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Search for b→u transitions in B-→[K+π-π0]DK-

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Bona, M
  • Boutigny, D
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prudent, X
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Tico, JG
  • Grauges, E
  • Lopez, L
  • Palano, A
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Sun, L
  • Abrams, GS
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Button-Shafer, J
  • Cahn, RN
  • Groysman, Y
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kadyk, JA
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • Pegna, DL
  • Lynch, G
  • Mir, LM
  • Orimoto, TJ
  • Ronan, MT
  • Tackmann, K
  • Wenzel, WA
  • Del Amo Sanchez, P
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Watson, AT
  • Held, T
  • Koch, H
  • Lewandowski, B
  • Pelizaeus, M
  • Schroeder, T
  • Steinke, M
  • Walker, D
  • Asgeirsson, DJ
  • Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T
  • Fulsom, BG
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Khan, A
  • Saleem, M
  • Teodorescu, L
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Bondioli, M
  • Curry, S
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Lund, P
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Martin, EC
  • Stoker, DP
  • Abachi, S
  • Buchanan, C
  • Foulkes, SD
  • Gary, JW
  • Liu, F
  • Long, O
  • Shen, BC
  • Zhang, L
  • Paar, HP
  • Rahatlou, S
  • Sharma, V
  • et al.
Abstract

We search for decays of a B meson into a neutral D meson and a charged kaon, with the D meson decaying into a charged kaon, a charged pion, and a neutral pion. This final state can be reached through the b→c transition B-→D0K- followed by the doubly Cabibbo-suppressed D0→K+π-π0, or the b→u transition B-→D̄0K- followed by the Cabibbo-favored D̄0→K+π-π0. The interference of these two amplitudes is sensitive to the angle γ of the unitarity triangle. We present results based on 226×106 e+e-→Υ(4S)→BB̄ events collected with the BABAR detector at SLAC. We find no significant evidence for these decays and we set a limit RADS≡Γ([K+π-π0]DK-)+Γ([K-π+π0]DK+) Γ([K+π-π0]DK+)+Γ([K-π+π0]DK-)<0.039 at 95% confidence level, which we translate with a Bayesian approach into rB≡|A(B- →D̄0K-)/A(B-→D0K-)|<0.19 at 95% confidence level. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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