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Measurement of B0→Ds(*)+D*- branching fractions and B 0→D*s+D*- polarization with a partial reconstruction technique

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Barate, R
  • Boutigny, D
  • Gaillard, JM
  • Hicheur, A
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Robbe, P
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Palano, A
  • Pompili, A
  • Chen, JC
  • Qi, ND
  • Rong, G
  • Wang, P
  • Zhu, YS
  • Eigen, G
  • Ofte, I
  • Stugu, B
  • Abrams, GS
  • Borgland, AW
  • Breon, AB
  • Brown, DN
  • Button-Shafer, J
  • Cahn, RN
  • Charles, E
  • Gill, MS
  • Gritsan, AV
  • Groysman, Y
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kadel, RW
  • Kadyk, J
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kral, JF
  • Leclerc, C
  • Levi, ME
  • Lynch, G
  • Mir, LM
  • Oddone, PJ
  • Orimoto, TJ
  • Pripstein, M
  • Roe, NA
  • Romosan, A
  • Ronan, MT
  • Shelkov, VG
  • Telnov, AV
  • Wenzel, WA
  • Harrison, TJ
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Knowles, DJ
  • O'Neale, SW
  • Penny, RC
  • Watson, AT
  • Watson, NK
  • Deppermann, T
  • Goetzen, K
  • Koch, H
  • Lewandowski, B
  • Pelizaeus, M
  • Peters, K
  • Schmuecker, H
  • Steinke, M
  • Barlow, NR
  • Bhimji, W
  • Boyd, JT
  • Chevalier, N
  • Clark, PJ
  • Cottingham, WN
  • Mackay, C
  • Wilson, FF
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Thiessen, D
  • Jolly, S
  • Kyberd, P
  • McKemey, AK
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Golubev, VB
  • Ivanchenko, VN
  • Kravchenko, EA
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Yushkov, AN
  • Best, D
  • Chao, M
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Mandelkern, M
  • McMahon, S
  • Mommsen, RK
  • Roethel, W
  • Stoker, DP
  • Arisaka, K
  • Buchanan, C
  • et al.
Abstract

We present a study of the decays B0→Ds(*)+D*-, using 20.8 fb-1 of e +e- annihilation data recorded with the BABAR detector. The analysis is conducted with a partial reconstniction technique, in which only the Ds(*)+ and the soft pion from the D*- decay are reconstructed. We measure the branching fractions B(B0→Ds+D*-) = (1.03±0.14±0.13±0.26)% and B(B0→D* s+D*-) = (1.97±0.15±0. 30±0.49)%, where the first error is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is the error due to the Ds+ → φπ+ branching fraction uncertainty. From the B 0→D*s+D*- angular distributions, we measure the fraction of longitudinal polarization ΓL/Γ = (51.9±5.0±2.8)%, which is consistent with theoretical predictions based on factorization. © 2003 The American Physical Society.

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