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Measurements of the decays B0→D̄0pp̄, B0→D̄* 0pp̄, B0→D-pp̄π+, and B0→D*-pp̄π+

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Barate, R
  • Bona, M
  • Boutigny, D
  • Couderc, F
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Grauges, E
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Chen, JC
  • Qi, ND
  • Rong, G
  • Wang, P
  • Zhu, YS
  • Eigen, G
  • Ofte, I
  • Stugu, B
  • Abrams, GS
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Button-Shafer, J
  • Cahn, RN
  • Charles, E
  • Day, CT
  • Gill, MS
  • Groysman, Y
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kadyk, JA
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • Lynch, G
  • Mir, LM
  • Oddone, PJ
  • Orimoto, TJ
  • Pripstein, M
  • Roe, NA
  • Ronan, MT
  • Wenzel, WA
  • Barrett, M
  • Ford, KE
  • Harrison, TJ
  • Hart, AJ
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Morgan, SE
  • Watson, AT
  • Goetzen, K
  • Held, T
  • Koch, H
  • Lewandowski, B
  • Pelizaeus, M
  • Peters, K
  • Schroeder, T
  • Steinke, M
  • Boyd, JT
  • Burke, JP
  • Cottingham, WN
  • Walker, D
  • Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T
  • Fulsom, BG
  • Hearty, C
  • Knecht, NS
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Khan, A
  • Kyberd, P
  • Saleem, M
  • Teodorescu, L
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Best, DS
  • Bondioli, M
  • Bruinsma, M
  • Chao, M
  • Curry, S
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Lund, P
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Mommsen, RK
  • Roethel, W
  • Stoker, DP
  • Abachi, S
  • Buchanan, C
  • Foulkes, SD
  • Gary, JW
  • Long, O
  • Shen, BC
  • et al.
Abstract

We present measurements of branching fractions of B0 decays to multibody final states containing protons, based on 232×106 Υ(4S)→BB̄ decays collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory. We measure the branching fractions B(B0→D̄0pp̄)=(1. 13±0.06±0.08)×10-4, B(B0→D̄*0pp̄)=(1. 01±0.10±0.09)×10-4, B(B0→D-pp̄π+)=(3. 38±0.14±0.29)×10-4, and B(B0→D*-pp̄π+)= (4.81±0.22±0.44)×10-4 where the first error is statistical and the second systematic. We present a search for the charmed pentaquark state, Θc(3100) observed by H1 and put limits on the branching fraction B(B0→Θcp̄π+)×B(Θc→D*-p) <14×10-6 and B(B0→Θcp̄π+)×B(Θc→D-p) <9×10-6. Upon investigation of the decay structure of the above four B0 decay modes, we see an enhancement at low pp̄ mass and deviations from phase-space in the D̄p̄ and D̄p invariant mass spectra. © 2006 The American Physical Society.

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