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Branching fraction measurements of B → ηcK decays

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Barate, R
  • Boutigny, D
  • Couderc, F
  • Gaillard, JM
  • Hicheur, A
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • 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
  • Day, CT
  • Gill, MS
  • Gritsan, AV
  • Groysman, Y
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kadel, RW
  • Kadyk, J
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • LeClerc, C
  • Levi, ME
  • Lynch, G
  • Mir, LM
  • Oddone, PJ
  • Orimoto, TJ
  • Pripstein, M
  • Roe, NA
  • Ronan, MT
  • Shelkov, VG
  • Telnov, AV
  • Wenzel, WA
  • Ford, K
  • Harrison, TJ
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Morgan, SE
  • Watson, AT
  • Watson, NK
  • Fritsch, M
  • Goetzen, K
  • Held, T
  • Koch, H
  • Lewandowski, B
  • Pelizaeus, M
  • Steinke, M
  • Boyd, JT
  • Chevalier, N
  • Cottingham, WN
  • Kelly, MP
  • Latham, TE
  • Wilson, FF
  • Abe, K
  • Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Thiessen, D
  • Kyberd, P
  • Teodorescu, L
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Ivanchenko, VN
  • Kravchenko, EA
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Yushkov, AN
  • Best, D
  • Bruinsma, M
  • Chao, M
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Mommsen, RK
  • Roethel, W
  • Stoker, DP
  • Buchanan, C
  • Hartfiel, BL
  • Gary, JW
  • et al.
Abstract

We study the decays B+ → ηcK+ and B0 → ηcK0, where the ηc is reconstructed in the KS0K ±π∓ and K+K- π0 decay modes. Results are based on a sample of 86 B B̄ pairs collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC e+e- B Factory. We measure the product of branching fractions B(B+ → ηcK+) ×B(ηc→KK̄π)= (7.40±0.50±0.70)×10-5 and B(B 0→ηcK0) ×B(ηc→KK̄π)=(6.48±0.85±0.71) ×10-5, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic, In addition, we search for B → ηcK events with ηc→2(K+K-) and ηc→ φφ and determine the ηc decay branching fraction ratios B(ηc →(K+K-)) /B(ηc→KK̄π)=(2.3±0.7±0.6) ×10-2 and B(ηc→φφ) /B(ηc→KK̄π)=(5.5±1.4±0.5) ×10-2.

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