{yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{phi})/{beta}(B{sup 0}{sub s}{yields}J/{psi}{phi}) < 2.61 x 10{sup -3} at 95% confidence level.
CP violation in the standard model: The B meson system
The author shows how expected large CP asymmetries in B decays can determine CKM phases in manners which are free of hadronic uncertainties. With other (CP conserving) measurements, this may eventually serve to overconstrain the CKM matrix. A determination of the three angles of the unitarity triangle is based theoretically on different types of asymmetries and is expected to involve different levels of experimental difficulty. The most promising measurement seems at present to be that of the angle β in B0d → ψKs. This is the simplest case of CP violation in decays of mixed B0 bar B0, which essentially involves no corrections from CP nonconservation in direct decay. In the asymmetry of B0d → π+π- (ρ+-π-+), which measures the angle α, one will have to disentangle direct decay CP violation from the measured asymmetry. This requires a good detector for neutral pions. A time-dependent determination of γ from direct decay CP violation in B+- → D01,2K+- may be feasible if BR(B+ → D0K+) is not too strongly color-suppressed. Finally the author presented a new idea of tagging neutral B mesons, based on their correlation with nearby pions. This may be a very promising possibility if one can establish experimentally a strong correlation
Studies of Excited $D$ mesons in $B$ meson decays
AUTHOR|(CDS)2082679
This thesis documents the studies of several three-body B + meson decays, each with a charged charmed meson in the final state. All analyses presented use a data sample recorded by the LHCb detector in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 $fb^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data. The $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ and $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay modes are observed for the first time. The branching fraction of the favoured $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ decay mode is measured relative to the topologically similar $B^{+} \\to D^{-}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{+}$ decay and the $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ final state is used as a normalisation channel for the suppressed $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay branching fraction measurement. Searches are performed for the quasi-two-body decays $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{*}(892)^{0}$ and $B^{+} \\to D_{2}^{*}(2460)^{0}K^{+}$, using the sample of $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ candidate decays. No significant signals are observed for either decay mode and upper limits a...
An electron-positron linear collider as a B-antiB-meson factory
In this note a new scheme of machine is proposed, based on improved superconducting cavity technology. A ''threshold machine'' is chosen since the possibility of selecting the B-meson type is considered
Search for b→sX+X- in exclusive decays of B mesons
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, penguin decays of B mesons involving b → sX+X- have been searched for, where X is one of e, μ, π, or K. No evidence for these decays was found and upper limits are quoted. These numbers represent important constraints of flavour-changing neutral currents in B meson decays and probe the heavy-quark and Higgs sectors of the standard model. (orig.)
Design and performance of a universal detector for the PSI/CERN B-Meson factory
The paper describes the universal Detector which was proposed for the PSI B-Meson Factory in 1988. It includes a short history, aims and requirements, design and properties, R and D items under study and under discussion, and simulation results on the detector performance. The proposed detector fulfills all requirements for the physics program at a B-Meson Factory with small e+e- energy asymmetry as presently studied for the CERN-ISR tunnel
Rare decays of B mesons via on-shell sterile neutrinos
Cvetic, Gorazd
2016-01-01
In view of the projected high number of produced $B$ mesons in Belle II experiment ($\\sim 10^{10}$ per year), in addition to the presently ongoing LHC-b, we calculate the rate of decay for the rare decays of $B$ mesons via a sterile on-shell neutrino $N$, which subsequently may decay leptonically or semileptonically within the detector: $B \\to (D^{(*)}) \\ell_1^{\\pm} N$, then $N \\to \\ell_1^{\\pm} \\ell_2^{\\mp} \
Theoretical interest in B-Meson physics at the B factories, Tevatron and the LHC
We review the salient features of B-meson physics, with particular emphasis on the measurements carried out at the B-factories and Tevatron, theoretical progress in understanding these measurements in the context of the standard model, and anticipation at the LHC. Topics discussed specifically are the current status of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, the CP-violating phases, rare radiative and semileptonic decays, and some selected non-leptonic two-body decays of the B mesons. (orig.)
Flavour symmetry breaking in the kaon parton distribution amplitude
Chao Shi
2014-11-01
Full Text Available We compute the kaon's valence-quark (twist-two parton distribution amplitude (PDA by projecting its Poincaré-covariant Bethe–Salpeter wave-function onto the light-front. At a scale ζ=2 GeV, the PDA is a broad, concave and asymmetric function, whose peak is shifted 12–16% away from its position in QCD's conformal limit. These features are a clear expression of SU(3-flavour-symmetry breaking. They show that the heavier quark in the kaon carries more of the bound-state's momentum than the lighter quark and also that emergent phenomena in QCD modulate the magnitude of flavour-symmetry breaking: it is markedly smaller than one might expect based on the difference between light-quark current masses. Our results add to a body of evidence which indicates that at any energy scale accessible with existing or foreseeable facilities, a reliable guide to the interpretation of experiment requires the use of such nonperturbatively broadened PDAs in leading-order, leading-twist formulae for hard exclusive processes instead of the asymptotic PDA associated with QCD's conformal limit. We illustrate this via the ratio of kaon and pion electromagnetic form factors: using our nonperturbative PDAs in the appropriate formulae, FK/Fπ=1.23 at spacelike-Q2=17 GeV2, which compares satisfactorily with the value of 0.92(5 inferred in e+e− annihilation at s=17 GeV2.
Flavour symmetry breaking in the kaon parton distribution amplitude
Shi, Chao [Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Chang, Lei [CSSM, School of Chemistry and Physics University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia); Roberts, Craig D. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Schmidt, Sebastian M. [Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich and JARA, D-52425 Jülich (Germany); Tandy, Peter C. [Center for Nuclear Research, Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242 (United States); Zong, Hong-shi [Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS, Beijing 100190 (China); Joint Center for Particle, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, Nanjing 210093 (China)
2014-11-10
We compute the kaon's valence-quark (twist-two parton) distribution amplitude (PDA) by projecting its Poincaré-covariant Bethe–Salpeter wave-function onto the light-front. At a scale ζ=2 GeV, the PDA is a broad, concave and asymmetric function, whose peak is shifted 12–16% away from its position in QCD's conformal limit. These features are a clear expression of SU(3)-flavour-symmetry breaking. They show that the heavier quark in the kaon carries more of the bound-state's momentum than the lighter quark and also that emergent phenomena in QCD modulate the magnitude of flavour-symmetry breaking: it is markedly smaller than one might expect based on the difference between light-quark current masses. Our results add to a body of evidence which indicates that at any energy scale accessible with existing or foreseeable facilities, a reliable guide to the interpretation of experiment requires the use of such nonperturbatively broadened PDAs in leading-order, leading-twist formulae for hard exclusive processes instead of the asymptotic PDA associated with QCD's conformal limit. We illustrate this via the ratio of kaon and pion electromagnetic form factors: using our nonperturbative PDAs in the appropriate formulae, F{sub K}/F{sub π}=1.23 at spacelike-Q{sup 2}=17 GeV{sup 2}, which compares satisfactorily with the value of 0.92(5) inferred in e{sup +}e{sup −} annihilation at s=17 GeV{sup 2}.
A Study of Neutral B Meson Time Evolution Using Exclusively Reconstructed Semileptonic Decays
The Standard Model of particle physics describes the fundamental building blocks of the Universe and their basic interactions. The model naturally describes the time evolution of the basic particles, of which lifetime and mixing are two examples. The neutral B meson, consisting of a bottom quark and an oppositely charged down quark, enjoys a lifetime of about 1.5 ps and the special property of mixing with its antiparticle partner, the (bar B)0. That is, due to second order weak interactions, the B0 meson can change into a (bar B)0 meson and back again as it evolves through time. The details of this behavior offer an opportunity to closely examine the Standard Model. In this dissertation, I report on a measurement of the lifetime and mixing frequency of the neutral B meson. Using the semileptonic decay channel B0 → D*-(ell)+(bar ν)ell, we select more than 68,000 signal and background candidates from about 23 million B(bar B) pairs collected in 1999-2000 with the BABAR detector located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The other B in the event is reconstructed inclusively. By constructing a master probability density function that describes the distribution of decay time differences in the sample, we use a maximum likelihood technique to simultaneously extract the B0 lifetime and mixing parameters with precision comparable to the year 2000 world average. The results are τB0 = (1.523-0.023+0.024 ± 0.022) ps and Δmd = (0.492 ± 0.018 ± 0.013) ps-1. The statistical correlation coefficient between τB0 and Δmd is -0.22. I describe in detail several cutting-edge strategies this analysis uses to study these phenomena, laying important groundwork for the future. I also discuss several extensions of this work to include possible measurements of higher order parameters such as ΔΛd
Giraud, P.F
2003-04-01
The goal of the BABAR experiment is to search and measure CP violation in the sector of the B mesons et constrain the parameters of the standard model. One of the original features of its experimental design in the DIRC, the Cherenkov detector used to separate charged pions and kaons. A look-up table is implemented to correct for its alignment, and allows the DIRC to reach its design performance, a pion versus kaon separation power of 4{sigma} at a momentum of 3 GeV/c. The search for CP violation in the decay channel B{sup 0} to {rho}{pi} should result in constraints on the angle {alpha} of the unitary triangle, one of the parameters of the standard model. The goal of this analysis is to measure CP violating parameters along with the other parameters entering the description of the decay time probability distribution function. A maximum likelihood method combines the time information with e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} qq-bar b continuum background discriminating variables, some of which are summarized in a neural network. The other background, constituted of the other decay modes of the B, is taken into account with corrective terms in the fit. This analysis yields the best measurements for this channel up to date, and results in an indication of direct CP violation. In order to use these measurements to constrain the parameters of the standard model, the long distance contribution of the decay amplitudes has to be extracted from a model. For one such model. 'QCD factorization', a validation test confronts the model predictions with the experimental data on the charmless decays of the B mesons. The present status seems to be a disagreement, which could be reduced in the future with better experimental and theoretical knowledge of B decays. (author)
Full-Phase-Space Twist Expansion in Semileptonic and Radiative B-Meson Decays
We study the ΛQCD/MB corrections from subleading shape functions in inclusive B-meson decays. We propose a natural and smooth interpolation from the endpoint region to the full phase space, and derive expressions for the triple differential decay rate in B → Xu(ell)(bar ν)ell and the photon energy spectrum in B → Xsγ. Our results are valid to order ΛQCD/MB for hadronic invariant masses of order ΛQCDMB and to order ΛQCD2/MB2 for larger hadronic masses. They allow a systematic investigation of the transition between the separate regimes of the local and nonlocal expansions, and can be used to study decay distributions in any kinematic variables. We consider several examples of interest and point out that a combined measurement of hadronic energy and invariant mass provides an alternative to the extraction of |Vub| which is largely independent of shape-function effects and in principle allows a higher accuracy than the combined measurement of leptonic and hadronic invariant masses. We perform the expansion directly in QCD light-cone operators, and give a discussion of the general basis of light-cone operators. Reparametrization invariance under the change of the light-cone direction reduces the number of independent shape functions. We show that differing previous results for the lepton energy spectrum obtained from different choices of light-cone coordinates are in agreement
Study of orbitally excited $B$ mesons and evidence for a new $B\\pi$ resonance
Aaltonen, Timo Antero; Amidei, Dante E; Anastassov, Anton Iankov; Annovi, Alberto; Antos, Jaroslav; Apollinari, Giorgio; Appel, Jeffrey A; Arisawa, Tetsuo; Artikov, Akram Muzafarovich; Asaadi, Jonathan A; Ashmanskas, William Joseph; Auerbach, Benjamin; Aurisano, Adam J; Azfar, Farrukh A; Badgett, William Farris; Bae, Taegil; Barbaro-Galtieri, Angela; Barnes, Virgil E; Barnett, Bruce Arnold; Barria, Patrizia; Bartos, Pavol; Bauce, Matteo; Bedeschi, Franco; Behari, Satyajit; Bellettini, Giorgio; Bellinger, James Nugent; Benjamin, Douglas P; Beretvas, Andrew F; Bhatti, Anwar Ahmad; Bland, Karen Renee; Blumenfeld, Barry J; Bocci, Andrea; Bodek, Arie; Bortoletto, Daniela; Boudreau, Joseph Francis; Boveia, Antonio; Brigliadori, Luca; Bromberg, Carl Michael; Brucken, Erik; Budagov, Ioulian A; Budd, Howard Scott; Burkett, Kevin Alan; Busetto, Giovanni; Bussey, Peter John; Butti, Pierfrancesco; Buzatu, Adrian; Calamba, Aristotle; Camarda, Stefano; Campanelli, Mario; Canelli, Florencia; Carls, Benjamin; Carlsmith, Duncan L; Carosi, Roberto; Carrillo Moreno, Salvador; Casal Larana, Bruno; Casarsa, Massimo; Castro, Andrea; Catastini, Pierluigi; Cauz, Diego; Cavaliere, Viviana; Cavalli-Sforza, Matteo; Cerri, Alessandro; Cerrito, Lucio; Chen, Yen-Chu; Chertok, Maxwell Benjamin; Chiarelli, Giorgio; Chlachidze, Gouram; Cho, Kihyeon; Chokheli, Davit; Clark, Allan Geoffrey; Clarke, Christopher Joseph; Convery, Mary Elizabeth; Conway, John Stephen; Corbo, Matteo; Cordelli, Marco; Cox, Charles Alexander; Cox, David Jeremy; Cremonesi, Matteo; Cruz Alonso, Daniel; Cuevas Maestro, Javier; Culbertson, Raymond Lloyd; D'Ascenzo, Nicola; Datta, Mousumi; de Barbaro, Pawel; Demortier, Luc M; Marchese, Luigi Marchese; Deninno, Maria Maddalena; Devoto, Francesco; D'Errico, Maria; Di Canto, Angelo; Di Ruzza, Benedetto; Dittmann, Jay Richard; D'Onofrio, Monica; Donati, Simone; Dorigo, Mirco; Driutti, Anna; Ebina, Koji; Edgar, Ryan Christopher; Elagin, Andrey L; Erbacher, Robin D; Errede, Steven Michael; Esham, Benjamin; Farrington, Sinead Marie; Feindt, Michael; Fernández Ramos, Juan Pablo; Field, Richard D; Flanagan, Gene U; Forrest, Robert David; Franklin, Melissa EB; Freeman, John Christian; Frisch, Henry J; Funakoshi, Yujiro; Galloni, Camilla; Garfinkel, Arthur F; Garosi, Paola; Gerberich, Heather Kay; Gerchtein, Elena A; Giagu, Stefano; Giakoumopoulou, Viktoria Athina; Gibson, Karen Ruth; Ginsburg, Camille Marie; Giokaris, Nikos D; Giromini, Paolo; Giurgiu, Gavril A; Glagolev, Vladimir; Glenzinski, Douglas Andrew; Gold, Michael S; Goldin, Daniel; Golossanov, Alexander; Gomez, Gervasio; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim T; González López, Oscar; Gorelov, Igor V; Goshaw, Alfred T; Goulianos, Konstantin A; Gramellini, Elena; Grinstein, Sebastian; Grosso-Pilcher, Carla; Group, Robert Craig; Barreiro Guimaraes da Costa, Joao; Hahn, Stephen R; Han, Ji-Yeon; Happacher, Fabio; Hara, Kazuhiko; Hare, Matthew Frederick; Harr, Robert Francis; Harrington-Taber, Timothy; Hatakeyama, Kenichi; Hays, Christopher Paul; Heinrich, Joel G; Herndon, Matthew Fairbanks; Hocker, James Andrew; Hong, Ziqing; Hopkins, Walter Howard; Hou, Suen Ray; Hughes, Richard Edward; Husemann, Ulrich; Hussein, Mohammad; Huston, Joey Walter; Introzzi, Gianluca; Iori, Maurizio; Ivanov, Andrew Gennadievich; James, Eric B; Jang, Dongwook; Jayatilaka, Bodhitha Anjalike; Jeon, Eun-Ju; Jindariani, Sergo Robert; Jones, Matthew T; Joo, Kyung Kwang; Jun, Soon Yung; Junk, Thomas R; Kambeitz, Manuel; Kamon, Teruki; Karchin, Paul Edmund; Kasmi, Azeddine; Kato, Yukihiro; Ketchum, Wesley Robert; Keung, Justin Kien; Kilminster, Benjamin John; Kim, DongHee; Kim, Hyunsoo; Kim, Jieun; Kim, Min Jeong; Kim, Soo Bong; Kim, Shin-Hong; Kim, Young-Kee; Kim, Young-Jin; Kimura, Naoki; Kirby, Michael H; Knoepfel, Kyle James; Kondo, Kunitaka; Kong, Dae Jung; Konigsberg, Jacobo; Kotwal, Ashutosh Vijay; Kreps, Michal; Kroll, IJoseph; Kruse, Mark Charles; Kuhr, Thomas; Kurata, Masakazu; Laasanen, Alvin Toivo; Lammel, Stephan; Lancaster, Mark; Lannon, Kevin Patrick; Latino, Giuseppe; Heck, Martin; Lee, Hyun Su; Lee, Jaison; Leo, Sabato; Leone, Sandra; Lewis, Jonathan D; Limosani, Antonio; Lipeles, Elliot David; Lister, Alison; Liu, Hao; Liu, Qiuguang; Liu, Tiehui Ted; Lockwitz, Sarah E; Loginov, Andrey Borisovich; Lucà, Alessandra; Lucchesi, Donatella; Lueck, Jan; Lujan, Paul Joseph; Lukens, Patrick Thomas; Lungu, Gheorghe; Lys, Jeremy E; Lysak, Roman; Madrak, Robyn Leigh; Maestro, Paolo; Malik, Sarah Alam; Manca, Giulia; Manousakis-Katsikakis, Arkadios
2014-01-01
Using the full CDF Run II data sample, we report evidence for a new resonance, which we refer to as B(5970), found simultaneously in the $B^0\\pi^+$ and $B^+\\pi^-$ mass distributions with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. We further report the first study of resonances consistent with orbitally excited $B^{+}$ mesons and an updated measurement of the properties of orbitally excited $B^0$ and $B_s^0$ mesons. Using samples of approximately 8400 $B^{**0}$, 3300 $B^{**+}$, 1350 $B^{**0}_s$, 2600 $B(5970)^0$, and 1400 $B(5970)^+$ decays, we measure the masses and widths of all states, as well as the product of the relative production rate of $B_1$ and $B_2^*$ states times the branching fraction into a $B^{0,+}$ meson and a charged particle. Furthermore, we measure the branching fraction of the $B_{s2}^{*0} \\rightarrow B^{*+} K^-$ decay relative to the $B_{s2}^{*0} \\rightarrow B^{+} K^-$ decay, the production rate times the branching fraction of the B(5970) state relative to the $B_{2}^{*0,+}$ state, and th...
Measurement of CP-Violating Asymmetries In Neutral B Meson Decays Into Three Kaons
Thompson, Joshua M.
2008-12-01
The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics successfully describes all of the observed interactions of the fundamental particles (with the exception of non-zero neutrino mass). Despite this enormous success, the SM is widely viewed as an incomplete theory. For example, the size of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter is not nearly large enough to account for the abundance of matter observed throughout the universe. It is thus believed that as-yet-unknown physical phenomena must exist that introduce new asymmetries between matter and antimatter. In this thesis, by studying decays that happen only rarely in the SM, we make measurements of asymmetries between matter and antimatter that are potentially sensitive to the existence of processes beyond the SM. At the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B Factory at SLAC, electrons and positrons are collided at the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance to create pairs of B mesons. The BABAR detector is used to measure the subsequent decay products. Using 383 million {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} decays, we study the decay B{sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -}K{sup 0}. In the SM, this decay is dominated by loop amplitudes. Asymmetries between matter and antimatter (CP asymmetries) are extracted by measuring the time-dependence of the complex amplitudes describing the B{sup 0} and {bar B}{sup 0} decays as functions of their kinematics. The interference between decays with and without the mixing of neutral B mesons allows for the measurement of the angle {beta}{sub eff}, which is a measure of CP violation. We also measure the direct CP asymmetry A{sub CP}. Data samples reconstructed from three K{sup 0} modes (K{sub S}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}, K{sub S}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}, and K{sub L}{sup 0}) are fit simultaneously. They find A{sub CP} = -0.015 {+-} 0.077 {+-} 0.053 and {beta}{sub eff} = 0.352 {+-} 0.076 {+-} 0.026 rad, corresponding to a CP violation significance of 4.8{sigma}. A second solution near {pi}/2
This thesis presents first measurements of moments of the hadronic nX2 distribution measured in inclusive semileptonic decays of B mesons to final states containing a charm quark, B→Xclν. The variable nX2 is a combination of the invariant mass of the charmed meson mX, its energy in the B-meson rest-frame EX,BRF, and a constant Λ=0.65 GeV, nX2=mX2c4-2ΛEX,BRF+Λ2. The moments left angle nXk right angle with k=2,4,6 are measured as proposed by theory to constrain assumptions made in the theoretical description of inclusive observables in semileptonic B-meson decays. This description uses Heavy Quark Expansion (HQE), an effective QCD combined with an Operator Product Expansion. The measurement is based on a sample of 231.6 million e+e- → Υ(4S) → B anti B events recorded with the BABAR experiment at the PEP-II e+e--storage rings at SLAC. We reconstruct the semileptonic decay by identifying a charged lepton in events tagged by a fully reconstructed hadronic decay of the second B meson. Correction procedures are derived from Monte Carlo simulations to ensure an unbiased measurement of the moments of the nX2 distribution. All moments are measured requiring minimum lepton momenta between 0.8 GeV/c and 1.9 GeV/c in the rest frame of the B meson. Performing a simultaneous fit to the measured moments left angle nXk right angle up to order k = 6 combined with other measurements of moments of the lepton-energy spectrum in decays B→Xclν and moments of the photon-energy spectrum in decays B→ Xsγ, we determine the quark-mixing parameter vertical stroke Vcb vertical stroke, the bottom and charm quark masses, the semileptonic branching fraction B(B→Xclν), and four non-perturbative heavy quark parameters. Using HQE calculations in the kinetic scheme up to order 1=mb3 we find vertical stroke Vcb vertical stroke =(41.65±0.43±0.40±0.58).10-3 and mb=(4.570±0.033±0.043)GeV/c2, where the first uncertainty refers to experimental contributions, the second to
Klose, V.
2007-11-29
This thesis presents first measurements of moments of the hadronic n{sub X}{sup 2} distribution measured in inclusive semileptonic decays of B mesons to final states containing a charm quark, B{yields}X{sub c}l{sub {nu}}. The variable n{sub X}{sup 2} is a combination of the invariant mass of the charmed meson m{sub X}, its energy in the B-meson rest-frame E{sub X,BRF}, and a constant {lambda}=0.65 GeV, n{sub X}{sup 2}=m{sub X}{sup 2}c{sup 4}-2{lambda}E{sub X,BRF}+{lambda}{sup 2}. The moments left angle n{sub X}{sup k} right angle with k=2,4,6 are measured as proposed by theory to constrain assumptions made in the theoretical description of inclusive observables in semileptonic B-meson decays. This description uses Heavy Quark Expansion (HQE), an effective QCD combined with an Operator Product Expansion. The measurement is based on a sample of 231.6 million e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} {upsilon}(4S) {yields} B anti B events recorded with the BABAR experiment at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -}-storage rings at SLAC. We reconstruct the semileptonic decay by identifying a charged lepton in events tagged by a fully reconstructed hadronic decay of the second B meson. Correction procedures are derived from Monte Carlo simulations to ensure an unbiased measurement of the moments of the n{sub X}{sup 2} distribution. All moments are measured requiring minimum lepton momenta between 0.8 GeV/c and 1.9 GeV/c in the rest frame of the B meson. Performing a simultaneous fit to the measured moments left angle n{sub X}{sup k} right angle up to order k = 6 combined with other measurements of moments of the lepton-energy spectrum in decays B{yields}X{sub c}l{sub {nu}} and moments of the photon-energy spectrum in decays B{yields} X{sub s}{gamma}, we determine the quark-mixing parameter vertical stroke V{sub cb} vertical stroke, the bottom and charm quark masses, the semileptonic branching fraction B(B{yields}X{sub c}l{sub {nu}}), and four non-perturbative heavy quark parameters. Using HQE
Klose, Verena [Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)
2011-08-12
This thesis presents first measurements of moments of the hadronic n_{X}^{2} distribution measured in inclusive semileptonic decays of B mesons to final states containing a charm quark, B → X_{c}ℓν. The variable n_{X}^{2} is a combination of the invariant mass of the charmed meson m_{X}, its energy in the B-meson rest-frame E_{X;BRF}, and a constant ~Λ = 0.65 GeV, n_{X}^{2} = m_{X}^{2}c^{4}-2~ΛE_{X,BRF} + ~Λ^{2}. The moments
Vector D and B mesons in asymmetric and hot dense medium
Chhabra, Rahul; Kumar, Arvind
2016-03-01
We calculate the effect of density and temperature of isospin asymmetric non-strange medium on the shift in masses and decay constants of vector D and B mesons using chiral SU(3) model and QCD sum rule approach. In the present investigation the values of quark and gluon condensates are calculated from the chiral SU(3) model and these condensates are further used as input in the QCD Sum rule framework. These condensates are further used to calculate the in medium masses and decay constants of vector D and B mesons. These in medium properties of vector D and B mesons are helpful to understand the experimental observables of the experiments like CBM and PANDA under FAIR project at GSI, Germany. The results which are observed in present work are also compared with the previous predictions.
D* and B* mesons in strange hadronic medium at finite temperature
Chhabra, Rahul; Kumar, Arvind
2016-03-01
We calculate the effect of density and temperature of isospin symmetric strange medium on the shift in masses and decay constants of vector D and B mesons using chiral SU(3) model and QCD sum rule approach. In the present investigation the values of quark and gluon condensates are calculated from the chiral SU(3) model and these condensatesare further used as input in the QCD Sum rule framework to calculate the in-medium masses and decay constants of vector D and B mesons. These in medium properties of vector D and B mesons may be helpful to understand the experimental observables of the experiments like CBM and PANDA under FAIR project at GSI, Germany. The results which are observed in present work are also compared with the previous predictions.
D* and B* mesons in strange hadronic medium at finite temperature
Chhabra Rahul
2016-01-01
Full Text Available We calculate the effect of density and temperature of isospin symmetric strange medium on the shift in masses and decay constants of vector D and B mesons using chiral SU(3 model and QCD sum rule approach. In the present investigation the values of quark and gluon condensates are calculated from the chiral SU(3 model and these condensatesare further used as input in the QCD Sum rule framework to calculate the in-medium masses and decay constants of vector D and B mesons. These in medium properties of vector D and B mesons may be helpful to understand the experimental observables of the experiments like CBM and PANDA under FAIR project at GSI, Germany. The results which are observed in present work are also compared with the previous predictions.
Chimera distribution amplitudes for the pion and the longitudinally polarized $\\rho$-meson
Stefanis, N G
2016-01-01
Using QCD sum rules with nonlocal condensates, we show that the distribution amplitude of the longitudinally polarized $\\rho$-meson may have a shorttailed platykurtic profile in close analogy to our recently proposed platykurtic distribution amplitude for the pion. Such a chimera distribution de facto amalgamates the broad unimodal profile of the distribution amplitude, obtained with a Dyson-Schwinger equations-based computational scheme, with the suppressed tails characterizing the bimodal distribution amplitudes derived from QCD sum rules with nonlocal condensates. We argue that pattern formation, emerging from the collective synchronization of coupled oscillators, can provide a single theoretical scaffolding to study unimodal and bimodal distribution amplitudes of light mesons without recourse to particular computational schemes and the reasons for them.
Chimera distribution amplitudes for the pion and the longitudinally polarized ρ-meson
Stefanis, N. G.; Pimikov, A. V.
2016-01-01
Using QCD sum rules with nonlocal condensates, we show that the distribution amplitude of the longitudinally polarized ρ-meson may have a shorttailed platykurtic profile in close analogy to our recently proposed platykurtic distribution amplitude for the pion. Such a chimera distribution de facto amalgamates the broad unimodal profile of the distribution amplitude, obtained with a Dyson-Schwinger equations-based computational scheme, with the suppressed tails characterizing the bimodal distribution amplitudes derived from QCD sum rules with nonlocal condensates. We argue that pattern formation, emerging from the collective synchronization of coupled oscillators, can provide a single theoretical scaffolding to study unimodal and bimodal distribution amplitudes of light mesons without recourse to particular computational schemes and the reasons for them.
Weak decays of the Bc meson to Bs and B mesons in the relativistic quark model
Semileptonic and non-leptonic decays of the Bc meson to Bs and B mesons, caused by the c→s,d quark transitions, are studied in the framework of the relativistic quark model. The heavy quark expansion in inverse powers of the active c and spectator anti b quark is used to simplify calculations while the final s and d quarks in the Bs and B mesons are treated relativistically. The decay form factors are explicitly expressed through the overlap integrals of the meson wave functions in the whole accessible kinematical range. The obtained results are compared with the predictions of other approaches. (orig.)
Charmed decays of the B-meson in the quark model
Grach, I.M. [Inst. for Theor. Phys., Moscow (Russian Federation); Narodetskii, I.L. [Inst. for Theor. Phys., Moscow (Russian Federation); Ter-Martirosyan, K.A. [Inst. for Theor. Phys., Moscow (Russian Federation); Simula, S. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Roma (Italy)
1997-04-01
Exclusive and inclusive, semileptonic and non-leptonic, charmed decays of the B-meson are investigated in the context of a phenomenological quark model. Bound-state effects are taken care of by adopting a single (model-dependent) non-perturbative wave function, describing the motion of the light spectator quark in the B-meson. A nice reproduction of both exclusive and inclusive semileptonic data is obtained. Our predictions for the electron spectrum are presented and compared with those of the Isgur-Scora-Grinstein-Wise quark model. Finally, our approach is applied to the calculation of inclusive non-leptonic widths, obtaining a remarkable agreement with experimental findings. (orig.).
Properties of multihadron final states in B-meson decays. Spectra of produced pions
Dobrovolskaya, A.V. (Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Lab. de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies Institut Teoreticheskoj i Ehksperimental' noj Fiziki, Moscow (USSR)); Ter-Martirosyan, K.A.; Zoller, V.R. (Institut Teoreticheskoj i Ehksperimental' noj Fiziki, Moscow (USSR))
1992-02-01
The general approach to calculation of inclusive spectra of particles produced in multihadron decays of B mesons is developed. This approach is based on concept of the qanti q-string production and fragmentation combined with standard electroweak theory. Parameters of fragmentation functions are inferred from the theory of hadroproduction in high energy hadronic collisions. Numerical results for spectra of pions produced in B-meson nonleptonic and semileptonic decays, induced by either b{yields}c or b{yields}u transitions, are presented. (orig.).
Charmed decays of the B-meson in the quark model
Exclusive and inclusive, semileptonic and non-leptonic, charmed decays of the B-meson are investigated in the context of a phenomenological quark model. Bound-state effects are taken care of by adopting a single (model-dependent) non-perturbative wave function, describing the motion of the light spectator quark in the B-meson. A nice reproduction of both exclusive and inclusive semileptonic data is obtained. Our predictions for the electron spectrum are presented and compared with those of the Isgur-Scora-Grinstein-Wise quark model. Finally, our approach is applied to the calculation of inclusive non-leptonic widths, obtaining a remarkable agreement with experimental findings. (orig.)
Charmed decays of the B-meson in the quark model
Grach, I. L.; I. M. Narodetskii(ITEP, Moscow); Ter-Martirosyan, K. A.; Simula, S.
1996-01-01
Exclusive and inclusive, semileptonic and non-leptonic, charmed decays of the B-meson are investigated in the context of a phenomenological quark model. Bound-state effects are taken care of by adopting a single (model-dependent) non-perturbative wave function, describing the motion of the light spectator quark in the B-meson. A nice reproduction of both exclusive and inclusive semileptonic data is obtained. Our predictions for the electron spectrum are presented and compared with those of th...
Light-Cone Distribution Amplitudes for the Light $1^1P_1$ Mesons
Yang, Kwei-Chou
2005-01-01
We present a study of light-cone distribution amplitudes of the light $1^1P_1$ mesons. The first few Gegenbauer moments of leading twist light-cone distribution amplitudes are calculated by using the QCD sum rule technique.
The general method of analysis of B-meson decay into multihadron final states, based on quark model, combined with electroweak theory and with I/Nf expansion is presented. The spectra of electrons produced in the semileptonic B-meson decays in both b→c and b→u transition are calculated and value λ=|Vub/Vcb|≅0.12±0.05 is obtained by fit of ARGUS data. The use of experimental data on ε(K0-antiK0 of K0-antiK0 mixing and of B0-antiB0 oscillations allows one to predict from this also value of t-quark mass, of KM matrix element |Vtd|=0.015±0.002 and of CP violating phase δ in the KM matrix: m=140±30 GeV, and π-δ=(15±2)deg. The developed approach is used also for calculations of distribution of pions in multihadron final states, produced in different types of B-meson decays, in multiplicities, in charges and in energies. (author) 11 refs.; 8 figs
Decays of B mesons to two light pseudoscalars
The decays B→PP, where P denotes a light pseudoscalar meson, are analyzed. Numerous triangle relations for amplitudes hold within flavor SU(3) symmetry, relating (for example) the decays B+→π+π0, π0K+, and π+K0. Such relations can improve the possibilities for learning about phases of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix and for early detection of CP-violating asymmetries. Within the context of a graphical analysis of decays, relations are analyzed among SU(3) amplitudes which hold if some graphs are neglected. These relations allow the determination of weak and strong phases from rate measurements alone. Estimates of SU(3) breaking are included
Colloquium: Time-reversal violation with quantum-entangled B mesons
Bernabéu, J.; Martínez-Vidal, F.
2015-01-01
Symmetry transformations have been proven a bedrock tool for understanding the nature of particle interactions, formulating, and testing fundamental theories. Based on the up to now unbroken C P T symmetry, the violation of the C P symmetry between matter and antimatter by weak interactions, discovered in the decay of kaons in 1964 and observed more recently in 2001 in B mesons, strongly suggests that the behavior of these particles under weak interactions must also be asymmetric under time reversal T . However, until recent years there has not been a direct detection of the expected time-reversal violation in the time evolution of any system. This Colloquium examines the field of time-reversal symmetry breaking in the fundamental laws of physics. For transitions, its observation requires an asymmetry with exchange of initial and final states. A discussion is given of the conceptual basis for such an exchange with unstable particles, using the quantum properties of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement available at B meson factories combined with the decay as a filtering measurement. The method allows a clear-cut separation of different transitions between flavor and C P eigenstates in the decay of neutral B mesons. These ideas have been implemented for the experiment by the BABAR Collaboration at SLAC's B factory. The results, presented in 2012, prove beyond any doubt the violation of time-reversal invariance in the time evolution between these two states of the neutral B meson.
Measurements of B meson decays to (omega)K* and (omega)(rho)
Aubert, B; Cheng, C H; Lange, D J; Simani, M C; . Wright, D M; Abrams, G S; Borgland, A W; Breon, A B; Brown, D N; Button-Shafer, J; Cahn, R H; Charles, E; Day, C T; Gill, M S; Gritsan, A V; Groysman, Y; Jacobsen, R G; Kadel, R W; Kadyk, J; Kerth, L T; Kolomensky, Y G; Kukartsev, G; Lynch, G; Mir, L M; Oddone, P J; Orimoto, T J; Pripstein, M; Roe, N A; Ronan, M T; Wenzel, W A; Abe, T; Aston, D; Bartoldus, R; Berger, N; Boyarski, A M; Buchmueller, O L; Claus, R; Convery, M R; Cristinziani, M; De Nardo, G; Dong, D; Dorfan, J; Dujmic, D; Dunwoodie, W; Fan, S; Field, R C; Glanzman, T; Gowdy, S J; Hadig, T; Halyo, V; Hast, C; Hryn' ova, T; Innes, W R; Kelsey, M H; Kim, P; Kocian, M L; Keith, D W . S; Libby, J; Luitz, S; Luth, V; Lynch, H L; Marsiske, H; Messner, R; Muller, D R; O' Grady, C P; Ozcan, V E; Perazzo, A; Perl, M; Petrak, S; Ratcliff, B N; Roodman, A; Salnikov, A A; Schindler, R H; Schwiening, J; Snyder, A; Soha, A; Stelzer, H; Strube, J; Su, D; Sullivan, M K; Va' vra, J; Wagner, S R; Weaver, M; Wisniewski, W J; Wittgen, M; Wright, D H; Yarritu, A K; Young, C C; Collaboration, B
2006-03-14
The authors describe searches for B meson decays to the charmless vector-vector final states {omega}K* and {omega}{rho} in 89 million B{bar B} pairs produced in e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation at {radical}s = 10.58 GeV.
Argus-Fest. 20 years of B meson mixing 1987-2007. Proceedings
The following topics were dealt with: ARGUS data, launching DORIS and ARGUS, B physics, discovery of B mixing, sociology of the ARGUS collaboration, CLEO B physics, from ARGUS to B-meson factories, the B factory era, B physics at the Tevatron, future of B physics programs, future of flavour physics. (HSI)
Heavy-quark expansion for D and B mesons in nuclear matter
Buchheim Thomas
2014-01-01
Full Text Available The planned experiments at FAIR enable the study of medium modifications of D and B mesons in (dense nuclear matter. Evaluating QCD sum rules as a theoretical prerequisite for such investigations encounters heavy-light four-quark condensates. We utilize an extended heavy-quark expansion to cope with the condensation of heavy quarks.
Argus-Fest. 20 years of B meson mixing 1987-2007. Proceedings
Lehner, F.; Faverot-Spengler, S. (eds.)
2007-11-15
The following topics were dealt with: ARGUS data, launching DORIS and ARGUS, B physics, discovery of B mixing, sociology of the ARGUS collaboration, CLEO B physics, from ARGUS to B-meson factories, the B factory era, B physics at the Tevatron, future of B physics programs, future of flavour physics. (HSI)
Amplitude and phase dynamics in oscillators with distributed-delay coupling
Kyrychko, Y. N.; Blyuss, K B; Schoell, E.
2012-01-01
This paper studies the effects of distributed delay coupling on the dynamics in a system of non-identical coupled Stuart-Landau oscillators. For uniform and gamma delay distribution kernels, conditions for amplitude death are obtained in terms of average frequency, frequency detuning and parameters of the coupling, including coupling strength and phase, as well as the mean time delay and the width of the delay distribution. To gain further insight into the dynamics inside amplitude death regi...
The CDF silicon vertex trigger for B-mesons physics study
The CDF scientific program includes particularly the study of some key topics of the Standard Model: 1) constraint of the CKM matrix: CP violation in B sector (B0 → π+π-) and Bs mixing (Bs0 → Ds-π+, Bs0 → Ds-π+π-π+); 2) t-quark physics (t → Wb); and processes beyond the Standard Model - e.g., Higgs searching (MSSM) in the H → b bar b mode. All the above processes have the common feature - the presence of b-quarks (B-mesons). B hadrons of sufficiently high transverse momentum are characterized by a large mean value of distribution of the impact parameter with respect to the beam axis. That means events containing this kind of particles can be recognized and separated from non-long-lived background simply by cutting on the track's impact parameter. The upgraded CDF is equipped by the so-called Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT), a unique electronic device for real time track reconstruction using the data from two CDF track detectors: the silicon strip vertex detector and drift chamber. The SVT is a level-2 trigger which within 10 μs reconstructs the tracks and obtains the transverse momentum (pt), azimuthal angle (φ) and impact parameter (d) with 30 μm precision. The simulation studies show the background reduction by factor 1000 for B0 π+π- by demand d > 100 μm for at least two tracks. This trigger is the first one of this sort ever used for hadron collider experiments: it enables to trigger on the secondary vertex, which opens the unique new opportunities in the heavy quark physics study. The basic logic, architecture and perspectives of SVT application are briefly described
Light-cone distribution amplitudes of the ground state bottom baryons in HQET
Ali, A.; Wang, W. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Hambrock, C. [Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); Parkhomenko, A.Ya. [P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State Univ., Yaroslavl (Russian Federation)
2012-12-15
We provide the definition of the complete set of light-cone distribution amplitudes (LCDAs) for the ground state heavy bottom baryons with the spin-parities J{sup P}=1/2{sup +} and J{sup P}=3/2{sup +} in the heavy quark limit. We present the renormalization effects on the twist-2 light-cone distribution amplitudes and use the QCD sum rules to compute the moments of twist-2, twist-3, and twist-4 LCDAs. Simple models for the heavy baryon distribution amplitudes are analyzed with account of their scale dependence.
Effect of attenuation correction on surface amplitude distribution of wind waves
Varkey, M.J.
Some selected wave profiles recorded using a ship borne wave recorder are analysed to study the effect of attenuation correction on the distribution of the surface amplitudes. A new spectral width parameter is defined to account for wide band...
Blossier, B
2006-06-15
We have studied some phenomenological aspects of the B meson physics by using lattice QCD, which is a non perturbative method (based on the first principles of Quantum Field Theory) of computing Green functions of the theory. Pionic couplings g{sub 1} and g{sub 2}, parameterizing the effective chiral Lagrangian which describes interactions between heavy-light mesons and soft pions, have been computed beyond the quenched approximation (at N{sub f} = 2). We have renormalized the operator q-bar{gamma}{sub {mu}}{gamma}{sup 5}q non perturbatively by using chiral Ward identities. We obtain g{sub 1} = 0.4/0.6 and g{sub 2} = -0.1/-0.3. We have estimated from an un-quenched simulation (at N{sub f} = 2) the strange quark mass: the non perturbative renormalisation scheme RI-MOM has been applied. After the matching in the MS scheme the result is m{sub s}(2 GeV) = 101 {+-} 8(-0,+25) MeV. We have proposed a method to calculate on the lattice the Heavy Quark Effective Theory form factors of the semileptonic transitions B {yields} D{sup **} at zero recoil. The renormalisation constant of the operator h-bar{gamma}{sub i}{gamma}{sup 5}D{sub j}h has been computed at one-loop order of the perturbation theory. We obtain {tau}{sub 1/2}(1) = 0.3/0.5 and {tau}{sub 3/2}(1) 0.5/0.7. Eventually the bag parameter B{sub B{sub s}} associated the B{sub s} - B{sub s}-bar mixing amplitude in the Standard Model has been estimated in the quenched approximation by using for the strange quark an action which verifies the chiral symmetry at finite lattice spacing a. Thus systematic errors are significantly reduced in the renormalisation procedure because the spurious mixing of the four-fermion operator h-bar{gamma}{sub {mu}}{sub L}qh-bar{gamma}{sub {mu}}{sub L}q with four-fermion operators of different chirality is absent. The result is B{sub B{sub s}} = 0.92(3). (author)
Analysis of $\\Delta^{+}(1232)$ Isobar Observables, with Improved Quark Distribution Amplitudes
Stefanis, N. G.; Bergmann, M.
1992-01-01
A model distribution amplitude for the $\\Delta^{+}(1232)$ isobar is proposed, derived on the basis of the QCD sum-rule calculations of Farrar et al. combined with those of Carlson and Poor. The transition form factor $\\gamma p\\Delta^{+}$ is calculated modeling the proton by selected distribution amplitudes. Furthermore, predictions are made for some exclusive charmonium decays into $\\Delta\\bar{\\Delta}$. The obtained results are compared with other theoretical models and with the available data.
How to isolate penguin diagrams through exclusive B meson decays
Present limits on epsilon'/epsilon in K0 decays point out to a small penguin diagram in agreement with perturbative QCD calculations and unable to explain the ΔI = 1/2 rule. We propose new tests on the role of this contribution by isolating it in some CP conserving amplitudes. Unlike the case of kaon decays, there are exclusive modes in ΔS = 1 B decays (like Bsub(d)0 -> PHIKsub(s)0, K-π+), not suppressed by Kobayashi-Maskawa mixing angles, where only the penguin contributes. Experimental limits on or the observation of modes of this type compared to decays like Bsub(d)0 -> PSIKsub(s)0, D+F-, that can occur in the Born approximation, can help to elucidate whether the origin of the ΔI = 1/2 rule comes from long-distance non-perturbative effects specific to K decays or from a new phenomenon, common to K and B decays. Moreover, unlike the case of K decays, which involve only pseudo-Goldstone bosons, in B decays we can have a variety of final states that occur through the penguin mechanism and exhibit different chiral structures. (orig.)
Observation of B-meson decay into J/psi
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, we have observed the colour suppressed decay B->J/psiX, with a branching ratio of (1.37sub(-0.5)sup(+0.6))% for the mixture of charged and neutral B's produced on the Y(4S). From the momentum distribution of the J/psi we conclude that Br(B->J/psiX)2. (orig.)
Neutral B meson mixing with static heavy and domain-wall light quarks
Ishikawa, Tomomi; Izubuchi, Taku; Lehner, Christoph; Soni, Amarjit
2013-01-01
Neutral B meson mixing matrix elements and B meson decay constants are calculated. Static approximation is used for b quark and domain-wall fermion formalism is employed for light quarks. The calculations are done on 2+1 flavor dynamical ensembles, whose lattice spacings are 0.086 fm and 0.11 fm with a fixed physical spatial volume of about (2.7 fm)^3. In the static quark action, link-smearings are used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. We employ two kinds of link-smearings and their results are combined in taking a continuum limit. For the matching between the lattice and the continuum theory, one-loop perturbative calculations are used including O(a) improvements to reduce discretization errors. We obtain SU(3) braking ratio \\xi=1.222(60) in the static limit of b quark.
Radiative and Leptonic B-meson Decays from the B-factories
Walsh, John; /INFN, Pisa
2011-11-14
Radiative and leptonic decays of B-mesons represent an excellent laboratory for the search for New Physics. I present here recent results on radiative and leptonic decays from the Belle and BABAR collaborations. Radiative penguin and leptonic B-meson decays are excellent probes for investigating the effects of New Physics. Although current measurements are in agreement with the Standard Model expectations, they are still quite useful for setting bounds on possible NP models. The B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} and B {yields} {tau}{nu} measurements, for example, put strong constraints on the mass of charged Higgs bosons in Type II two-Higgs double models. The B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} branching fraction measurements also constrain models with universal extra dimensions.
Contribution of hadronic intermediate states in nonleptonic weak decays of K, charm and B mesons
We demonstrate that contributions of hadronic intermediate states are important in nonleptonic weak decays of K and charm mesons. Among various hadrons, exotic mesons can play an essential role in charm meson decays and also in the small violation of the so-called |ΔI| = 1/2 rule in K → ππ decays. The same technique is applied to B meson decays. (author)
B Meson Decays to mega K*, omega rho, omega omega, omega phi, and omega f0
Aubert, B.; Barate, R.; Bona, M.; Boutigny, D.; Couderc, F.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A.; /Annecy, LAPP; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona; Palano, A.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Chen, J.C.; Qi, N.D.; Rong, G.; Wang, P.; Zhu, Y.S.; /Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys.; Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B.; /Bergen U.; Abrams,; /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /Bristol U. /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UCLA /UC, Riverside /UC, San Diego
2006-07-28
The authors describe searches for B meson decays to the charmless vector-vector final states {omega}K*, {omega}p, {omega}{omega}, and {omega}{phi} with 233 x 10{sup 6} B{bar B} pairs produced in e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation at {radical}s = 10.58 GeV. They also search for the vector-scalar B decay to {omega}f{sub 0}.
B-meson mass and decay constant from lattice QCD. A preliminary study
We present the results of the first computation on large lattices of the B-meson binding energy and decay constant following the method proposed by Eichten. The results obtained at β=6 on a 20x102x40 lattice and at β=6.2 on a 162x48 lattice show that it is necessary to have a statistical sample which is much larger than in similar computations with light mesons in order to obtain results of comparable precision. (orig.)
Measurement of the overlineB0 and B- meson lifetimes
Buskulic, D.; Decamp, D.; Goy, C.; Lees, J.-P.; Minard, M.-N.; Mours, B.; Pietrzyk, B.; Alemany, R.; Ariztizabal, F.; Comas, P.; Crespo, J. M.; Delfino, M.; Fernandez, E.; Fernandez-Bosman, M.; Gaitan, V.; Garrido, Ll.; Mattison, T.; Pacheco, A.; Padilla, C.; Pascual, A.; Creanza, D.; de Palma, M.; Farilla, A.; Iaselli, G.; Maggi, G.; Maggi, M.; Natali, S.; Nuzzo, S.; Quattromini, M.; Ranieri, A.; Raso, G.; Romano, F.; Ruggieri, F.; Selvaggi, G.; Silvestris, L.; Tempesta, P.; Zito, G.; Chai, Y.; Hu, H.; Huang, D.; Huang, X.; Lin, J.; Wang, T.; Xie, Y.; Xu, D.; Xu, R.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, W.; Bauerdick, L. A. T.; Blucher, E.; Bonvicini, G.; Boudreau, J.; Casper, D.; Drevermann, H.; Forty, R. W.; Ganis, G.; Gay, C.; Hagelberg, R.; Harvey, J.; Haywood, S.; Hilgart, J.; Jacobsen, R.; Jost, B.; Knobloch, J.; Lehraus, I.; Lohse, T.; Lusiani, A.; Martinez, M.; Mato, P.; Meinhard, H.; Minten, A.; Miotto, A.; Miquel, R.; Moser, H.-G.; Palazzi, P.; Perlas, J. A.; Pusztaszeri, J.-F.; Ranjard, F.; Redlinger, G.; Rolandi, L.; Rothberg, J.; Ruan, T.; Saich, M.; Schlatter, D.; Schmelling, M.; Sefkow, F.; Tejessy, W.; Wachsmuth, H.; Wiedenmann, W.; Wildish, T.; Witzeling, W.; Wotschack, J.; Ajaltouni, Z.; Badaud, F.; Bardadin-Otwinowska, M.; El Fellous, R.; Falvard, A.; Gay, P.; Guicheney, C.; Henrard, P.; Jousset, J.; Michel, B.; Montret, J.-C.; Pallin, D.; Perret, P.; Podlyski, F.; Proriol, J.; Prulhière, F.; Saadi, F.; Fearnley, T.; Hansen, J. D.; Hansen, J. R.; Hansen, P. H.; Møllerud, R.; Nilsson, B. S.; Efthymiopoulos, I.; Kyriakis, A.; Simopoulou, E.; Vayaki, A.; Zachariadou, K.; Badier, J.; Blondel, A.; Bonneaud, G.; Brient, J. C.; Fouque, G.; Orteu, S.; Rougé, A.; Rumpf, M.; Tanaka, R.; Verderi, M.; Videau, H.; Candlin, D. J.; Parsons, M. I.; Veitch, E.; Moneta, L.; Parrini, G.; Corden, M.; Georgiopoulos, C.; Ikeda, M.; Lannutti, J.; Levinthal, D.; Mermikides, M.; Sawyer, L.; Wasserbaech, S.; Antonelli, A.; Baldini, R.; Bencivenni, G.; Bologna, G.; Bossi, F.; Campana, P.; Capon, G.; Cerutti, F.; Chiarella, V.; D'Ettorre-Piazzoli, B.; Felici, G.; Laurelli, P.; Mannocchi, G.; Murtas, F.; Murtas, G. P.; Passalacqua, L.; Pepe-Altarelli, M.; Picchi, P.; Colrain, P.; Ten Have, I.; Lynch, J. G.; Maitland, W.; Morton, W. T.; Raine, C.; Reeves, P.; Scarr, J. M.; Smith, K.; Smith, M. G.; Thompson, A. S.; Turnbull, R. M.; Brandl, B.; Braun, O.; Geweniger, C.; Hanke, P.; Hepp, V.; Kluge, E. E.; Maumary, Y.; Putzer, A.; Rensch, B.; Stahl, A.; Tittel, K.; Wunsch, M.; Belk, A. T.; Beuselinck, R.; Binnie, D. M.; Cameron, W.; Cattaneo, M.; Colling, D. J.; Dornan, P. J.; Dugeay, S.; Greene, A. M.; Hassard, J. F.; Lieske, N. M.; Nash, J.; Payne, D. G.; Phillips, M. J.; Sedgbeer, J. K.; Tomalin, I. R.; Wright, A. G.; Girtler, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Rudolph, G.; Bowdery, C. K.; Brodbeck, T. J.; Finch, A. J.; Foster, F.; Hughes, G.; Jackson, D.; Keemer, N. R.; Nuttall, M.; Patel, A.; Sloan, T.; Snow, S. W.; Whelan, E. P.; Kleinknecht, K.; Raab, J.; Renk, B.; Sander, H.-G.; Schmidt, H.; Steeg, F.; Walther, S. M.; Wanke, R.; Wolf, B.; Aubert, J.-J.; Bencheikh, A. M.; Benchouk, C.; Bonissent, A.; Carr, J.; Coyle, P.; Drinkard, J.; Etienne, F.; Nicod, D.; Papalexiou, S.; Payre, P.; Roos, L.; Rousseau, D.; Schwemling, P.; Talby, M.; Adlung, S.; Assmann, R.; Bauer, C.; Blum, W.; Brown, D.; Cattaneo, P.; Dehning, B.; Dietl, H.; Dydak, F.; Frank, M.; Halley, A. W.; Lauber, J.; Lütjens, G.; Lutz, G.; Männer, W.; Richter, R.; Rotscheidt, H.; Schröder, J.; Schwarz, A. S.; Settles, R.; Seywerd, H.; Stierlin, U.; Stiegler, U.; Denis, R. St.; Wolf, G.; Boucrot, J.; Callot, O.; Cordier, A.; Davier, M.; Duflot, L.; Grivaz, J.-F.; Heusse, Ph.; Jaffe, D. E.; Janot, P.; Kim, D. W.; Le Diberder, F.; Lefrançois, J.; Lutz, A.-M.; Schune, M.-H.; Veillet, J.-J.; Videau, I.; Zhang, Z.; Abbaneo, D.; Bagliesi, G.; Batignani, G.; Bosisio, L.; Bottigli, U.; Bozzi, C.; Calderini, G.; Carpinelli, M.; Ciocci, M. A.; Dell'Orso, R.; Ferrante, I.; Fidecaro, F.; Foà, L.; Focardi, E.; Forti, F.; Giassi, A.; Giorgi, M. A.; Gregorio, A.; Ligabue, F.; Mannelli, E. B.; Marrocchesi, P. S.; Messineo, A.; Palla, F.; Rizzo, G.; Sanguinetti, G.; Spagnolo, P.; Steinberger, J.; Tenchini, R.; Tonelli, G.; Triggiani, G.; Vannini, C.; Venturi, A.; Verdini, P. G.; Walsh, J.; Betteridge, A. P.; Carter, J. M.; Green, M. G.; March, P. V.; Mir, Ll. M.; Medcalf, T.; Quazi, I. S.; Strong, J. A.; West, L. R.; Botterill, D. R.; Clifft, R. W.; Edgecock, T. R.; Edwards, M.; Fisher, S. M.; Jones, T. J.; Norton, P. R.; Salmon, D. P.; Thompson, J. C.; Bloch-Devaux, B.; Colas, P.; Duarte, H.; Kozanecki, W.; Lançon, E.; Lemaire, M. C.; Locci, E.; Perez, P.; Perrier, F.; Rander, J.; Renardy, J.-F.; Rosowsky, A.; Roussarie, A.; Schuller, J.-P.; Schwindling, J.; Si Mohand, D.; Vallage, B.; Johnson, R. P.; Litke, A. M.; Taylor, G.; Wear, J.; Ashman, J. G.; Babbage, W.; Booth, C. N.; Buttar, C.; Carney, R. E.; Cartwright, S.; Combley, F.; Hatfield, F.; Thompson, L. F.; Barberio, E.; Böhrer, A.; Brandt, S.; Cowan, G.; Grupen, C.; Lutters, G.; Rivera, F.; Schäfer, U.; Smolik, L.; Della Marina, R.; Giannini, G.; Gobbo, B.; Ragusa, F.; Bellantoni, L.; Chen, W.; Cinabro, D.; Conway, J. S.; Cowen, D. F.; Feng, Z.; Ferguson, D. P. S.; Gao, Y. S.; Grahl, J.; Harton, J. L.; Jared, R. C.; Leclaire, B. W.; Lishka, C.; Pan, Y. B.; Pater, J. R.; Saadi, Y.; Sharma, V.; Schmitt, M.; Shi, Z. H.; Walsh, A. M.; Weber, F. V.; Sau Lan Wu; Wu, X.; Zheng, M.; Zobernig, G.; Aleph Collaboration
1993-06-01
The lifetimes of the overlineB0 and B- mesons have been measured with the ALEPH detector at LEP. Semileptonic decays of overlineB0 and B- mesons were partially reconstructed by identifying events containing a lepton with an associated D ∗+or D 0 meson. The proper time of the B meson was estimated from the measured decay length and the momentum and mass of the D-lepton system. A fit to the proper time of 77 D ∗+ℓ - and 77 D0ℓ - candidates, combined with a constraint on the lifetime ratio ( {τ -}/{τ 0}) arising from the relative rates of observed D ∗+ℓ - and D0ℓ - events, yielded the following lifetimes: τ 0=1.52 -0.18+0.20( stat.) -0.13+0.07( syst.) ps, τ - = 1.47 -0.19+0.22( stat.) -0.14+0.15( syst.) ps, {τ -}/{τ 0} = 0.96 -0.15+0.19( stat.) -0.12+0.18( syst.) .
Measurements of the $B$ meson production cross-sections at LHCb
LIU, Bo; ROBBE, Patrick; HE, Jibo
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), one of the most fundamental components of the Standard Model theory of Particle Physics, is dedicated to describe the strong interactions among quarks and gluons. For the $B$ meson production cross-sections in hadron-hadron collisions, perturbative QCD (pQCD) calculations are available at next-to-leading order (NLO) and with the fixed-order plus next-to-leading logarithms (FONLL) approximations. Measuring $B$ meson production cross-sections at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is of great importance to test the pQCD calculations. The LHCb detector is a single-arm forward spectrometer. It collects the physical information of the products in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The differential and total production cross-sections of $B$ mesons (including $B^+$, $B^0$ and $B_s^0$) in proton-proton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=7\\,{\\rm TeV}$ are studied using 35${\\rm pb}^{-1}$ of data in 2010 and 370${\\rm pb}^{-1}$ of data in 2011 collected by the LHCb detector, and reported in this dissert...
Study of the doubly-charmed decays of B mesons with the experiment BABAR in SLAC
The BABAR experiment at SLAC (Stanford linear acceleration center) has been studying since 1999 B meson decays from e+e- collisions at the γ(4S) resonance. The first goal of the collaboration was to measure the sin (2β) CP-violation parameter within the standard model. This measurement requires to know with precision the absolute length scale of the detector. A method to test this scale was developed using nuclear interactions in the beam-pipe material. The longitudinal length scale was then determined at the 1 % level precision. The systematic error associated with length measurement in the detector concerning B meson lifetime and B meson oscillation frequency is then negligible with respect to the other errors. The K meson content of B decays is a key ingredient of the sin (2β) measurement and is used to tag the flavour of the other B in events containing a B decaying to a CP eigenstate. The K charge is correlated to the B flavour. Wrong sign kaons, which can dilute B tagging, can come from wrong sign D decays (B→ DX). Doubly charmed decays (B→ D(*)D-bar(*) K are one possibility to produce wrong sign D decays. The twenty-two decay modes are reconstructed exclusively. The total branching fraction is measured with enough precision to establish that B→ D(*)D-bar(*) K decays are not the only source of wrong sign D mesons in B decays. (author)
Grenier, Philippe
2006-04-15
This document is organized into 4 parts. The first part is dedicated to the Babar experiment that is installed on the e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at Stanford linear accelerator center. The formalism of the standard model and the CP violation in the B meson system are first introduced, then the Babar experiment is described and its main results are recalled: sin(2{beta}) 0.722 {+-} 0.040 {+-} 0.023; {alpha} = (103 + 11 - 9) degrees; {gamma} = (52 + 23 - 18) degrees. The author highlights 2 issues in which he was involved: the detector background noise induced by the machine and the beam injection system. The second part deals with DIRC (detector of internally reflected Cherenkov light) that is used for particle identification. The phenomenology of hadron decay of B mesons is described in the third part, the hypothesis of the factorization approximation is challenged. The last part is dedicated to experimental results concerning the measurement of branching ratios, the search for suppressed modes and the determination of decay amplitudes.
Measured signal amplitude distributions for a coherent FM-cw CO2 laser radar.
Letalick, D; Renhorn, I; Steinvall, O
1986-11-01
Measurements of signal amplitude distributions with a FM-cw CO2 laser radar have been made against various targets in both imaging and staring modes. Data show good agreement with theoretical distributions. From the measurements conclusions are drawn about the atmospheric- as well as target-induced effects. Beam wandering effects are shown to be of importance in the staring mode. PMID:18235723
Light Cone Distribution Amplitudes of Excited P-Wave Heavy Quarkonia at the Leading Twist
Olpak, M A; Tanriverdi, V
2016-01-01
Leading twist light cone distribution amplitudes (LCDAs) are key ingredients in calculating various hadronic amplitudes using light cone QCD sum rules. This work concentrates on calculating the leading twist LCDAs of P-wave heavy quarkonia. Quark model wavefunctions for the ground, first and second excited states of P-wave charmonia and bottomonia have been calculated, and are used for calculating the relevant LCDAs and leptonic decay constants.
Lees, J.P.
2012-07-13
We report measurements of partial branching fractions for inclusive charmless semileptonic B decays {bar B} {yields} X{sub u}{ell}{bar {nu}}, and the determination of the CKM matrix element |V{sub ub}|. The analysis is based on a sample of 467 million {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} decays recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} storage rings. We select events in which the decay of one of the B mesons is fully reconstructed and an electron or a muon signals the semileptonic decay of the other B meson. We measure partial branching fractions {Delta}{Beta} in several restricted regions of phase space and determine the CKM element |V{sub ub}| based on four different QCD predictions. For decays with a charged lepton momentum p*{sub {ell}} > 1.0 GeV in the B meson rest frame, we obtain {Delta}{Beta} = (1.80 {+-} 0.13{sub stat.} {+-} 0.15{sub sys.} {+-} 0.02{sub theo.}) x 10{sup -3} from a maximum likelihood fit to the two-dimensional M{sub X} - q{sup 2} distribution. Here, M{sub X} refers to the invariant mass of the final state hadron X and q{sup 2} is the invariant mass squared of the charged lepton and neutrino. From this measurement we extract |V{sub ub}| = (4.31 {+-} 0.25{sub exp.} {+-} 0.16{sub theo.}) x 10{sup -3} as the arithmetic average of four results obtained from four different QCD predictions of the partial rate. We separately determine partial branching fractions for {bar B}{sup 0} and B{sup -} decays and derive a limit on the isospin breaking in {bar B} {yields} X{sub u}{ell}{bar {nu}} decays.
Amplitude death in systems of coupled oscillators with distributed-delay coupling
Kyrychko, Y. N.; Blyuss, K B; Schoell, E.
2012-01-01
This paper studies the effects of coupling with distributed delay on the suppression of oscillations in a system of coupled Stuart-Landau oscillators. Conditions for amplitude death are obtained in terms of strength and phase of the coupling, as well as the mean time delay and the width of the delay distribution for uniform and gamma distributions. Analytical results are confirmed by numerical computation of the eigenvalues of the corresponding characteristic equations. These results indicate...
The Evolution of the Pion Distribution Amplitude in Next-to-Leading Order
Müller, Dieter
1994-01-01
The evolution of the pion distribution amplitude in next-to-leading order is studied for a fixed and a running coupling constant. In both cases, the evolution provides a logarithmic modification in the endpoint region. Assuming a simple parameterization of the distribution amplitude at a scale of $Q_0\\sim 0.5\\ \\rm GeV$, it is shown numerically that these effects are large enough at $Q\\sim 2\\ \\rm GeV$ that they have to be taken into account in the next-to-leading-order analysis for exclusive p...
Frequency-coded quantum key distribution using amplitude-phase modulation
Morozov, Oleg G.; Gabdulkhakov, Il'daris M.; Morozov, Gennady A.; Zagrieva, Aida R.; Sarvarova, Lutsia M.
2016-03-01
Design principals of universal microwave photonics system for quantum key distribution with frequency coding are concerned. Its concept is based on the possibility of creating the multi-functional units to implement the most commonly used technologies of frequency coding: amplitude, phase and combined amplitude-phase modulation and re-modulation of optical carrier. The characteristics of advanced systems based on classical approaches and prospects of their development using a combination of amplitude modulation and phase commutation are discussed. These are the valuations how to build advanced systems with frequency coding quantum key distribution, including at their symmetric and asymmetric constructions, using of the mechanisms of the photon polarization states passive detection, based on the filters for wavelength division multiplexing of modulated optical carrier side components.
Production of high energy η' in B meson decays from BaBar experiment
The work presented in this thesis relies on the analysis of data collected between october 1999 and July 2002 by the BaBar experiment at the PEP-II collider located at SLAC (Stanford, California). Electron-positron collisions at a center of mass energy equal to the Υ(4S) resonance mass are used for the production of B meson pairs. In July 2001, the BaBar collaboration published the first measurement of CP violation in the neutral B mesons system. Since then, the precision of the measurement has been continually being improved with the increasing data sample. Two devices are dedicated to the reconstruction of charged particles: the Silicon Vertex Tracker and the Drift Chamber. The Silicon Vertex Tracker is crucial for the reconstruction of the B meson decay vertex. Its motion with regard to the Drift Chamber needs a rolling calibration of the corresponding alignment parameters roughly every two hours. The relation between the Drift Chamber geometry and the alignment has been studied. Beside CP violation, Heavy Flavour Physics is an other important issue of BaBar research program. Rare decays are of particular interest as they are sensible to a new physics beyond the Standard Model. The production of high energy η' in B decays has been studied through the two main contributions, B→ η' Xs coming from the rare decay b → sg*, and B-bar0 → η'D0 coming from the internal tree color suppressed decay b → cud. The improvement of the measurement of the process B → η'X-s and the first. observation of the decay B-bar0 → η'D0 have led to the conclusion that the η' production is dominated by the decay b → sg* and enables to constrain its quark content. (author)
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2003-01-01
We report measurements of branching fractions and charge asymmetries of exclusive decays of neutral and charged B mesons into two-body final states containing a charmonium state and a light strange meson. The charmonium mesons considered are J/Psi, Psi(2S) and Chi_c1, and the light meson is either K or K*. We use a sample of about 124 million BBbar events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
First evidence of χc production in B meson decays
Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, we have obtained the first evidence for B meson decays into χc mesons. The inclusive branching ratio for the decay B→χc1X was measured to be (1.05±0.35±0.25)% assuming no χc2 production. In addition, four candidates for the exclusive decay B±→χc1K± have been observed, corresponding to a branching ratio of (0.19±0.13±0.06)%. (orig.)
Decay constants of B-mesons from non-perturbative HQET with two light dynamical quarks
Bernardoni, Fabio; Blossier, Benoit; Sommer, Rainer; Bulava, John; Della Morte, Michele; Fritzsch, Patrick; Garron, Nicolas; Gérardin, Antoine; Heitger, Jochen; von Hippel, Georg(PRISMA Cluster of Excellence, Institut für Kernphysik, University of Mainz, Becherweg 45, Mainz, 55099, Germany); Simma, Hubert
2014-01-01
We present a computation of B-meson decay constants from lattice QCD simulations within the framework of Heavy Quark Effective Theory for the b-quark. The next-to-leading order corrections in the HQET expansion are included non-perturbatively. Based on Nf=2 gauge field ensembles, covering three lattice spacings a≈(0.08–0.05) fm and pion masses down to 190 MeV , a variational method for extracting hadronic matrix elements is used to keep systematic errors under control. In addition we perform ...
Right-handed current effect on inclusive decays of the B meson
Recent experimental values for the inclusive semileptonic decay branching ratio of the B meson are low compared to the spectator model expectation. That branching ratio is investigated in the right-handed current model. The right-handed current could enhance the non-leptonic decay mode, thereby suppressing the semileptonic branching ratio. Then, the quark mixing matrix of the right-handed sector is restricted to be of one special type and the right-handed neutrino has to be the heavy Dirac one. (orig.)
Search for B Meson Decays to eta' eta' K
Aubert, B.
2006-05-05
The authors describe searches for decays of B mesons to the charmless final states {eta}'{eta}'K. The data consist of 228 million B{bar B} pairs produced in e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation, collected with the BABAR detector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The 90% confidence level upper limits for the branching fractions are {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} {eta}'{eta}'K{sup 0}) < 31 x 10{sup -6} and {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {eta}'{eta}'K{sup +}) < 25 x 10{sup -6}.
Decay constants of B-mesons from non-perturbative HQET with two light dynamical quarks
Bernardoni, F.; Blossier, B.; Bulava, J.;
2014-01-01
We present a computation of B-meson decay constants from lattice QCD simulations within the framework of Heavy Quark Effective Theory for the b-quark. The next-to-leading order corrections in the HQET expansion are included non-perturbatively. Based on Nf=2 gauge field ensembles, covering three...... limits. Our final results read fB=186(13)MeV, fBs=224(14)MeV and fBs/fB=1.203(65). A comparison with other results in the literature does not reveal a dependence on the number of dynamical quarks, and effects from truncating HQET appear to be negligible....
Exclusive Semileptonic Decays of B Mesons to Orbitally and Radial Excited D
Di Pierro, Massimo; Pierro, Massimo Di; Leibovich, Adam K.
2002-01-01
In this paper we compute, within in the context of a relativistic quark model, the Isgur-Wise functions for exclusive semileptonic $\\bar B \\to X_c$ decays, where $X_c$ is any charmed mesons with total spin $J=0,1,2$ or one of their first excited states. The relevant matrix elements are computed by a direct numerical integration, in coordinate space, of the convolution of the wave function of the $B$ meson at rest and the wave function of the $X_c$ meson, boosted according with its recoil factor. Our results are compared with other predictions found in the existing literature.
Using a New Smearing Technique to Find Moments of the Quark Distribution Amplitude of the Pion
We study the distribution of momentum between valence quarks of the ground state and the first excited state of the pion using Lattice QCD on the anisotropic lattice. Our final goal is to extract the second moment of distribution amplitudes of the ground state and first excited state of the pion for exclusive processes at high momentum transfer. At this stage of the project, we can compute the ground state pion decay constant in a lattice renormalization scheme up to an overall normalization constant.We employ a variational technique that will allow us to determine the decay constant and second moment of the distribution amplitude of the first excited state of the pion also. We use a new smearing technique in order to minimize pollution of the data from higher-lying excited states. The anisotropy of the lattice is a novel feature of our approach, and strongly increases sensitivity to excited states through a better temporal resolution.
The calculation of the quark distribution amplitudes of decuplet baryons by means of QCD sum rules
Using the QCD sum rule technique, we derive the quark distribution amplitudes of the decuplet memebers Δ(1232), Σ*(1385), Ξ*(1530) and Ω(1672). Generalizing the treatment of the Bethe-Salpeter amplitude, we can distinguish spin- and orbital- angular momentum parts of the quark distributions and establish separate sum rules for the contributions. Projecting out the angular momentum 1/2 contributions, we obtain sum rules which are saturated by the lowest resonance in the given iso spin channel, thus resolving deficiencies of the standard approach. We find that for helicity 1/2 the spin part of the quark distributions is asymmetric. Also the orbital angular momentum contributions are extremely asymmetric and tend to decrease the asymmetry of the spin part. As a result of SU(3) symmetry breaking, configuration mixing occurs and the decuplet baryons Σ* and Ξ* receive octet contributions. The antisymmetric part of these octet contributions is calculated. (orig.)
Open bottom states and the anti-B meson propagation in hadronic matter
Torres-Rincon, Juan M; Romanets, Olena
2014-01-01
The interaction and propagation of anti-B mesons with light mesons, N and Delta baryons is studied within a unitarized approach based on effective models that are compatible with chiral and heavy-quark symmetries. We find several heavy-quark spin doublets in the open-bottom sectors, where anti-B and anti-B* mesons are present. In the meson sector we find several resonant states, among them, a B0 and a B1 with masses 5530 MeV and 5579 MeV as well as Bs0* and Bs1* narrow states at 5748 MeV and 5799 MeV, respectively. They form two doublets with no experimental identification yet, the first one being the bottom counterpart of the D0(2400) and D1(2430) states, and the second bottom doublet associated to the ubiquitous Ds0* (2317) and the Ds1 (2460). In the baryon sector, several Lambda_b and Sigma_b doublets are identified, among them the one given by the experimental Lambda_b(5910) and Lambda*_b(5921). Moreover, one of our states, the Sigma_b*(5904), turns out to be the bottom counterpart of the Sigma*(1670) and...
External meeting - Geneva University: Semileptonic and Radiative B-meson decays
2007-01-01
GENEVA UNIVERSITY ECOLE DE PHYSIQUE Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 - Tél : 022 379 62 73 - Fax: 022 379 69 92 Wednesday 4 April 2007 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium Semileptonic and Radiative B-meson decays by Dr Antonio Limosani / K2K, Japon The success of the B Factories at KEK and SLAC has furthered our knowledge of CP violation, a necessary ingredient for the creation of a matter-dominanted universe. Ever increasing data samples has ushered in a new era of precision CP measurements, in which the unitarity of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix is examined for signs of New Physics. One of the crucial pieces of information, surprisingly, comes not from CP violation but from studies of semileptonic decays of the B mesons. I will discuss how various measurements of semileptonic and radiative B decays combine together to provide a precision measurement of the CKM matrix element |Vcb| and to determine the value of s...
Photon-tagged and B-meson-tagged b-jet production at the LHC
Jinrui Huang
2015-11-01
Full Text Available Tagged jet measurements in high energy hadronic and nuclear reactions provide constraints on the energy and parton flavor origin of the parton shower that recoils against the tagging particle. Such additional insight can be especially beneficial in illuminating the mechanisms of heavy flavor production in proton–proton collisions at the LHC and their modification in the heavy ion environment, which are not fully understood. With this motivation, we present theoretical results for isolated-photon-tagged and B-meson-tagged b-jet production at sNN=5.1 TeV for comparison to the upcoming lead–lead data. We find that photon-tagged b-jets exhibit smaller momentum imbalance shift in nuclear matter, and correspondingly smaller energy loss, than photon-tagged light flavor jets. Our results show that B-meson tagging is most effective in ensuring that the dominant fraction of recoiling jets originate from prompt b-quarks. Interestingly, in this channel the large suppression of the cross section is not accompanied by a significant momentum imbalance shift.
Letter of intent for a study of CP violation in B meson decays
A major unresolved issue in the understanding of the Universe is how the current Universe evolved from the matter-antimatter symmetric Big Bang. CP-violating effects have played a key role in the development of the Universe. Since the Kobayashi-Maskawa hypothesis of six quarks has been substantiated, the K-M model for CP violation is now considered to be an essential part of the Standard Model. Observations indicated that it would be feasible to carry out the decisive tests of the K-M model by studying B meson decay. The observation of CP-violating asymmetry in B meson decay would be the first successful demonstration of a CP-violating effect outside K0 meson system, and would be the dramatic confirmation of the K-M model. In light of the strong competition in this research, the upgrade of the TRISTAN facility and the construction of a detector must be ready as early as possible. In this letter of intent for the experiment at National Laboratory for High Energy Physics B Factory, the goals of this experiment, detector requirements and optimization, accelerator-detector interface, the reference design, physics simulation, and cost, schedule and organization are described. (K.I.) 140 refs
Inclusive decays of the B meson and possible life-time difference between Bd0 and B± mesons
We study branching ratios of the inclusive semileptonic decay and the inclusive anti ccanti s decay of the B meson in the spectator model, focusing on the life-time difference between Bd0 and B+ mesons. In the case of τsub(B±)/τsub(Bd0)=1, it is impossible to get the branching ratio below 12% for B→eνX without going over 20% for B→anti ccanti s, which is unfavored by the inclusive K- decay of the B meson. It is found that the sizable life-time difference leads to the reasonable inclusive semileptonic decay rate and the inclusive anti ccanti s decay rate. (orig.)
AlessioGallina
2013-12-01
Full Text Available In this study we investigated whether the spatial distribution of surface electromyographic (EMG amplitude can be used to describe the activation of muscle portions with different biomechanical actions. Ten healthy subjects performed isometric contractions aimed to selectively activate a number of forearm muscles or muscle subportions. Monopolar electromyographic signals were collected with an electrode grid of 128 electrodes placed on the proximal, dorsal portion of the forearm. The monopolar EMG amplitude (root mean square value distribution was calculated for each contraction, and high-amplitude channels were identified through an automatic procedure; the position of the EMG source was estimated with the barycenter of these channels. Each of the contractions tested was associated to a specific EMG amplitude distribution, whose location in space was consistent with the expected anatomical position of the main agonist muscle (or subportion. The position of each source was significantly different from the others in at least one direction (ANOVA; transversally to the forearm: P < 0.01, F = 125.92; longitudinally: P < 0.01, F = 35.83. With such an approach, we could distinguish the spatial position of EMG distributions related to the activation of contiguous muscles (e.g.: extensor carpi ulnaris and extensor digitorum communis, different heads of the same muscle (i.e.: extensor carpi radialis brevis and longus and different functional compartments (i.e.: extensor digitorum communis, middle and ring fingers. These findings are discussed in terms of how forces along a given direction can be produced by recruiting population of motor units clustered not only in specific muscles, but also in muscle sub-portions. In addition, this study supports the use of high-density EMG systems to characterize the activation of muscle subportions with different biomechanical actions.
The method of determination of the amplitude and phase distribution in antenna aperture plane
Shirokov, Igor B.
2003-01-01
This paper presents the method of determination of the amplitude and plane distribution in antenna plane aperture. This method is based on homodyne one, where the initial microwave oscillation is heterodyne one. The mobile probe unit consists of proper antenna probe and reflecting controlled phase shifter. The initial microwave oscillation is shifted on low frequency with reflecting controlled phase shifter. The initial phase and frequency of microwave oscillations are eliminated. Low frequen...
Different amplitude and time distribution of the sound of light and classical music
Diodati, Paolo; Piazza, Stefano
2000-01-01
Several pieces of different musical kinds were studied measuring $N(A)$, the output amplitude of a peak detector driven by the electric signal arriving to the loudspeaker. Fixed a suitable threshold $\\bar{A}$, we considered $N(A)$, the number of times that $A(t)>\\bar{A}$, each of them we named event and $N(t)$, the distribution of times $t$ between two consecutive events. Some $N(A)$ and $N(t)$ distributions are displayed in the reported logarithmic plots, showing that jazz, pop, rock and oth...
This work is dedicated to the measurement of the fragmentation function of the quark b, with the ALEPH detector, at LEP. The main aspects of this measure is to be as independent as possible from any model. For this, we reconstruct the semi-leptonic decay modes of the B meson, in the ways lvD deg., lvD*+ and lvD+. In a first step, we describe the criteria used to select those modes. Then, we determine the fragmentation function by measuring the ratio XB = 2 EB / √ S, where EB is the B meson energy and √ s/2 the useful energy in the center of mass. The measure of EB needs a precise reconstruction of the neutrino energy, which is not detected. We present here the method that we used for this reconstruction. Once the acceptance correction is applied, we obtain, for the variable XB, a distribution with mean value: B > = 0.711 ± 0.009 (stat). To be as independent as possible of the model (Peterson function) used n the Monte-Carlo determination of the acceptance, we do an iterative calculation of the acceptance. We obtain B> = 0.712 ± 0.009(stat) ± 0.017 (syst). Furthermore, this measure depends of the D** contribution, badly known for now. Therefore, we search this contribution, using the events selected before, on the one hand by a direct observation, on the other hand by reconstructing the mass of the B meson. (author)
Experimental access to Transition Distribution Amplitudes with the \\={P}ANDA experiment at FAIR
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2014-01-01
We address the possibility of accessing nucleon-to-pion ($\\pi N$) Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDAs) from $\\bar{p}p \\to e^+e^- \\pi^0$ reaction with the future \\={P}ANDA detector at the FAIR facility. At high center of mass energy and high invariant mass of the lepton pair $q^2$, the amplitude of the signal channel $\\bar{p}p \\to e^+e^- \\pi^0$ admits a QCD factorized description in terms of $\\pi N$ TDAs and nucleon Distribution Amplitudes (DAs) in the forward and backward kinematic regimes. Assuming the validity of this factorized description, we perform feasibility studies for measuring $\\bar{p}p \\to e^+e^- \\pi^0$ with the \\={P}ANDA detector. Detailed simulations on signal reconstruction efficiency as well as on rejection of the most severe background channel, {\\it i.e.} $\\bar{p}p \\to \\pi^+\\pi^- \\pi^0$ were performed for the center of mass energy squared $s = 5$ GeV$^2$ and $s = 10$ GeV$^2$, in the kinematic regions $3.0 0.5 $ in the proton-antiproton center of mass frame. Results of the simulation sho...
Observation of inclusive B meson decays into Λc+ baryons
We report the first direct observation of B meson decays into Λc+ baryons using the decay channel Λc+ → pK-π+. The product of branching ratios Br(B → Λc+X).Br(Λc+ → pK-π+) = (0.30±0.12±0.06)% is derived from an observed signal of 208±89 events. Using previous measurements of inclusive baryon rates we find a branching ratio for Λc+ → pK-π+ of (4.1±2.4)%. The measured Λc+ momentum spectrum indicates that multi-particle final states dominate the decays B→Λc+X. (orig.)
$\\Delta S = 2$ decays of $B^-$ meson in MSSM and two Higgs doublet model
Fajfer, S
2001-01-01
In view of the extreme smallness of $\\Delta S = 2$ transitions of $B$ meson in the Standard Model, we consider their occurence in several extensions of it. Thus, we analyze the three - body $B^- \\to K^- K^- \\pi^+$ and two - body $B^- \\to K^{*-} \\barK^{*0}$, $B^- \\to K^- \\bar K^{0}$, $B^- \\to K^{*-} \\bar K^{0}$, $B^- \\to K^{-} \\bar K^{*0}$ decay modes both in the Standard Model and in the Minimal Supersymmetric Model with and without ${\\cal R}$ parity conservation and in two Higgs doublet models. All five modes are found to have a branching ratio of the order of $10^{-13}$ in the Standard Model, while the expected branching ratio in the different extensions vary between $10^{-9} - 10^{-6}$, for a given reasonable choice of parameters.
Decays of B mesons to two pseudoscalars in broken SU(3) symmetry
The decays of B mesons to two-body hadronic final states are analyzed within the context of broken flavor SU(3) symmetry, extending a previous analysis involving pairs of light pseudoscalars to decays involving one or two charmed quarks in the final state. A systematic program is described for learning information from decay rates regarding (i) SU(3)-violating contributions, (ii) the magnitude of exchange and annihilation diagrams (effects involving the spectator quark), and (iii) strong final-state interactions. The implication of SU(3)-breaking effects for the extraction of weak phases is also examined. The present status of data on these questions is reviewed and suggestions for further experimental study are made
Selected Theoretical Issues in B-meson Physics: CKM matrix and Semileptonic Decays
Narodetskii, I M
2003-01-01
These notes are a written version of a lecture given at the International Seminar {\\it Modern Trends and Classical Approach} devoted to the 80$^{th}$ anniversary of Prof. Karen Ter-Martirosyan, ITEP September 30 -- October 1, 2002. The notes represent a non-technical review of our present knowledge on the phenomenology of weak decays of quarks, and their r\\^ole in the determination of the parameters of the Standard Model. They are meant as an introduction to some of the latest results and applications in the field. Specifically, we focus on CP violation in B-decays and the determination of the CKM matrix element $V_{cb}$ from semileptonic decays of $B$ mesons. We also briefly discuss phenomenological applications concerning the electron-energy spectra in semileptonic $B$ and $B_c$ decays.
Investigation of Semileptonic B Meson Decays to p -Wave Charm Mesons
We have studied semileptonic B meson decays with a p -wave charm meson in the final state using 3.29x106 BB events collected with the CLEOII detector at the Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring. We find a value for the exclusive semileptonic product branching fraction B(B-→D01 ell -νell) B(D01→D*+ π-)=(0.373±0.085± 0.052±0.024)% and an upper limit for B(B-→D*02 ell -νell) B(D*02→D*+ π-)2 spectrum for B-→D01 ell - νell . copyright 1998 The American Physical Society
Two-Body B Meson Decays to η and η' : Observation of B→η'K
In a sample of 6.6x106 produced B mesons we have observed decays B→η'K , with branching fractions B(B+→η' K+)=(6.5+1.5-1.4 ±0.9)x10-5 and B(B0→η' K0)=(4.7+2.7-2.0 ±0.9)x10-5 . We have searched with comparable sensitivity for 17 related decays to final states containing an η or η' meson accompanied by a single particle or low-lying resonance. Our upper limits for these constrain theoretical interpretations of the B→η'K signal. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society
B Meson Decays to mega K*, omega rho, omega omega, omega phi, and omega f0
The BABAR Collaboration; Aubert, B.
2006-01-01
We describe searches for B meson decays to the charmless vector-vector final states omega K*, omega rho, omega omega, and omega phi with 233 times 10^{6} BB pairs produced in e+e- annihilation at sqrt{s}=10.58 GeV. We also search for the vector-scalar B decay to omega f_0. We measure the following branching fractions in units of 10^{-6}: BR(B0 --> omega K*0) = 2.4 +/- 1.1 +/- 0.7 ( omega K*+) = 0.6 {+1.4}_{-1.2} {+1.1}_{-0.9} ( omega rho0) = -0.6 +/- 0.7 {+0.8}_{-0.3} ( omega rho+) = 10.6 +/-...
Observation of B-meson semileptonic decays to noncharmed final states
We report the first evidence of charmless semileptonic decays of B mesons. In the momentum interval 2.4--2.6 GeV/c where the background from b→clν is negligible, the average of the measured b→ueν and b→uμν partial branching ratios is ΔBub(2.4,2.6) =(1.8±0.4±0.3)x10-4. Inclusion of data from the interval 2.2--2.4 GeV/c, where the lepton yield is dominated by b→clν, gives ΔBub(2.2,2.6) =(3.3±0.8±0.8)x10-4. |Vub/Vcb| depends on the theoretical model of b→ulν decay and is approximately 0.1
Study of charm production through the decay of B mesons in the BABAR experiment
The BABAR experiment, located at SLAC (Stanford, California), has been dedicated, since 1999, to the study of B meson decays produced in electron positron collisions with an energy in the center of mass frame equal to the mass of Ε(4S) resonance. In this experiment, the charged particles identification is provided, in particular by the measurement of the energy loss per length unit in the drift chamber. In order to improve the calibration of this quantity, a selection of electrons/positrons from radiative Bhabha events was performed; with the new sample the charge asymmetry in the charged particles reconstruction was reduced. In B meson decays, the inclusive production of charmed particles (D0, D0-bar, D±, Ds±, Λc±) is measured with a new analysis method, made possible by the large statistics accumulated by the BABAR experiment. B and B-bar mesons are produced simultaneously from the Ε(4S) resonance. The events are selected by reconstructing completely one B in a hadronic channel. Charmed particles from the other B are then reconstructed with the remaining tracks. This enables the measurement of the total number of charm produced in B+ and in B0 decays separating the correlated charm production (quark transitions: b → cX) from the anti-correlated production (quark transitions: b → c-bar X). The results obtained on an integrated luminosity of 210 fb-1 are the following: NcB+ = 0.970 ± 0.042; Nc-barB+ 0.262 ± 0.034; NcB0 = 0.950 ± 0.057; Nc-barB0 0.285 ± 0.048. This new method also allows the measurement of the momentum of the charmed particles in the B rest frame. Access to the different production mechanisms of these particles is thereby provided. (author)
Sultana, S; Hellberg, M A
2012-01-01
The linear and nonlinear properties of large amplitude electron-acoustic waves are investigated in a magnetized plasma comprising two distinct electron populations (hot and cold) and immobile ions. The hot electrons are assumed to be in a non-Maxwellian state, characterized by an excess of superthermal particles, here modelled by a kappa-type long-tailed distribution function. Waves are assumed to propagate obliquely to the ambient magnetic field. Two types of electrostatic modes are shown to exist in the linear regime, and their properties are briefly analyzed. A nonlinear pseudopotential type analysis reveals the existence of large amplitude electrostatic solitary waves and allows for an investigation of their propagation characteristics and existence domain, in terms of the soliton speed (Mach number). The effects of the key plasma configuration parameters, namely, the superthermality index and the cold electron density, on the soliton characteristics and existence domain, are studied. The role of obliquen...
A consistent model for \\pi N transition distribution amplitudes and backward pion electroproduction
Lansberg, J P; Semenov-Tian-Shansky, K; Szymanowski, L
2011-01-01
The extension of the concept of generalized parton distributions leads to the introduction of baryon to meson transition distribution amplitudes (TDAs), non-diagonal matrix elements of the nonlocal three quark operator between a nucleon and a meson state. We present a general framework for modelling nucleon to pion ($\\pi N$) TDAs. Our main tool is the spectral representation for \\pi N TDAs in terms of quadruple distributions. We propose a factorized Ansatz for quadruple distributions with input from the soft-pion theorem for \\pi N TDAs. The spectral representation is complemented with a D-term like contribution from the nucleon exchange in the cross channel. We then study backward pion electroproduction in the QCD collinear factorization approach in which the non-perturbative part of the amplitude involves \\pi N TDAs. Within our two component model for \\pi N TDAs we update previous leading-twist estimates of the unpolarized cross section. Finally, we compute the transverse target single spin asymmetry as a fu...
The Pion-Photon Transition Distribution Amplitudes in the Nambu-Jona Lasinio Model
Courtoy, A
2007-01-01
We define the pion-photon Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDA) in a field theoretic formalism from a covariant Bethe-Salpeter approach for the determination of the bound state. We apply our formalism to the Nambu - Jona Lasinio model, as a realistic theory of the pion. The obtained vector and axial TDAs satisfy all features required by general considerations. In particular, sum rules and polynomiality condition are explicitly verified. We have numerically proved that the odd coefficients in the polynomiality expansion of the vector TDA vanish in the chiral limit. The role of PCAC and the presence of a pion pole are explicitly showed.
Pion-photon transition distribution amplitudes in the Nambu Jona-Lasinio model
Courtoy, A.; Noguera, S.
2007-11-01
We define the pion-photon transition distribution amplitudes (TDA) in a field theoretic formalism from a covariant Bethe-Salpeter approach for the determination of the bound state. We apply our formalism to the Nambu Jona-Lasinio model, as a realistic theory of the pion. The obtained vector and axial TDAs satisfy all features required by general considerations. In particular, sum rules and the polynomiality condition are explicitly verified. We have numerically proved that the odd coefficients in the polynomiality expansion of the vector TDA vanish in the chiral limit. The role of PCAC and the presence of a pion pole are explicitly shown.
Experimental access to Transition Distribution Amplitudes with the P̄ANDA experiment at FAIR
Singh, B. P.; Erni, W.; Zhao, J.; Schmitt, L.; Al-Turany, M; Cahit, U.; Capozza, L.; Dbeyssi, A.; Deppe, H.; Dzhygadlo, R.; Ehret, A; Flemming, H.; A. Gerhardt(Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt Germany); Albrecht, M. (Manuela); Götzen, K.
2015-01-01
Baryon-to-meson Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDAs) encoding valuable new information on hadron structure appear as building blocks in the collinear factorized description for several types of hard exclusive reactions. In this paper, we address the possibility of accessing nucleon-to-pion (pi N) TDAs from (p) over barp -> e(+)e(-)pi(0) reaction with the future PANDA detector at the FAIR facility. At high center-of-mass energy and high invariant mass squared of the lepton pair q(2), t...
Renormalization-group improved evolution of the meson distribution amplitude at the two-loop level
We discuss the two-loop evolution of the flavor-nonsinglet meson distribution amplitude in perturbative QCD. After reviewing previous two-loop computations, we outline the incompatibility of these solutions with the group property of the renormalization-group transformations. To cure this deficiency, we compute a correction factor for the non-diagonal part of the meson evolution equation and prove that with this modification the two-loop solution conforms with the group properties of the renormalization-group transformations. The special case of a fixed strong coupling (no Q2 dependence) is also discussed, and comparison is given to previously obtained results
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) with a relatively large number of light, resp. chiral, quark flavours is considered. A self-consistent solution of the quark, gluon and ghost propagator Dyson-Schwinger equations (DSEs) in Landau gauge exhibits a phase transition. Above the critical number of fermion flavours the non-perturbative running coupling develops a plateau over a wide momentum range, and the propagators follow a power law behaviour for these momenta. Novel order parameters for the center phase transition of QCD and related theories are derived. We prove the validity of the concept for QCD. To this end we perform a self-consistent treatment of the quark propagator DSE in Landau gauge at finite temperature. The impact of the two-loop diagrams in the Landau gauge gluon propagator DSE is investigated. We find that the squint diagram contributes sizeable in the mid-momentum regime, whereas the sunset diagram yields additional corrections only at the percent level. We present a self-consistent solution of the quark-gluon vertex function in quenched Landau gauge QCD. We find that dynamical chiral symmetry breaking leads to additional (non-perturbative) vertex structures which develop their maximal strength in the mid-momentum region. These structures trigger dynamical mass generation in the quark propagator. We are able to isolate the (few) decisive structures. Consequently, the complexity of the quark-gluon vertex tensor structure can be simplified considerably. We consider angular distributions of sequential (strange) B-meson decays using both, an effective (Hamiltonian) description as well as helictiy formalism techniques. We generalize the latter to describe the semileptonic decay B →K* (→Kπ) ℓ+ℓ-.(author)
A new design of a sensitive element for a fibre optical sensor of deformation loads is proposed. A distributed fibre optical measuring network, aimed at determining both the load application point and the load mass, has been developed based on these elements. It is shown that neural network methods of data processing make it possible to combine quasi-distributed amplitude sensors of different types into a unified network. The results of the experimental study of a breadboard of a fibre optical measuring network are reported, which demonstrate successful reconstruction of the trajectory of a moving object (load) with a spatial resolution of 8 cm, as well as the load mass in the range of 1 – 10 kg with a sensitivity of 0.043 kg-1. (laser optics 2012)
Kul' chin, Yurii N; Kolchinskiy, V A; Kamenev, O T; Petrov, Yu S
2013-02-28
A new design of a sensitive element for a fibre optical sensor of deformation loads is proposed. A distributed fibre optical measuring network, aimed at determining both the load application point and the load mass, has been developed based on these elements. It is shown that neural network methods of data processing make it possible to combine quasi-distributed amplitude sensors of different types into a unified network. The results of the experimental study of a breadboard of a fibre optical measuring network are reported, which demonstrate successful reconstruction of the trajectory of a moving object (load) with a spatial resolution of 8 cm, as well as the load mass in the range of 1 - 10 kg with a sensitivity of 0.043 kg{sup -1}. (laser optics 2012)
Measurement of Inclusive Radiative B -Meson Decay B -> X_s gamma
Ozcan, V.E.; /SLAC /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept.
2006-01-06
Radiative decays of the B meson, B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma}, proceed via virtual flavor changing neutral current processes that are sensitive to contributions from high mass scales, either within the Standard Model of electroweak interactions or beyond. In the Standard Model, these transitions are sensitive to the weak interactions of the top quark, and relatively robust predictions of the inclusive decay rate exist. Significant deviation from these predictions could be interpreted as indications for processes not included in the minimal Standard Model, like interactions of charged Higgs or SUSY particles. The analysis of the inclusive photon spectrum from B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} decays is rather challenging due to high backgrounds from photons emitted in the decay of mesons in B decays as well as e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation to low mass quark and lepton pairs. Based on 88.5 million B{bar B} events collected by the BABAR detector, the photon spectrum above 1.9 GeV is presented. By comparison of the first and second moments of the photon spectrum with QCD predictions (calculated in the kinetic scheme), QCD parameters describing the bound state of the b quark in the B meson are extracted: m{sub b} = (4.45 {+-} 0.16) GeV/c{sup 2}; {mu}{sub {pi}}{sup 2} = (0.65 {+-} 0.29) GeV{sup 2}. These parameters are useful input to non-perturbative QCD corrections to the semileptonic B decay rate and the determination of the CKM parameter |V{sub ub}|. Based on these parameters and heavy quark expansion, the full branching fraction is obtained as: {Beta}(B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma}){sup E{sub {gamma}}>1.6 GeV} = (4.05 {+-} 0.32(stat) {+-} 0.38(syst) {+-} 0.29(model)) x 10{sup -4}. This result is in good agreement with previous measurements, the statistical and systematic errors are comparable. It is also in good agreement with the theoretical Standard Model predictions, and thus within the present errors there is no indication of any interactions not accounted for in the
Experimental access to Transition Distribution Amplitudes with the PANDA experiment at FAIR
Baryon-to-meson Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDAs) encoding valuable new information on hadron structure appear as building blocks in the collinear factorized description for several types of hard exclusive reactions. In this paper, we address the possibility of accessing nucleon-to-pion (πN) TDAs from anti pp → e+e-π0 reaction with the future PANDA detector at the FAIR facility. At high center-of-mass energy and high invariant mass squared of the lepton pair q2, the amplitude of the signal channel anti pp → e+e-π0 admits a QCD factorized description in terms of πN TDAs and nucleon Distribution Amplitudes (DAs) in the forward and backward kinematic regimes. Assuming the validity of this factorized description, we perform feasibility studies for measuring anti pp → e+e-π0 with the PANDA detector. Detailed simulations on signal reconstruction efficiency as well as on rejection of the most severe background channel, i.e. anti pp → π+π-π0 were performed for the center-of-mass energy squared s = 5 GeV2 and s = 10 GeV2, in the kinematic regions 3.0 < q2 < 4.3 GeV2 and 5 < q2 GeV2, respectively, with a neutral pion scattered in the forward or backward cone vertical stroke cos θπ0 vertical stroke > 0.5 in the proton-antiproton center-of-mass frame. Results of the simulation show that the particle identification capabilities of the PANDA detector will allow to achieve a background rejection factor of 5 . 107 (1 . 107) at low (high) q2 for s = 5 GeV2, and of 1 . 108 (6 . 106) at low (high) q2 for s = 10 GeV2, while keeping the signal reconstruction efficiency at around 40%. At both energies, a clean lepton signal can be reconstructed with the expected statistics corresponding to 2 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The cross sections obtained from the simulations are used to show that a test of QCD collinear factorization can be done at the lowest order by measuring scaling laws and angular distributions. The future measurement of the signal channel
A study of CP violation in B meson decays. Technical design report
The progress in BELLE collaboration is mentioned. The primary goal of the BELLE experiment is to perform the definitive tests of the Kobayashi Masukawa model prediction for CP violations in the decay of B mesons. The requirements for and the design of the BELLE detector are explained. The BELLE group is an international collaboration consisting of about 150 researchers of 40 institutions in 7 countries. As for the interaction region, beam crossing angle, beamline magnets near the interaction region, beam crossing angle, beamline magnets near the interaction points, beam pipe and beam background such as synchrotron radiation and particle background are described. As for the vertex detector, the configuration of a silicon vertex detector, the design of the silicon sensors, the detector unit design, support structures, environmental control and monitoring system, the SVD data acquisition system, readout electronics, the DAQ software, trigger signal generation and research and development works and prospect are described. As for charged particle tracking, the baseline design of central tracker, beam test results, track reconstruction and simulation and CDC trigger are described. Particle identification, electromagnetic calorimetry, K sub (L) and muon detection, detector solenoid and iron structure, trigger, data acquisition, offline computation, and schedule, installation and cost are described. (K.I.)
Lepton universality violation and lepton flavor conservation in $B$-meson decays
Alonso, Rodrigo; Camalich, Jorge Martin
2015-01-01
Anomalies in (semi)leptonic $B$-meson decays present interesting patterns that might be revealing the shape of the new physics to come. In order to understand the experimental data, we explore symmetry arguments that lead to the hypothesis of minimal flavor violation. In particular, under the assumption of negligible neutrino mass effects in charged lepton processes, the presence of lepton universality violation without lepton flavor violation naturally arises. This can account for a deficit of $B^+\\to K^+\\mu\\mu$ over $B^+\\to K^+ee$ decays with new physics coupled predominantly to muons and a new physics scale of a few TeV. A prediction of this scenario is the modification of processes involving the third generation. In particular, accounting for the above ratio implies a large enhancement, by a factor $\\sim10^3$ with respect to the standard model, of all the $b\\to s\\tau\\tau$ decay rates. Although these are still below current experimental limits, they should be easily at reach in future experiments at $B$-fa...
Updated NNLO QCD predictions for the weak radiative B-meson decays
Misiak, M; Boughezal, R; Czakon, M; Ewerth, T; Ferroglia, A; Fiedler, P; Gambino, P; Greub, C; Haisch, U; Huber, T; Kaminski, M; Ossola, G; Poradzinski, M; Rehman, A; Schutzmeier, T; Steinhauser, M; Virto, J
2015-01-01
We perform an updated analysis of the inclusive weak radiative B-meson decays in the standard model, incorporating all our results for the O(alpha_s^2) and lower-order perturbative corrections that have been calculated after 2006. New estimates of non-perturbative effects are taken into account, too. For the CP- and isospin-averaged branching ratios, we find B_{s gamma} = (3.36 +_ 0.23) * 10^-4 and B_{d gamma} = 1.73^{+0.12}_{-0.22} * 10^-5, for E_gamma > 1.6 GeV. These results remain in agreement with the current experimental averages. Normalizing their sum to the inclusive semileptonic branching ratio, we obtain R_gamma = ( B_{s gamma} + B_{d gamma})/B_{c l nu} = (3.31 +_ 0.22) * 10^-3. A new bound from B_{s gamma} on the charged Higgs boson mass in the two-Higgs-doublet-model II reads M_{H^+} > 480 GeV at 95%C.L.
Polarized J/psi production from B mesons at the Tevatron
Krey, U
2003-01-01
In the framework of NRQCD and parton model, we estimate in detail,the production cross section for polarized J/psi from B meson decays. In order to contrast with data, we also take into account additional J/psi production due to decay of excited charmonium states. We calculate the helicity parameter, alpha, and as an application, we study our results for the Tevatron. This is in contrast to the earlier studies which were performed for prompt J/psi production from p pbar collisions. Our estimates are, for J/psi from B decays, alpha_{J/psi} = -0.04 +- 0.06 and for B decays to psi', alpha_{psi'}= -0.03 +- 0.07. These results have been evaluated in the J/psi transverse momentum interval, 10 GeV < k_T < 30 GeV. In the limit of the color singlet model, alpha shows a direct dependence on the Peterson parameter, thereby reflecting the dynamics of the b quark hadronization. With Run II of the Tevatron, it is expected that the fits for alpha will improve by about a factor of 50, leading to better limits on the ma...
Study of Exclusive Semileptonic B Meson Decays toTau Leptons
Mazur, Michael A.; /SLAC /UC, Santa Barbara
2007-10-15
We present the results of a search for four exclusive semileptonic decays B {yields} D{sup (*)}{tau}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {tau}} in 209 fb{sup -1} of data collected with the BABAR detector, corresponding to 232 million e+e- {yields} {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} events. We select events with a D{sup (*)} meson and a light lepton (e or {mu}) recoiling against a fully-reconstructed B meson. We perform a fit to the lepton spectrum and missing mass squared to discriminate signal events from backgrounds, predominantly B {yields} D{sup (*)}{tau}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {tau}}. A control sample of identified D**{ell}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}} events is included in the fit to estimate the background contribution from these decays. We measure {beta}(B {yields} D{sub {tau}{nu}}) = (0.86{+-}0.24{+-}0.11{+-}0.06)% and {beta}(B {yields} D*{sub {tau}{nu}}) = (1.62{+-}0.31{+-}0.10{+-}0.05)%, where the errors are statistical, systematic, and normalization-mode related, respectively, and where the results are expressed for the {bar B}{sup 0} lifetime.
Balbi, G
2007-01-01
The LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) experiment is one of the four experiments at the LHC, and is specifically dedicated to explore the B-meson dynamics. To this end, LHCb will exploit the large beauty production cross section, expected to be about 500 Âµb at 14 TeV p-p collisions. Differently from the B-factory case, the hadronization of the b-quarks at LHC will generate all the possible B-hadrons, remarkably the Bs and Bc mesons, where the present experimental knowledge is still rather poor. The number of b/b_bar pairs produced at the LHCb interaction point will be of the order of 10^12 per year, allowing for the search of extremely rare decays, with branching fractions at the level of 10^-9. In order to reduce the acquisition rate to a sustainable level (order of 2 kHz), maintaining at the same time a high efficiency on the signals of interest, LHCb is provided with an efficient and flexible trigger system. LHCb, by means of its vertex detector, will be able to reconstruct the proper time of decays wi...
Direct CP Violation in Charmless Three-body Decays of $B$ Mesons
Cheng, Hai-Yang; Zhang, Zhi-Qing
2016-01-01
Direct CP violation in charmless three-body hadronic decays of $B$ mesons is studied within the framework of a simple model based on the factorization approach. Three-body decays of heavy mesons receive both resonant and nonresonant contributions. Dominant nonresonant contributions to tree-dominated and penguin-dominated three-body decays arise from the $b\\to u$ tree transition and $b\\to s$ penguin transition, respectively. The former can be evaluated in the framework of heavy meson chiral perturbation theory with some modification, while the latter is governed by the matrix element of the scalar density $\\langle M_1M_2|\\bar q_1 q_2|0\\rangle$. Strong phases in this work reside in effective Wilson coefficients, propagators of resonances and the matrix element of scalar density. In order to accommodate the branching fraction and CP asymmetries observed in $B^-\\to K^-\\pi^+\\pi^-$, the matrix element $\\langle K\\pi|\\bar sq|0\\rangle$ should have an additional strong phase, which might arise from some sort of power c...
Decay constants of B-mesons from non-perturbative HQET with two light dynamical quarks
We present a computation of B-meson decay constants from lattice QCD simulations within the framework of Heavy Quark Effective Theory for the b-quark. The next-to-leading order corrections in the HQET expansion are included non-perturbatively. Based on Nf=2 gauge field ensembles, covering three lattice spacings a≈(0.08–0.05) fm and pion masses down to 190 MeV, a variational method for extracting hadronic matrix elements is used to keep systematic errors under control. In addition we perform a careful autocorrelation analysis in the extrapolation to the continuum and to the physical pion mass limits. Our final results read fB=186(13) MeV, fBs=224(14) MeV and fBs/fB=1.203(65). A comparison with other results in the literature does not reveal a dependence on the number of dynamical quarks, and effects from truncating HQET appear to be negligible
Decay constants of B-mesons from non-perturbative HQET with two light dynamical quarks
We present a computation of B-meson decay constants from lattice QCD simulations within the framework of Heavy Quark Effective Theory for the b-quark. The next-to-leading order corrections in the HQET expansion are included non-perturbatively. Based on Nf=2 gauge field ensembles, covering three lattice spacings a∼(0.08-0.05) fm and pion masses down to 190 MeV, a variational method for extracting hadronic matrix elements is used to keep systematic errors under control. In addition we perform a careful autocorrelation analysis in the extrapolation to the continuum and to the physical pion mass limits. Our final results read fB=186(13) MeV, fBs=224(14) MeV and fBs/fB=1.203(65). A comparison with other results in the literature does not reveal a dependence on the number of dynamical quarks, and effects from truncating HQET appear to be negligible.
Electron spectra in B-meson decays, ARGUS data and the t-quark mass
Dobrovolskaya, A.V.; Ter-Martirosyan, K.A.; Veselov, A.I. (Institut Teoreticheskoj i Ehksperimental' noj Fiziki, Moscow (USSR))
1991-03-28
Spectra of electrons produced in semileptonic B-meson decay into a multihadron final state, calculated recently, are used in combination with the Bauer, Stech and Wirbel results, to fit the new ARGUS data. A value of {lambda}=vertical strokeV{sub ub}/V{sub cb}vertical stroke=0.13+-0.01 which gives the best fit of them is used together with data on B{sup 0}-anti B{sup 0} and K{sub 1}{sup 0}-K{sub 2}{sup 0} transitions, to determine the t quark mass. The result is m{sub t}=130+-40 GeV, {delta}'=180deg-{delta}=(23+-14)deg, vertical strokeV{sub td}/V{sub cb}vertical stroke=0.34+-0.01, where the main part of the errors are due to the uncertainty in f'{sub B}=B{sup 1/2}f{sub B} and in B{sub K}. (orig.).
Study of charmless three-body decays of neutral B mesons with the LHCb spectrometer
Sobczak, Krzysztof Grzegorz
This thesis describes an exploratory work on three-body charmless neutral $B$ mesons decays containing either a $K_S$ or $\\pi^0$. The events are reconstructed with the LHCb spectrometer installed at Cern (Geneva, CH) recording the proton-proton collisions delivered by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The phenomenology of such modes is rich and covers the possibility to measure all angles of the unitarity triangle linked to the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix. The single example of the $\\gamma$ measurement is explored in this document. The LHC accelerator and the most relevant sub-detector elements of the LHCb spectrometer are described in details. In particular, emphasis is given to the calorimetry system for which the calibration and alignment of the PreShower (PRS) of the electromagnetic calorimeter has been performed. We used particles at minimum ionisation deposit for such a task. The calibration results until year 2011 are reported as well as the method of the PS alignment with respect to the tra...
Study of B meson decays with converted photons in LHCb experiment
The LHCb experiment studies CP violation in B meson decays and is expected to take data from 2007 on. Analysis strategies are studied on simulated data samples. In this development, I have worked in several areas and essentially in: converted photons reconstruction and decay channels with converted photon selection. In converted photons reconstruction, the charge deposited by electrons and positrons produced by converted photons can be detected which allows their reconstruction. The low rate of conversion is to be considered and the use of converted photons is advantageous only because of their good momentum measurements. In decay channels with converted photon selection, the good momentum resolution allows the selection of different channels, among which: B0 → K*γ, B0 → π+π-π0 and B0 → π0π0. Despite low branching ratios (between 10-5 and 10-6), I show that these modes can indeed be studied. The classical method with photons detected by the electromagnetic calorimeter being difficult, the use of converted photons will be an advantage for LHCb, especially in the B0 → π0π0 final state, which is particularly difficult to identify in absence of converted photons. (author)
Relative rates of B meson decays into psi(2S) and J/psi mesons
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Schwanenberger, C; Schwartzman, A; Schwienhorst, R; Sekaric, J; Severini, H; Shabalina, E; Shamim, M; Shary, V; Shchukin, A A; Shivpuri, R K; Siccardi, V; Simák, V; Sirotenko, V; Skubic, P; Slattery, P; Smirnov, D; Snow, G R; Snow, J; Snyder, S; Söldner-Rembold, S; Sonnenschein, L; Sopczak, A; Sosebee, M; Soustruznik, K; Spurlock, B; Stark, J; Steele, J; Stolin, V; Stoyanova, D A; Strandberg, J; Strandberg, S; Strang, M A; Strauss, E; Strauss, M; Strhomer, R; Strom, D; Stutte, L; Sumowidagdo, S; Svoisky, P; Sznajder, A; Tamburello, P; Tanasijczuk, A; Taylor, W; Temple, J; Tiller, B; Tissandier, F; Titov, M; Tokmenin, V V; Toole, T; Torchiani, I; Trefzger, T; Tsybychev, D; Tuchming, B; Tully, C; Tuts, P M; Unalan, R; Uvarov, L; Uvarov, S; Uzunyan, S; Vachon, B; vanden Berg, P J; Van Kooten, R; Van Leeuwen, W M; Varelas, N; Varnes, E W; Vasilyev, I A; Vaupel, M; Verdier, P; Vertogradov, L S; Verzocchi, M; Villeneuve-Séguier, F; Vint, P; Vokac, P; Von Törne, E; Voutilainen, M; Wagner, R; Wahl, H D; Wang, L; Wang, M H L S; Warchol, J; Watts, G; Wayne, M; Weber, G; Weber, M; Welty-Rieger, L; Wenger, A; Wermes, N; Wetstein, M; White, A; Wicke, D; Wilson, G W; Wimpenny, S J; Wobisch, M; Wood, D R; Wyatt, T R; Xie, Y; Yacoob, S; Yamada, R; Yan, M; Yasuda, T; Yatsunenko, Y A; Yip, K; Yoo, H D; Youn, S W; Yu, J; Zeitnitz, C; Zhao, T; Zhou, B; Zhu, J; Zielinski, M; Zieminska, D; Zieminski, A; Zivkovic, L; Zutshi, V; Zverev, E G
2008-01-01
We report on a study of the relative rates of B meson decays into psi(2S) and J/psi mesons using 1.3 fb^-1 of pbar p collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV recorded by the D0 detector operating at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We observe the channels B^0_s -> psi(2S)phi, B^0_s -> J/psi phi, B^+/- -> psi(2S) K^+/-, and B^+/- -> J/psi K^+/- and we measure the relative branching fractions for these channels to be B(B^0_s -> psi(2S)phi)/B(B^0_s -> J/psi phi) = 0.55 +/- 0.11 (stat) +/- 0.07 (syst) +/- 0.06 (B), B(B^+/- -> psi(2S) K^+/-)/B(B^+/- -> J/psi K^+/-) = 0.65 +/- 0.04 (stat) +/- 0.03 (syst) +/- 0.07 (B) where the final error corresponds to the uncertainty in the J/psi and psi(2S) branching ratio into two muons.
Study of the Suppressed B meson Decay B^- -> D K^-, D -> K^+ \\pi^-
Horii, Y; Aihara, H; Arinstein, K; Aulchenko, V; Balagura, V; Barberio, E; Bedny, I; Belous, K S; Bhardwaj, V; Bitenc, U; Blyth, S; Bozek, A; Brako, M; Browder, T E; Chao, Y; Chen, A; Chen, W T; Cheon, B G; Chistov, R; Cho, I S; Choi, S K; Choi, Y; Dalseno, J; Dash, M; Eidelman, S; Gabyshev, N; Ha, H; Haba, J; Hara, T; Hayasaka, K; Hazumi, M; Heffernan, D; Hoshi, Y; Hou, W S; Hyun, H J; Inami, K; Ishikawa, A; Ishino, H; Itoh, R; Iwabuchi, M; Iwasaki, M; Iwasaki, Y; Kah, D H; Kaji, H; Kang, J H; Katayama, N; Kawai, H; Kawasaki, T; Kichimi, H; Kim, H J; Kim, S K; Kim, Y J; Kinoshita, K; Korpar, S; Krian, P; Krokovny, P; Kuo, C C; Kuroki, Y; Kuzmin, A; Kwon, Y J; Lee, J S; Lee, M J; Lee, S E; Lesiak, T; Li, J; Lin, S W; Liu, C; Liventsev, D; Mandl, F; McOnie, S; Medvedeva, T; Mitaroff, W A; Miyabayashi, K; Miyake, H; Miyata, H; Miyazaki, Y; Mizuk, R; Moloney, G R; Nagamine, T; Nagasaka, Y; Nakao, M; Nakazawa, H; Natkaniec, Z; Nishida, S; Nitoh, O; Ogawa, S; Ohshima, T; Okuno, S; Ozaki, H; Pakhlova, G; Park, C W; Park, H; Park, H K; Peak, L S; Pestotnik, R; Piilonen, L E; Sahoo, H; Sakai, Y; Schneider, O; Schwanda, C; Schwartz, A J; Senyo, K; Sevior, M E; Shapkin, M; Shibuya, H; Shiu, J G; Somov, A; Stani, S; Stari, M; Sumiyoshi, T; Suzuki, S; Takasaki, F; Tamura, N; Tanaka, M; Teramoto, Y; Tsuboyama, T; Uehara, S; Unno, Y; Uno, S; Urquijo, P; Usov, Yu; Varner, G; Varvell, K E; Vervink, K; Wang, C H; Wang, M Z; Wang, P; Wang, X L; Watanabe, Y; Wedd, R; Won, E; Yamamoto, H; Yamashita, Y; Yamauchi, M; Zhang, C C; Zhang, Z P; Zhilich, V; Zhulanov, V; Zupanc, A; Zyukova, O
2008-01-01
We report a study of the suppressed B meson decay B^- -> D K^-, D -> K^+ \\pi^-, where D indicates D^0 or \\bar{D}^0, which plays an important role in the extraction of the CP-violating angle \\phi_3. We use a data sample containing 657 x 10^6 B\\bar{B} pairs recorded at the \\Upsilon(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric e^+ e^- storage ring. The signal is not statistically significant, and we set a 90% C.L. upper limit of r_B \\bar{D}^0 K^-)/A(B^- -> D^0 K^-)|. The decay B^- -> D \\pi^-, D -> K^+ \\pi^- is also analyzed as a reference, for which we observe a signal with 8.4\\sigma statistical significance, and measure the charge asymmetry A_{D\\pi} to be -0.023 \\pm 0.218 \\pm 0.071. In addition, the ratio B(B^- -> D^0 K^-)/B(B^- -> D^0 \\pi^-) is measured to be (6.77 \\pm 0.23 \\pm 0.30) x 10^{-2}.
Squark flavor mixing and CP asymmetry of neutral B mesons at LHCb
The CP violation of the neutral B meson is the important phenomenon to search for the new physics. The like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry observed by the DØ Collaboration indicates the CP-violating new physics in the Bs-B¯s mixing. On the other hand, LHCb observed the CP-violating asymmetry in Bs0→J/ψφ and Bs0→J/ψf0(980), which is consistent with the SM prediction. However, there is still room for new physics of the CP violation. The CKMfitter has presented the allowed region of the new physics parameters taking account of the LHCb data. Based on these results, we discuss the effect of the squark flavor mixing on the CP violation in the Bd and Bs mesons. We predict asymmetries in the non-leptonic decays Bd0→φKS, Bd0→η′K0, Bs0→φφ and Bs0→φη′.
A study of B meson oscillations using hadronic $Z^0$ decays containing leptons
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1997-01-01
An event sample enriched in semileptonic decays of b hadrons is selected using an inclusive lepton selection from approximately 3.0 million hadronic Z^0 decays collected with the OPAL detector. This sample is used to investigate B meson oscillations by reconstructing a proper decay time for the parent of each lepton, using a jet charge method to estimate the production flavour of this parent, and using the lepton charge to tag the decay flavour. We measure the mass difference between the two B^0_d mass eigenstates Delta(m_d) = 0.444 +/- 0.029 + 0.020 - 0.017 ps^-1. For the B^0_s system, we find Delta(m_s) > 3.1 ps ^-1 at the 95% confidence level. This limit varies only a little if alternative limit setting approaches are adopted. Regions at higher Delta(m_s) are also excluded with some methods for setting the limit. By studying the charge symmetry of the B^0_d mixing structure, we are able to constrain possible CP and CPT violating effects. We measure the CP violation parameter Re(epsilon_B) = -0.006 +/- 0.01...
B-meson decay constants: a more complete picture from full lattice QCD
Colquhoun, B; Dowdall, R J; Kettle, J; Koponen, J; Lepage, G P; Lytle, A T
2015-01-01
We extend the picture of $B$-meson decay constants obtained in lattice QCD beyond those of the $B$, $B_s$ and $B_c$ to give the first full lattice QCD results for the $B^*$, $B^*_s$ and $B^*_c$. We use improved NonRelativistic QCD for the valence $b$ quark and the Highly Improved Staggered Quark (HISQ) action for the lighter quarks on gluon field configurations that include the effect of $u/d$, $s$ and $c$ quarks in the sea with $u/d$ quark masses going down to physical values. For the ratio of vector to pseudoscalar decay constants, we find $f_{B^*}/f_B$ = 0.941(26), $f_{B^*_s}/f_{B_s}$ = 0.953(23) (both $2\\sigma$ less than 1.0) and $f_{B^*_c}/f_{B_c}$ = 0.988(27). Taking correlated uncertainties into account we see clear indications that the ratio increases as the mass of the lighter quark increases. We compare our results to those using the HISQ formalism for all quarks and find good agreement both on decay constant values when the heaviest quark is a $b$ and on the dependence on the mass of the heaviest q...
Observation and Study of the Baryonic B-meson Decays B to D(*) p pbar (pi) (pi)
del Amo Sanchez, P.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D.N.; Hooberman, B.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; Osipenkov, I.L.; Tanabe, T.; /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /Indian Inst. Tech., Guwahati /Harvard U. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa State U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Orsay, LAL /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U., Comp. Sci. Dept. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT /McGill U. /Milan U. /INFN, Milan /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /Naples U. /INFN, Naples /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Paris U., VI-VII /Perugia U. /INFN, Perugia /INFN, Pisa /Princeton U. /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /SLAC /South Carolina U. /Southern Methodist U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Albany /Tel Aviv U. /Tennessee U. /Texas U. /Texas U., Dallas /Turin U. /INFN, Turin /Trieste U. /INFN, Trieste /Valencia U., IFIC /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison
2012-02-15
We present results for B-meson decay modes involving a charm meson, protons, and pions using 455 x 10{sup 6} B{bar B} pairs recorded by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} collider. The branching fractions are measured for the following ten decays: {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D{sup 0}p{bar p}, {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D*{sup 0}p{bar p}, {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D{sup +}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}, {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D*{sup +}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}, B{sup -} {yields} D{sup 0}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}, B{sup -} {yields} D*{sup 0}pp{pi}{sup -}, {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D{sup 0}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}, {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D*{sup 0}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}, B{sup -} {yields} D{sup +}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup -}, and B{sup -} {yields} D*{sup +}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup -}. The four B{sup -} and the two five-body B{sup 0} modes are observed for the first time. The four-body modes are enhanced compared to the three- and the five-body modes. In the three-body modes, the M(p{bar p}) and M(D{sup (*)0}p) invariant mass distributions show enhancements near threshold values. In the four-body mode {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D{sup +}p{bar p}{pi}{sup -}, the M(p{pi}{sup -}) distribution shows a narrow structure of unknown origin near 1.5GeV/c{sup 2}. The distributions for the five-body modes, in contrast to the others, are similar to the expectations from uniform phase-space predictions.
Nucleon distribution amplitudes and proton decay matrix elements on the lattice
Baryon distribution amplitudes (DAs) are crucial for the theory of hard exclusive reactions. We present a calculation of the first few moments of the leading-twist nucleon DA within lattice QCD. In addition we deal with the normalization of the next-to-leading (twist-four) DAs. The matrix elements determining the latter quantities are also responsible for proton decay in grand unified theories. Our lattice evaluation makes use of gauge field configurations generated with two flavors of clover fermions. The relevant operators are renormalized nonperturbatively with the final results given in the MS scheme. We find that the deviation of the leading-twist nucleon DA from its asymptotic form is less pronounced than sometimes claimed in the literature.
Off-shell photon distribution amplitudes in the low-energy effective theory of QCD
Mo, Xin
2014-01-01
Based on the principle of the Lorentz covariance the transition matrix elements from an off-shell photon state to the vacuum are decomposed into the light-cone photon DAs, in which only two transversal DAs survive in the on-shell limit. The eight off-shell light-cone photon distribution amplitudes (DAs) corresponding to chiral-odd and chiral-even up to twist-four and the corresponding coupling constants are studied systematically in the instanton vacuum model of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). The various individual photon DA multiplied by its corresponding coupling constant is expressed in terms of the correlation functions, which are connected with the spectral densities of an effective quark propagator, and then evaluated in the low-energy effective theory derived from the instanton vacuum model of QCD. The explicit analytical expressions and the numerical results for the photon DAs and their coupling constants are given.
Feasibility study for the measurement of πN transition distribution amplitudes with PANDA
Atomssa, Ermias
2016-05-01
Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDA) are parametrizations of the hadronic matrix elements that occur in the perturbative Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD) calculations of a certain family of reactions within the framework of collinear factorization. We propose a complete feasibility study of the measurement of one of the reactions covered by the TDA models p ¯p →π0J /ψ (J /ψ →e+e-) at PANDA (AntiProton ANnihilation at DArmstadt) experiment currently under construction at the future FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research). We show that PANDA will be ideally suited to access the relevant observables, in particular the pion-to-nucleon TDAs (πN TDAs) which are important for the understanding of the pion cloud contribution in the nucleon wave function.
Fu, Hai-Bing; Cheng, Wei; Zhong, Tao
2016-01-01
We revisit the $\\rho$-meson longitudinal leading-twist distribution amplitude (DA) $\\phi_{2;\\rho}^\\|$ by using the QCD sum rules approach within the background field theory. To improve the accuracy of the sum rules for its moments $\\langle\\xi_{n;\\rho}^\\|\\rangle$, we include the next-to-leading order QCD correction to the perturbative part and keep all non-perturbative condensates up to dimension-six consistently within the background field theory. The first two moments read $\\langle \\xi_{2;\\rho}^\\| \\rangle|_{1{\\rm GeV}} = 0.241(28)$ and $\\langle \\xi_{4;\\rho}^\\| \\rangle|_{1{\\rm GeV}} = 0.108(27)$, indicating a double humped behavior for $\\phi_{2;\\rho}^\\|$ at low $q^2$-region. As an application, we apply them to the $B\\to \\rho $ transition form factors within the QCD light-cone sum rules, which are key components for the decay width $\\Gamma(B\\to \\rho \\ell \
We have performed a numerical analysis of branching ratios and direct CP-asymmetries of B meson decays to two light pseudoscalar nonets with |ΔS| = 1 using QCD improved factorization. The parameters related to B meson including its semileptonic form factors, strange quark mass and the CKM phase angle have been varied over a limited range and phenomenological parameters used to parameterize divergences in hard spectator scattering and weak annihilation have been varied over a wide range simultaneously with an aim to achieve a fit of branching ratios and some direct CP-asymmetries. A good fit for the majority of the parameters has been achieved indicating that the standard model is quite satisfactory in accounting for these processes. (paper)
Neutral B-meson mixing parameters in and beyond the SM with 2+1 flavor lattice QCD
Bouchard, C M; Bernard, C W; Chang, C C; El-Khadra, A X; Gámiz, M E; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Van de Water, R S
2014-01-01
We report on the status of our calculation of the hadronic matrix elements for neutral $B$-meson mixing with asqtad sea and valence light quarks and using the Wilson clover action with the Fermilab interpretation for the $b$ quark. We calculate the matrix elements of all five local operators that contribute to neutral $B$-meson mixing both in and beyond the Standard Model. We use MILC ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ dynamical flavors at four different lattice spacings in the range $a \\approx 0.045$--$0.12$~fm, and with light sea-quark masses as low as 0.05 times the physical strange quark mass. We perform a combined chiral-continuum extrapolation including the so-called wrong-spin contributions in simultaneous fits to the matrix elements of the five operators. We present a complete systematic error budget and conclude with an outlook for obtaining final results from this analysis.
Measurement of the B -> pi l nu Branching Fraction and Determination of |Vub| with Tagged B Mesons
Aubert, B; Bóna, M; Boutigny, D; Couderc, F; Karyotakis, Yu; Lees, J P; Poireau, V; Tisserand, V; Zghiche, A; Graugès-Pous, E; Palano, A; Chen, J C; Qi, N D; Rong, G; Wang, P; Zhu, Y S; Eigen, G; Ofte, I; Stugu, B; Abrams, G S; Battaglia, M; Brown, D N; Button-Shafer, J; Cahn, R N; Charles, E; Gill, M S; Groysman, Y; Jacobsen, R G; Kadyk, J A; Kerth, L T; Kolomensky, Yu G; Kukartsev, G; Lynch, G; Mir, L M; Orimoto, T J; Pripstein, M; Roe, N A; Ronan, M T; Wenzel, W A; Del Amo-Sánchez, P; Barrett, M; Ford, K E; Harrison, T J; Hart, A J; Hawkes, C M; Morgan, S E; Watson, A T; Held, T; Koch, H; Lewandowski, B; Pelizaeus, M; Peters, K; Schröder, T; Steinke, M; Boyd, J T; Burke, J P; Cottingham, W N; Walker, D; Çuhadar-Dönszelmann, T; Fulsom, B G; Hearty, C; Knecht, N S; Mattison, T S; McKenna, J A; Khan, A; Kyberd, P; Saleem, M; Sherwood, D J; Teodorescu, L; Blinov, V E; Bukin, A D; Druzhinin, V P; Golubev, V B; Onuchin, A P; Serednyakov, S I; Skovpen, Yu I; Solodov, E P; Todyshev, Y K; Best, D S; Bondioli, M; Bruinsma, M; Chao, M; Curry, S; Eschrich, I; Kirkby, D; Lankford, A J; Lund, P; Mandelkern, M A; Mommsen, R K; Röthel, W; Stoker, D P; Abachi, S; Buchanan, C; Foulkes, S D; Gary, J W; Long, O; Shen, B C; Wang, K; Zhang, L; Hadavand, H K; Hill, E J; Paar, H P; Rahatlou, S; Sharma, V; Berryhill, J W; Campagnari, C; Cunha, A; Dahmes, B; Hong, T M; Kovalskyi, D; Richman, J D; Beck, T W; Eisner, A M; Flacco, C J; Heusch, C A; Kroseberg, J; Lockman, W S; Nesom, G; Schalk, T; Schumm, B A; Seiden, A; Spradlin, P; Williams, D C; Wilson, M G; Albert, J; Chen, E; Dvoretskii, A; Fang, F; Hitlin, D G; Narsky, I; Piatenko, T; Porter, F C; Ryd, A; Samuel, A; Mancinelli, G; Meadows, B T; Mishra, K; Sokoloff, M D; Blanc, F; Bloom, P C; Chen, S; Ford, W T; Hirschauer, J F; Kreisel, A; Nagel, M; Nauenberg, U; Olivas, A; Ruddick, W O; Smith, J G; Ulmer, K A; Wagner, S R; Zhang, J; Chen, A; Eckhart, E A; Soffer, A; Toki, W H; Wilson, R J; Winklmeier, F; Zeng, Q; Altenburg, D D; Feltresi, E; Hauke, A; 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Kim, H; Mclachlin, S E; Patel, P M; Robertson, S H; Lazzaro, A; Lombardo, V; Palombo, F; Bauer, J M; Cremaldi, L; Eschenburg, V; Godang, R; Kroeger, R; Sanders, D A; Summers, D J; Zhao, H W; Brunet, S; Côté, D; Simard, M; Taras, P; Viaud, F B; Nicholson, H; Cavallo, N; De Nardo, Gallieno; Fabozzi, F; Gatto, C; Lista, L; Monorchio, D; Paolucci, P; Piccolo, D; Sciacca, C; Baak, M; Raven, G; Snoek, H L; Jessop, C P; LoSecco, J M; Allmendinger, T; Benelli, G; Gan, K K; Honscheid, K; Hufnagel, D; Jackson, P D; Kagan, H; Kass, R; Rahimi, A M; Ter-Antonian, R; Wong, Q K; Blount, N L; Brau, J E; Frey, R; Igonkina, O; Lu, M; Rahmat, R; Sinev, N B; Strom, D; Strube, J; Torrence, E; Gaz, A; Margoni, M; Morandin, M; Pompili, A; Posocco, M; Rotondo, M; Simonetto, F; Stroili, R; Voci, C; Benayoun, M; Chauveau, J; Briand, H; David, P; Del Buono, L; La Vaissière, C de; Hamon, O; Hartfiel, B L; John, M J J; Leruste, P; Malcles, J; Ocariz, J; Roos, L; Therin, G; Gladney, L; Panetta, J; Biasini, M; Covarelli, R; 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2006-01-01
We report a measurement of the B -> pi l nu branching fraction based on 211 fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector. We use samples of B0 and B+ mesons tagged by a second B meson reconstructed in a semileptonic or hadronic decay, and combine the results assuming isospin symmetry to obtain BF(B0 -> pi- l+ nu) = (1.33 +/- 0.17(stat) +/- 0.11(syst)) x 10^-4. We determine the magnitude of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |Vub| by combining the partial branching fractions measured in ranges of the momentum transfer squared and theoretical calculations of the form factor. Using a recent lattice QCD calculation, we find |Vub| = (4.5 +/- 0.5(stat) +/- 0.3(syst) +0.7/-0.5(FF)) x 10^-3, where the last error is due to the normalization of the form factor.
Inclusive B-meson production at small pT in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme
We calculate the cross section for the inclusive production of B mesons in pp and p anti p collisions at next-to-leading order in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme and show that a suitable choice of factorization scales leads to a smooth transition to the fixed-flavor-number scheme. Our numerical results are in good agreement with data from the Tevatron and LHC experiments at small and at large transverse momenta.
Inclusive B-meson production at small pT in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme
We calculate the cross section for the inclusive production of B mesons in pp and pp-bar collisions at next-to-leading order in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme and show that a suitable choice of factorization scales leads to a smooth transition to the fixed-flavor-number scheme. Our numerical results are in good agreement with data from the Tevatron and LHC experiments at small and at large transverse momenta
P. Maksimovic
1999-01-26
We present a study of time dependent B{sup 0}-{anti B}{sup 0} mixing in p{anti p} collisions at 1.8 TeV using 110 pb{sup -1} collected with the CDF detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. B mesons are partially reconstructed using the semileptonic decays B{sup 0}{yields}l{sup +}D{sup (*)-}X and B{sup +}{yields}l{sup +}{anti D}{sup 0}X (and their charge conjugates). B meson-charged pion correlations are used in order to determine the flavor of the B meson at t=0. Such correlations are expected to arise from pions produced in the fragmentation chain and also from B{sup **} decays. We measure the efficiency and purity of this flavor tagging method for both charged and neutral B mesons.
Leading-twist parton distribution amplitudes of S-wave heavy-quarkonia
Ding, Minghui; Chang, Lei; Liu, Yu-Xin; Roberts, Craig D
2015-01-01
The leading-twist parton distribution amplitudes (PDAs) of ground-state $^1S_0$ and $^3S_1$ $c\\bar c$- and $b\\bar b$-quarkonia are calculated using a symmetry-preserving continuum treatment of the meson bound-state problem which unifies the properties of these heavy-quark systems with those of light-quark bound-states, including QCD's Goldstone modes. Analysing the evolution of $^1S_0$ and $^3S_1$ PDAs with current-quark mass, $\\hat m_q$, increasing away from the chiral limit, it is found that in all cases there is a value of $\\hat m_q$ for which the PDA matches the asymptotic form appropriate to QCD's conformal limit and hence is insensitive to changes in renormalisation scale, $\\zeta$. This mass lies just above that associated with the $s$-quark. At current-quark masses associated with heavy-quarkonia, on the other hand, the PDAs are piecewise convex-concave-convex. They are much narrower than the asymptotic distribution on a large domain of $\\zeta$; but nonetheless deviate noticeably from $\\varphi_{Q\\bar Q...
Phenomenology of Semileptonic B-Meson Decays with Form Factors from Lattice QCD
Du, Daping [Syracuse Univ., NY (United States); El-Khadra, A. X. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champain, IL (United States); Gottlieb, Steven [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Kronfeld, A. S. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Technical Univ. of Munich (Germany); Laiho, J. [Syracuse Univ., NY (United States); Lunghi, E. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Van de Water, R. S. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Zhou, Ran [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
2015-10-08
We study the exclusive semileptonic B-meson decays B→K(π)ℓ^{+}ℓ^{-}, B→K(π)νν¯, and B→πτν, computing observables in the Standard model using the recent lattice-QCD results for the underlying form factors from the Fermilab Lattice and MILC Collaborations. These processes provide theoretically clean windows into physics beyond the Standard Model because the hadronic uncertainties are now under good control. The resulting partially-integrated branching fractions for B→πμ^{+}μ^{-} and B→Kμ^{+}μ^{-} outside the charmonium resonance region are 1-2σ higher than the LHCb Collaboration's recent measurements, where the theoretical and experimental errors are commensurate. The combined tension is 1.7σ. Combining the Standard-Model rates with LHCb's measurements yields values for the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix elements |V_{td}|=7.45(69)×10^{-3}, |V_{ts}|=35.7(1.5)×10^{-3}, and |V_{td}/V_{ts}|=0.201(20), which are compatible with the values obtained from neutral B_{(s)}-meson oscillations and have competitive uncertainties. Alternatively, taking the CKM matrix elements from unitarity, we constrain new-physics contributions at the electroweak scale. Furthermore, the constraints on the Wilson coefficients Re(C_{9}) and Re(C_{10}) from B→πμ^{+}μ^{-} and B→Kμ^{+}μ^{-} are competitive with those from B→K*μ^{+}μ^{-}, and display a 2.0σ tension with the Standard Model. Our predictions for B→K(π)νν¯ and B→πτν are close to the current experimental limits.
Observation of B-meson decays to b_1 pi and b_1 K
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Kutter, P E; Pan, Y; Pierini, M; Prepost, R; Wu, S L; Neal, H
2007-01-01
We present the results of searches for decays of B mesons to final states with a b_1 meson and a charged pion or kaon. The data, collected with the BaBar detector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, represent 382 million B-Bbar pairs produced in e+e- annihilation. The results for the branching fractions are, in units of 10^{-6}, B(B+ -> b1^0 pi+) = 6.7 +/- 1.7 +/- 1.0 (4.0 sigma), B(B+ -> b1^0 K+ = 9.1+/- 1.7+/- 1.0 (5.3 sigma), B(B0 -> b1^-/+ pi^+/-) = 10.9 +/- 1.2 +/- 0.9 (8.9 sigma), and B(B0 -> b1^-K+) = 7.4 +/- 1.0 +/- 1.0 (6.1 sigma), with the assumption that B(b_1 -> omega pi)=1. We also measure charge and flavor asymmetries Ach(B+ -> b1^0 pi+) = 0.05 +/- 0.16 +/- 0.02, Ach(B+ -> b1^0 K+ = -0.46 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.02, Ach(B0 -> b1^-/+ pi^+/-) = -0.05 +/- 0.10 +/- 0.02, C(B0 -> b1^-/+ pi^+/-) = -0.22 +/- 0.23 +/- 0.05, deltaC(B0 -> b1^-/+ pi^+/-) = -1.04 +/- 0.23 +/- 0.08, and Ach(B0 -> b1^-K+) = -0.07 +/- 0.12 +/- 0.02, The first error quoted is statistical, the second systematic, and for the branch...
Experimental access to Transition Distribution Amplitudes with the PANDA experiment at FAIR
Singh, B.P. [Aligarh Muslim Univ. (India). Physics Dept.; Erni, W.; Keshelashvili, I. [Basel Univ. (Switzerland); Collaboration: The PANDA Collaboration; and others
2015-08-15
Baryon-to-meson Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDAs) encoding valuable new information on hadron structure appear as building blocks in the collinear factorized description for several types of hard exclusive reactions. In this paper, we address the possibility of accessing nucleon-to-pion (πN) TDAs from anti pp → e{sup +}e{sup -}π{sup 0} reaction with the future PANDA detector at the FAIR facility. At high center-of-mass energy and high invariant mass squared of the lepton pair q{sup 2}, the amplitude of the signal channel anti pp → e{sup +}e{sup -}π{sup 0} admits a QCD factorized description in terms of πN TDAs and nucleon Distribution Amplitudes (DAs) in the forward and backward kinematic regimes. Assuming the validity of this factorized description, we perform feasibility studies for measuring anti pp → e{sup +}e{sup -}π{sup 0} with the PANDA detector. Detailed simulations on signal reconstruction efficiency as well as on rejection of the most severe background channel, i.e. anti pp → π{sup +}π{sup -}π{sup 0} were performed for the center-of-mass energy squared s = 5 GeV{sup 2} and s = 10 GeV{sup 2}, in the kinematic regions 3.0 < q{sup 2} < 4.3 GeV{sup 2} and 5 < q{sup 2} GeV{sup 2}, respectively, with a neutral pion scattered in the forward or backward cone vertical stroke cos θ{sub π{sup 0}} vertical stroke > 0.5 in the proton-antiproton center-of-mass frame. Results of the simulation show that the particle identification capabilities of the PANDA detector will allow to achieve a background rejection factor of 5 . 10{sup 7} (1 . 10{sup 7}) at low (high) q{sup 2} for s = 5 GeV{sup 2}, and of 1 . 10{sup 8} (6 . 10{sup 6}) at low (high) q{sup 2} for s = 10 GeV{sup 2}, while keeping the signal reconstruction efficiency at around 40%. At both energies, a clean lepton signal can be reconstructed with the expected statistics corresponding to 2 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. The cross sections obtained from the simulations are used to
Photon-to-pion transition form factor and pion distribution amplitude from holographic QCD
We try to understand the recently observed anomalous behavior of the photon-to-pion transition form factor in the holographic QCD approach. First the holographic description of the anomalous γ*γ*π0 form factor is reviewed and applied to various models. It is pointed out that the holographic identification of the pion mode from the 5D gauge field strength rather than the gauge potential, as first made by Sakai and Sugimoto, naturally reproduces the scaling behavior of various pion form factors. It is also illustrated that in describing the anomalous form factor, the holographic approach is asymptotically dual to the perturbative QCD (pQCD) framework, with the pion mode π(z)∝z corresponding to the asymptotic pion distribution amplitude. This indicates some inconsistency in light-front holography, since π(z)∝z would be dual to φ(x)∝√(x(1-x)) there. This apparently contradictory can be attributed to the fact that the holographic wave functions are effective ones, as observed early by Radyushkin. After clarifying these subtleties, we employ the relation between the holographic and the perturbative expressions to study possible asymptotic violation of the transition form factor. It is found that if one require that the asymptotic form factor possess a pQCD-like expression, the pion mode can only be ultraviolet-enhanced by logarithmic factors. The minimally deformed pion mode will then be of the form π(z)∝zln(zΛ)-1. We suppose that this deformation may be due to the coupling of the pion with a nontrivial open string tachyon field, and then the parameter Λ will be related to the quark condensate. Interestingly, this pion mode leads immediately to Radyushkin's logarithmic model, which fitted very well the experimental data in the large-Q2 region. On the other side, the pQCD interpretation with a flat-like pion distribution amplitude, proposed by Radyushkin and Polyakov, fails to possess a holographic expression. (orig.)
Distribution amplitudes of radially-excited pi- and K-mesons
Li, Bo-Lin; Gao, Fei; Roberts, Craig D; Schmidt, Sebastian M; Zong, Hong-Shi
2016-01-01
A symmetry-preserving truncation of the two-body bound-state problem in relativistic quantum field theory is used to compute the leading-twist parton distribution amplitudes (PDAs) for the first radial excitations of the $\\pi$- and $K$-mesons. In common with ground states in these channels, the PDAs are found to be dilated with respect to the relevant conformal-limit form and skewed toward the heavier valence-quark in asymmetric systems. In addition, the PDAs of radially-excited pseudoscalar mesons are not positive definite, owing to the fact that dynamical chiral symmetry breaking (DCSB) forces the leptonic decay constant of such states to vanish in the chiral limit. These results highlight that DCSB is expressed visibly in every pseudoscalar meson constituted from light-quarks. Hence, so long as its impact is empirically evident in the pseudoscalar members of a given spectrum level, it is unlikely that chiral symmetry is restored in any of the hadrons that populate this level.
Heavy Pseudoscalar Twist-3 Distribution Amplitudes within QCD Theory in Background Fields
Zhong, Tao; Huang, Tao; Fu, Hai-Bing
2016-01-01
In this paper, we study the properties of the twist-3 distribution amplitude (DA) of the heavy pseudo-scalars such as $\\eta_c$, $B_c$ and $\\eta_b$. New sum rules for the twist-3 DA moments $\\left_{\\rm HP}$ and $\\left_{\\rm HP}$ up to sixth orders and up to dimension-six condensates are deduced under the framework of the background field theory. Based on the sum rules for the twist-3 DA moments, we construct a new model for the two twist-3 DAs of the heavy pseudo-scalar with the help of the Brodsky-Huang-Lepage prescription. Furthermore, we apply them to the $B_c\\to\\eta_c$ transition form factor ($f^{B_c\\to\\eta_c}_+(q^2)$) within the light-cone sum rules approach, and the results are comparable with other approaches. It has been found that the twist-3 DAs $\\phi^P_{3;\\eta_c}$ and $\\phi^\\sigma_{3;\\eta_c}$ are important for a reliable prediction of $f^{B_c\\to\\eta_c}_+(q^2)$. For example, at the maximum recoil region, we have $f^{B_c\\to\\eta_c}_+(0) = 0.674 \\pm 0.066$, in which those two twist-3 terms provide $\\sim3...
CLEO and E791 Data A Smoking Gun for the Pion Distribution Amplitude?
Bakulev, A P; Stefanis, N G
2003-01-01
The CLEO experimental data on the \\pi\\gamma transition are analyzed to NLO in QCD perturbation theory using light-cone QCD sum rules. By processing the data along the lines proposed by Khodjamiryan, Schmedding and Yakovlev, and recently revised by us, we obtain new constraints for the Gegenbauer coefficients a_2 and a_4, as well as for the inverse moment \\langle{x^{-1}\\rangle of the pion distribution amplitude (DA). The former determine the pion DA at low momentum scale, the latter is crucial in calculating pion form factors. From the results of our analysis we conclude that the data confirm the shape of the pion DA we previously obtained with QCD sum rules and nonlocal condensates, while the exclusion of the asymptotic and the Chernyak-Zhitnitsky DA is reinforced. We also investigate the sensitivity of the calculated coefficients in this analysis to the twist-4 contribution and check out pion DA against the di-jets data of the E791 experiment, providing credible evidence for our results far more broadly. Thu...
CLEO and E791 data A smoking gun for the pion distribution amplitude?
Bakulev, A P; Stefanis, N G; Bakulev, Alexander P.
2004-01-01
The CLEO experimental data on the $\\pi\\gamma$ transition are analyzed to NLO in QCD perturbation theory using light-cone QCD sum rules. By processing the data along the lines proposed by Schmedding and Yakovlev, and recently revised by us, we obtain new constraints for the Gegenbauer coefficients $a_2$ and $a_4$, as well as for the inverse moment $x^{-1}$ of the pion distribution amplitude (DA). The former determine the pion DA at low momentum scale, the latter is crucial in calculating pion form factors. From the results of our analysis we conclude that the data confirm the shape of the pion DA we previously obtained with QCD sum rules and nonlocal condensates, while the exclusion of the asymptotic and the Chernyak--Zhitnitsky DA is reinforced. We also investigate the sensitivity of the calculated coefficients in this analysis to the twist-4 contribution and check our pion DA against the di-jets data of the E791 experiment, providing credible evidence for our results far more broadly.
CLEO and E791 data: a smoking gun for the pion distribution amplitude?
The CLEO experimental data on the πγ transition are analyzed to NLO in QCD perturbation theory using light-cone QCD sum rules. By processing the data along the lines proposed by Khodjamiryan, Schmedding and Yakovlev, and recently revised by us, we obtain new constraints for the Gegenbauer coefficients α2 and α4, as well as for the inverse moment -1>π of the pion distribution amplitude (DA). The former determine the pion DA at low momentum scale, the latter is crucial in calculating pion form factors. From the results of our analysis we conclude that the data confirm the shape of the pion DA we previously obtained with QCD sum rules and nonlocal condensates, while the exclusion of the asymptotic and the Chernyak-Zhitnitsky DA is reinforced. We also investigate the sensitivity of the calculated coefficients in this analysis to the twist-4 contribution and check out pion DA against the di-jets data of the E791 experiment, providing credible evidence for our results far more broadly. Thus, our answer to the question in the title is positive
Leading-twist distribution amplitudes of scalar- and vector-mesons
Li, Bo-Lin; Ding, Minghui; Roberts, Craig D; Zong, Hong-Shi
2016-01-01
A symmetry-preserving truncation of the two-body light-quark bound-state problem in relativistic quantum field theory is used to calculate the leading-twist parton distribution amplitudes (PDAs) of scalar systems, both ground-state and radial excitations, and the radial excitations of vector mesons. Owing to the fact that the scale-independent leptonic decay constant of a scalar meson constituted from equal-mass valence-constituents vanishes, it is found that the PDA of a given scalar system possesses one more zero than that of an analogous vector meson. Consequently, whereas the mean light-front relative momentum of the valence-constituents within a vector meson is zero, that within a scalar meson is large, an outcome which hints at a greater role for light-front angular momentum in systems classified as $P$-wave in quantum mechanical models. Values for the scale-dependent decay constants of ground-state scalar and vector systems are a by-product of this analysis, and they turn out to be roughly equal, viz. ...
Study of Rare B Meson Decays Related to the CKM Angle Beta at BaBar
Ulmer, Keith; /Amherst Coll.
2007-06-06
This study reports measurements of the branching fractions of B meson decays to {eta}{prime}K{sup +}, {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}, {omega}{pi}{sup +}, {omega}K{sup +}, and {omega}K{sup 0}. Charge asymmetries are measured for the charged modes and the time-dependent CP-violation parameters S and C are measured for the neutral modes. The results are based on a data sample of 347 fb{sup -1} containing 383 million B{bar B} pairs recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- storage ring located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Statistically significant signals are observed for all channels with the following results: B(B{sup +} {yields} {eta}{prime}K{sup +}) = (70.0{+-}1.5{+-}2.8)x10{sup -6}, B(B{sup 0} {yields} {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}) = (66.6{+-}2.6{+-}2.8)x10{sup -6}, B(B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{pi}{sup +}) = (6.7{+-}0.5{+-}0.4)x10{sup -6}, B(B{sup +} {yields} {omega}K{sup +}) = (6.3{+-}0.5{+-}0.3)x10-6, and B(B{sup 0} {yields} ?K0) = (5.6{+-}0.8{+-}0.3)x10-6, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. We measure A{sub ch}({eta}{prime}K{sup +}) = +0.010{+-}0.022{+-}0.006, A{sub ch}({omega}{pi}{sup +}) = -0.02{+-}0.08{+-}0.01, A{sub ch}({omega}K{sup +}) = -0.01{+-}0.07{+-}0.01, S{sub {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = 0.56{+-}0.12{+-}0.02, C{sub {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = -0.24 {+-} 0.08 {+-} 0.03, S{sub {omega}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = 0.62+0.25 -0.29 {+-} 0.02, and C{sub {omega}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = -0.39+0.25 -0.24 {+-} 0.03. The result in S{sub {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} contributes to the published measurement from BABAR, which differs from zero by 5.5 standard deviations and is the first observation of mixing-induced CP-violation in a charmless B decay.
About a possibility for observation of CP-violation in B-meson decays in fixed target experiments
An approach to rhe detection of CP-violation tn the decays of neutral B mesons at fixed target accelerators is suggested. This approach is feasible in experiments with high intensity hadron beams and, thus, allows one to employ one of the main advantages of fixed target accelerators. Possible systematic errors of the CP asymmetry measurement are also discussed. The Bo decays into J/ψ+Ks and J/ψ+Kl are considered as an optimum for the detection of CP-violation
Cheng, Chih-Hsiang
The neutral B meson, consisting of a b quark and an anti-d quark, can mix (oscillate) to its own anti-particle through second-order weak interactions. The measurement of the mixing frequency can constrain the quark mixing matrix in the Standard Model of particle physics. The PEP-II B-factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center provides a very large data sample that enables us to make measurements with much higher precisions than previous measurements, and to probe physics beyond the Standard Model. The lifetime of the neutral B meson tB0 and the B0-B¯ 0 mixing frequency Deltamd are measured with a sample of approximately 14,000 exclusively reconstructed B 0 → D*-ℓ +nuℓ signal events, selected from 23 million BB¯ pairs recorded at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the asymmetric-energy e +e- collider, PEP-II. The decay position of the other B is determined inclusively, and its b-quark flavor at the time of decay is determined (tagged) with the charge of tracks in the final state, where identified leptons or kaons give the most information. The decay time difference of two B mesons in the event is calculated from the distance between their decay vertices and the Lorentz boost of the center of mass. The lifetime and mixing frequency, along with wrong-tag probabilities and the time-difference resolution function, are measured simultaneously with an unbinned maximum-likelihood fit that uses, for each event, the measured difference in B decay times (Deltat), the calculated uncertainty on Deltat, the signal and background probabilities, and b-quark tagging for the other B meson. The results are tB0=1.523 +0.024-0.023+/-0.022 ps Dmd=0.492+/-0.018+/- 0.013ps-1, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. The statistical correlation coefficient between tB0 and Deltamd is -0.22. This result is consistent with the current world average values, the total errors are comparable with other most-precise measurements.
Li, Xiaoyan; Fisher, Morris; Rymer, William Zev; Zhou, Ping
2016-06-01
The F-response was used in this study to assess changes in the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle after a hemispheric stroke. The number of motor units and their sizes were estimated bilaterally in 12 stroke survivors by recording both the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) and F wave responses. These F waves were induced by applying a large number of electrical stimuli to the ulnar nerve. The amplitude distribution of individual motor unit action potentials (MUAPs) was also compared between paretic and contralateral muscles. When averaged across all the subjects, a significantly lower motor unit number estimate was obtained for the paretic FDI muscle ( 88 ±13) compared with the contralateral side ( 139 ±11) ( ). Pooled surface MUAP amplitude analysis demonstrated a right-skewed distribution for both paretic (kurtosis 3.0) and contralateral (kurtosis 8.52) muscles. When normalized to each individual muscle's CMAP, the surface MUAP amplitude ranged from 0.22% to 4.94% (median 1.17%) of CMAP amplitude for the paretic muscle, and from 0.13% to 3.2% (median 0.62%) of CMAP amplitude for the contralateral muscle. A significant difference in MUAP outliers was also observed between the paretic and contralateral muscles. The findings of this study suggest significant motor unit loss and muscle structural reorganization after stroke. PMID:26168437
Rare decays of B mesons and baryons at the Tevatron and the LHC
Volpi, Guido; /INFN, Pisa /Siena U.
2008-07-01
relationship with the puzzling difference in CP asymmetry between neutral and charged modes. In this thesis we go beyond B mesons, and present the first measurements of Branching fractions and CP asymmetries in charmless b-baryon modes. We study two-body {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} decays into final states with a proton and a charged pion or kaon. Their branching fractions can be significantly affected by New Physics contributions; under supersymmetric models with R-parity violation, they can be increased by two orders of magnitude. Their CP-violating asymmetries are also interesting to measure in search for possible further anomalies: then may reach significant size {Omicron}(30%) in the Standard Model, and are also sensitive to possible new physics sources.
Rare decays of B mesons and baryons at the Tevatron and the LHC
Volpi, Guido [Univ. of Siena (Italy)
2008-07-01
^{-}π^{+}, the latter being particularly interesting for its relationship with the puzzling difference in CP asymmetry between neutral and charged modes. In this thesis we go beyond B mesons, and present the first measurements of Branching fractions and CP asymmetries in charmless b-baryon modes. We study two-body Λ_{b}^{0} decays into final states with a proton and a charged pion or kaon. Their branching fractions can be significantly affected by New Physics contributions; under supersymmetric models with R-parity violation, they can be increased by two orders of magnitude. Their CP-violating asymmetries are also interesting to measure in search for possible further anomalies: then may reach significant size O(30%) in the Standard Model, and are also sensitive to possible new physics sources.
Tests of HQET with B*, B** and lifetime measurements of B, mesons and beauty baryons at DELPHI
Heavy Quark Effektive Theory allows calculations in non-perturbative QCD in the limit where the mass of the heavy quark is much larger than the scale ΛQCD of the strong interactions. In this way predictions are made on the mass splittings of the B meson excited states and on the individual B hadron lifetimes. Recent DELPHI results yield an accurate measurement of the B*-B mass difference of 45.5±0.3±0.8 MeV/c2 and a first observation of orbitally excited B** mesons. The measured Bud**-Bud mass splitting of 453±5±20 MeV/c2 agrees well with HQET predictions and confirms the existence of broad and narrow resonances. High statistics has also allowed significant measurements of the average lifetimes of Bs mesons and beauty baryons, including a first observation of the Ξb baryon: τ(Bs)=1.42(+0.25-0.23)±0.14 ps, τ(Λb)=1.21(+0.21-0.18)±0.04 ps, τ(Ξb)=1.5(+0.7-0.4)±0.3 ps. Crucial points in these studies are the accuracy of the Vertex Detector and the particle identification capabilities of the RICH. (orig.)
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2008-01-01
We report measurements of branching fractions for the decays B --> P l nu, where P are the pseudoscalar charmless mesons pi-, pi0, eta and eta', based on 348 fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector, using B0 and B+ mesons found in the recoil of a second B meson decaying as B --> D(*) l nu. Assuming isospin symmetry, we combine pionic branching fractions to obtain B(B0 --> pi- l+ nu) = (1.54 +/- 0.17(stat) +/- 0.09(syst)) x 10-4; we find 3.2 sigma evidence of the decay B+ --> eta l+ nu and measure its branching fraction to be (0.64 +/- 0.20 (stat) +/- 0.03 (syst)) x 10-4, and determine B(B+ --> eta' l+ nu) < 0.47 x 10-4 to 90% confidence level. Using partial branching fractions for the pionic decays in ranges of the momentum transfer and a recent form factor calculation, we obtain the magnitude of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |Vub| = (4.0 +/- 0.5(stat) +/- 0.2(syst) +0.7-0.5(theory)) x 10-3.
A study of B-meson decays to eta_c K* and eta_c gamma K(*)
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Pan, Y; Pierini, M; Prepost, R; Wu, S L; Neal, H
2007-01-01
We present preliminary results of a study of the two-body B-meson decays to a charmonium state (ccbar) and a K+ or K*0(892) meson using a sample of about 349 fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B Factory at SLAC. Here ccbar indicates either the eta_c state, reconstructed in the K_S K+- pi-+ and K+K-pi0 decay channels, or the h_c state, reconstructed in its decay to eta_c gamma. We measure BR(B0 -> eta_c K*0)=(6.1+-0.8_stat +- 1.1_syst) * 10-4, BR(B+ -> h_c K+) * BR(h_c -> eta_c gamma) h_c K*0) * BR(h_c -> eta_c gamma)<2.41 * 10^-4, at the 90% C.L.
BaBar: a new detector for the study of CP violation in the system of B mesons
The technical conception report of the new BaBar detector has been accepted by the SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) experiments program committee. The new detector will be operational in 1999, about six month after the starting of the new collider. The aim of the BaBar detector is to observe the CP violation in the mesons B system for a large variety of disintegration modes. Disintegration of B mesons involves J/psi, kaons, pairs of D mesons and light mesons particles and would allow the measurement of crucial parameters linked to the Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix. The detector comprises: a double-side silicon vertex detector, a drift chamber with 40 layers of wires in a 1.5 T magnetic induction, a shower counter with 6800 cesium iodide crystals and Cherenkov counters. (J.S.). 2 figs
$\\bar B\\to J/\\psi D (\\pi)$ as Smoking Gun Evidence for Intrinsic Charm in $B$ Meson
Chang, C H V; Chang, Chia-Hung V.; Hou, Wei-Shu
2001-01-01
Heavy hadrons may have a higher charm content than light hadrons. A sizable rate for $\\bar B\\to J/\\psi D (\\pi)$, with three charm quarks in final state, would offer distinct evidence for intrinsic charm of $B$ meson since otherwise the process is highly suppressed. Interestingly, both CLEO and Belle data exhibit a low $p_{J/\\psi}$ bump in the inclusive $B\\to J/\\psi + X$ spectrum, which can be attributed to the $J/\\psi D \\pi$ and perhaps $J/\\psi D^{*}$ final states. Further evidence is hinted at by the rather soft $J/\\psi$ spectrum in $\\Upsilon(1S) \\to J/\\psi + X$. Experimental search is strongly urged.
Two-Body B Meson Decays to $\\eta$ and $\\eta^{'}$ - Observation of $B\\to \\eta K^{*}$
CLEO Collaboration; al, B. Behrens et
1999-01-01
In a sample of 19 million produced B mesons we have observed decays B -> eta K*, and improved our previous measurements of B -> eta' K. The branching fractions we measure for these decay modes are B(B+ -> eta K*+) = (27.3 +9.6 -8.2 (stat) +- 5.0 (sys)) * 10^(-6), B(B0 -> eta K*0) = (13.8 +5.5 -4.4 +- 1.7) * 10^(-6), B(B+ -> eta' K+) = (80 +10 -9 +- 8) * 10^(-6), and B(B0 -> eta' K0) = (88 +18 -16 +- 9) * 10^(-6). We have searched with comparable sensitivity for related nonstrange decays, and ...
On Decays of B Mesons to a Strange Meson and an η or η' Meson at Babar
We describe studies of the decays of B mesons to final states ηK*(892), ηK*0(S-wave), ηK*2(1430), and η'K based on data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collier at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. We measure branching fractions and charge asymmetries for the decays B → ηK*, where K* indicates a spin 0, 1, or 2 Kπ system, making first observations of decays to final states ηK*00(S-wave), ηK*+0 (S-wave), and ηK*02(1430). We measure the time-dependent CP-violation parameters S and C for the decays B0 → η'K0, observing CP violation in a charmless B decay with 5σ significance considering both statistical and systematic uncertainties..
Laminar distribution of phase-amplitude coupling of spontaneous current sources and sinks
Roberto C Sotero
2015-12-01
Full Text Available Although resting-state functional connectivity is a commonly used neuroimaging paradigm, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Thalamo-cortical and cortico-cortical circuits generate oscillations at different frequencies during spontaneous activity. However, it remains unclear how the various rhythms interact and whether their interactions are lamina-specific. Here we investigated intra- and inter-laminar spontaneous phase-amplitude coupling (PAC. We recorded local-field potentials using laminar probes inserted in the forelimb representation of rat area S1. We then computed time-series of frequency-band- and lamina-specific current source density (CSD, and PACs of CSD for all possible pairs of the classical frequency bands in the range of 1–150 Hz. We observed both intra- and inter-laminar spontaneous PAC. Of 18 possible combinations, 12 showed PAC, with the highest measures of interaction obtained for the pairs of the theta/gamma and delta/gamma bands. Intra- and inter-laminar PACs involving layers 2/3–5a were higher than those involving layer 6. Current sinks (sources in the delta band were associated with increased (decreased amplitudes of high-frequency signals in the beta to fast gamma bands throughout layers 2/3–6. Spontaneous sinks (sources of the theta and alpha bands in layers 2/3 to 4 were on average linked to dipoles completed by sources (sinks in layer 6, associated with high (low amplitudes of the beta to fast-gamma bands in the entire cortical column. Our findings show that during spontaneous activity, delta, theta, and alpha oscillations are associated with periodic excitability, which for the theta and alpha bands is lamina--dependent. They further emphasize the differences between the function of layer 6 and that of the superficial layers, and the role of layer 6 in controlling activity in those layers. Our study links theories on the involvement of PAC in resting-state functional connectivity with previous work that
This report discusses research on the following topics: pion-nucleon interactions; detector tomography facility; nuclear dependence of charm and beauty quark production and a study of two-prong decays of neutral D and B mesons; N* collaboration at CEBAF; and pilac experiments
Measurement of B meson production in pp collisions at √(s)=7 TeV via displaced electrons in ALICE
The measurement of the production cross-section of B mesons in pp collisions in ALICE is important in two respects. First it allows to test perturbative quantum chromodynamics calculations. Secondly it provides an essential reference for studies in heavy-ion collisions at high energies, in which a hot and dense medium, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), is created. When passing through this medium, quarks lose energy via the strong interaction. Since the amount of energy loss depends significantly on the quark mass, beauty as the heaviest observable flavour is of particular interest for the exploration of QGP properties. A promising method for obtaining the B meson yield is the analysis of electrons from its semileptonic decay channels, whose methods and results will be presented in this talk. First, the electron identification using ALICE's Time Projection Chamber (TPC) and Time Of Flight (TOF) detector is outlined. Then it is explained how we make use of the B mesons' larger decay length (∝ 500 μm) in comparison to D mesons and other background sources by selecting electrons with a large impact parameter. The method for estimation of the remaining background electrons in the selected sample will be presented, which is based on calculations using ALICE measured pt spectra of π0 and D mesons. As a result, the B meson spectrum measured in pp collisions at √(s)=7 TeV in 2010 is shown.
Pion-to-photon transition distribution amplitudes in the non-local chiral quark model
Kotko, Piotr
2008-01-01
We apply the non-local chiral quark model to study vector and axial pion-to-photon transition amplitudes that are needed as a nonperturbative input to estimate the cross section of pion annihilation into the real and virtual photon. We use a simple form of the non-locality that allows to perform all calculations in the Minkowski space and guaranties polynomiality of the TDA's. We note only residual dependence on the precise form of the cut-off function, however vector TDA that is symmetric in skewedness parameter in the local quark model is no longer symmetric in the non-local case. We calculate also the transition form-factors and compare them with existing experimental parametrizations.
Pion-to-Photon Transition Distribution Amplitudes in the Non-Local Chiral Quark Model
Kotko, P.; Praszałowicz, M.
2009-01-01
We apply the non-local chiral quark model to study vector and axial pion-to-photon transition amplitudes that are needed as a nonperturbative input to estimate the cross-section of pion annihilation into the real and virtual photon. We use a simple form of the non-locality that allows to perform all calculations in the Minkowski space and guaranties polynomiality of the TDAs. We note only residual dependence on the precise form of the cut-off function, however vector TDA that is symmetric in skewedness parameter in the local quark model is no longer symmetric in the non-local case. We calculate also the transition form-factors and compare them with existing experimental parametrizations.
Bimodal distribution of creep event amplitudes on the San Andreas fault, California
Burford, R.O.
1977-01-01
EPISODIC fault creep, at several instrument sites along the San Andreas and associated faults in central California consists of a few small and large slip events per year generally superimposed on a background of gradual yielding at low rates1-3. Most of the events are aseismic, but a few minor displacement steps have occured in association with local earthquakes 12. After removal of earthquake steps, event lists for several sites include significant numbers of small events about an order or magnitude below the typical 1-4-mm amplitude range for large events1, 3. Recent experimental rock-deformation results demonstrate that under biaxial loading some rocks show episodic slip on pre-cut surfaces9,10. It is not yet clear how the laboratory and field observations are related, but the data presented here indicate that episodic fault creep in nature may be more complex than previously realised. In light of the laboratory results, it is more important than ever to consider all the details of the field data concerning fault creep. ?? 1977 Nature Publishing Group.
Khan, Shahab Ullah; Adnan, Muhammad; Qamar, Anisa; Mahmood, Shahzad
2016-07-01
The propagation of linear and nonlinear electrostatic waves is investigated in magnetized dusty plasma with stationary negatively or positively charged dust, cold mobile ions and non-extensive electrons. Two normal modes are predicted in the linear regime, whose characteristics are investigated parametrically, focusing on the effect of electrons non-extensivity, dust charge polarity, concentration of dust and magnetic field strength. Using the reductive perturbation technique, a Zakharov-Kuznetsov (ZK) type equation is derived which governs the dynamics of small-amplitude solitary waves in magnetized dusty plasma. The properties of the solitary wave structures are analyzed numerically with the system parameters i.e. electrons non-extensivity, concentration of dust, polarity of dust and magnetic field strength. Following Allen and Rowlands (J. Plasma Phys. 53:63, 1995), we have shown that the pulse soliton solution of the ZK equation is unstable, and have analytically traced the dependence of the instability growth rate on the nonextensive parameter q for electrons, dust charge polarity and magnetic field strength. The results should be useful for understanding the nonlinear propagation of DIA solitary waves in laboratory and space plasmas.
The dependence of fusion gain on signal amplitude distributions and position errors
Theije, P.A.M. de; Ainslie, M.A.; Moll, C.A.M. van
2009-01-01
This paper considers statistical detection theory for a system of two geographically distributed sensors. The performance of the two main fusion rules (OR and AND) is evaluated in the absence and presence of position errors in the observations, by means of receiver operating characteristics (ROC) cu
Thompson, Scott A.
1989-01-01
Wind tunnel experiments were performed on a 70 deg sweep delta wing to determine the effect of a sinusoidal pitching motion on the pressure field on the suction side of the wing. Twelve pressure taps were placed from 35 to 90 percent of the chord, at 60 percent of the local semi-span. Pressure coefficients were measured as a function of Reynolds number and pitch rate. The pressure coefficient was seen to vary at approximately the same frequency as the pitching frequency. The relative pressure variation at each chord location was comparable for each case. The average pressure distribution through each periodic motion was near the static distribution for the average angle of attack. Upon comparing the upstroke and downstroke pressures for a specific angle of attack, the downstroke pressures were slightly larger. Vortex breakdown was seen to have the most significant effect at the 40 to 45 percent chord location, where a decrease in pressure was apparent.
The leading twist light-cone distribution amplitudes for the S-wave and P-wave Bc mesons
Xu, Ji
2016-01-01
The light-cone distribution amplitudes (LCDAs) serve as important non-perturbative inputs for the study of hard exclusive processes. In this paper, we calculate ten LCDAs at twist-2 for the S-wave and P-wave Bc mesons up to the next-to-leading order (NLO) of the strong coupling alpha_s and leading order of the velocity expansion. Each one of these ten LCDAs is expressed as a product of a perturbatively calculable distribution and a universal NRQCD matrix-element. By use of spin symmetry, only two NRQCD matrix-elements will be involved. The reduction of the number of non-perturbative inputs will improve the predictive power of collinear factorization.
A technique for calculating the amplitude distribution of propagated fields by Gaussian sampling.
Cywiak, Moisés; Morales, Arquímedes; Servín, Manuel; Gómez-Medina, Rafael
2010-08-30
We present a technique to solve numerically the Fresnel diffraction integral by representing a given complex function as a finite superposition of complex Gaussians. Once an accurate representation of these functions is attained, it is possible to find analytically its diffraction pattern. There are two useful consequences of this representation: first, the analytical results may be used for further theoretical studies and second, it may be used as a versatile and accurate numerical diffraction technique. The use of the technique is illustrated by calculating the intensity distribution in a vicinity of the focal region of an aberrated converging spherical wave emerging from a circular aperture. PMID:20940809
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2013-01-01
The relative production rate of $B^{0}_{s}$ and $B^{0}$ mesons is determined with the hadronic decays $B^{0}_{s} \\rightarrow D^{-}_{s}\\pi^{+}$ and $B^0 \\rightarrow D^{-}K^{+}$. The measurement uses data corresponding to 1.0 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV recorded in the forward region with the LHCb experiment. The ratio of production rates, $f_{s}/f_{d}$, is measured to be $0.238 \\pm 0.004 \\pm 0.015 \\pm 0.021 $, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third theoretical. This is combined with a previous LHCb measurement to obtain $f_{s}/f_{d} = 0.256 \\pm 0.020$. The dependence of $f_{s}/f_{d}$ on the transverse momentum and pseudorapidity of the $B$ meson is determined using the decays $B^{0}_{s} \\rightarrow D^{-}_{s}\\pi^{+}$ and $B^{0} \\rightarrow D^{-}\\pi^{+}$. There is evidence for a decrease with increasing transverse momentum, whereas the ratio remains constant as a function of pseudorapidity. In addition, the ratio of branchi...
On Decays of B Mesons to a Strange Meson and an Eta or Eta' Meson at Babar
Hirschauer, James Francis; /SLAC
2009-04-21
We describe studies of the decays of B mesons to final states {eta}K{sup *}(892), {eta}K{sup *}{sub 0}(S-wave), {eta}K{sup *}{sub 2}(1430), and {eta}'K based on data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} collier at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. We measure branching fractions and charge asymmetries for the decays B {yields} {eta}K{sup *}, where K{sup *} indicates a spin 0, 1, or 2 K{pi} system, making first observations of decays to final states {eta}K{sup *0}{sub 0}(S-wave), {eta}K{sup *+}{sub 0} (S-wave), and {eta}K{sup *0}{sub 2}(1430). We measure the time-dependent CP-violation parameters S and C for the decays B{sup 0} {yields} {eta}'K{sup 0}, observing CP violation in a charmless B decay with 5{sigma} significance considering both statistical and systematic uncertainties..
Université de Genève
2005-01-01
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE ECOLE DE PHYSIQUE Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet - 1211 GENEVE 4 Tél : (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 18 May PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium Recent results of the BaBar experiment on CP Violation in the B mesons decays by Prof. Jean-Pierre Lees / LAPP, Annecy After a brief introduction on B physics at B factories and the current status of the BaBar experiment, I will show how CP violation effects in the decays B->D(*)K(*) and B->D(*)pi/rho can be used to probe the value of the angle gamma of the Unitarity triangle, and what precision can be expected on this measurement by the end of the BaBar running, in 2008. Information: http://dpnc.unige.ch/seminaire/annonce.html Organizer: A. Cervera Villanueva
AUTHOR|(CDS)2074762
In this thesis, the performance of the full kinematic reconstruction of $\\mathrm{{B}}^{+}$ mesons in the decay channel $\\mathrm{{B}}^{+}\\rightarrow\\mathrm{\\overline{D}^{0}}\\pi^{+}$ ($\\mbox{$\\mathrm{\\overline{D}^{0}}\\rightarrow \\mathrm{K}^{+}\\pi^{-}$}$) and charge conjugates for the 0-10 % most central Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{_{\\mathrm{NN}}}}$ = 5.5 TeV is demonstrated for the upgraded ALICE Experiment, which is planned before Run 3 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), beginning in 2020. Within the scope of the foreseen detector and readout upgrades to inspect all Pb-Pb collisions at their interaction rate of 50 kHz, in particular through the installation of a new high-granularity pixel inner tracker, for the first time these rare signals will become accessible using full kinematic reconstruction in central Pb-Pb collisions in ALICE at mid-rapidity at the LHC. Topological and kinematic criteria are used to select the beauty signal against the large combinatorial and correlated background. In addition to a...
Bauer, Johannes M.
2004-01-01
Electromagnetic radiative penguin decays of the B meson were studied with the BaBar detector at SLAC's PEP-II asymmetric-energy B Factory. Branching fractions and isospin asymmetry of the decay B -> K* gamma, branching fractions of B -> K2*(1430) gamma, and a search for B0 -> phi gamma are presented. The decay rates may be enhanced by contributions from non-standard model processes.
Inclusive B-meson production at small p{sub T} in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme
Kniehl, B. A., E-mail: kniehl@desy.de; Kramer, G. [II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761, Hamburg (Germany); Schienbein, I. [LPSC, Université Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS/IN2P3, 53 avenue des Martyrs, 38026, Grenoble (France); Spiesberger, H. [PRISMA Cluster of Excellence, Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099, Mainz (Germany); Department of Physics, Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Cape Town, 7700, Rondebosch (South Africa)
2015-03-27
We calculate the cross section for the inclusive production of B mesons in pp and pp{sub -bar} collisions at next-to-leading order in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme and show that a suitable choice of factorization scales leads to a smooth transition to the fixed-flavor-number scheme. Our numerical results are in good agreement with data from the Tevatron and LHC experiments at small and at large transverse momenta.
Inclusive B-meson production at small p{sub T} in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme
Kniehl, B.A.; Kramer, G. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Schienbein, I. [Grenoble-Alpes Univ., CNRS/IN2P3, Grenoble (France). LPSC; Spiesberger, H. [Mainz Univ. (Germany). PRISMA Cluster of Excellence; Univ. of Cape Town, Rondebosch (South Africa). Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics and Dept. of Physics
2015-01-15
We calculate the cross section for the inclusive production of B mesons in pp and p anti p collisions at next-to-leading order in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme and show that a suitable choice of factorization scales leads to a smooth transition to the fixed-flavor-number scheme. Our numerical results are in good agreement with data from the Tevatron and LHC experiments at small and at large transverse momenta.