Inclusive and exclusive decays of B mesons to final states including charm and charmonium mesons

D. Bortoletto, D. N. Brown, J. Dominick, R. L. McIlwain, D. H. Miller, M. Modesitt, E. I. Shibata, S. Schaffner, I. P.J. Shipsey, M. Battle, H. Kroha, K. Sparks, E. H. Thorndike, C. H. Wang, M. Goldberg, T. Haupt, N. Horwitz, V. Jain, G. C. Moneti, Y. RozenP. Rubin, T. Skwarnicki, V. Sharma, S. Stone, M. Thusalidas, W. M. Yao, G. Zhu, A. V. Barnes, J. Bartelt, S. E. Csorna, T. Letson, M. D. Mestayer, J. Alexander, M. Artuso, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, D. Besson, T. E. Browder, D. G. Cassel, E. Cheu, D. M. Coffman, P. S. Drell, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, M. Garcia-Sciveres, B. Geiser, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, A. M. Halling, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, K. Honscheid, J. Kandaswamy, N. Katayama, D. L. Kreinick, J. D. Lewis, G. S. Ludwig, J. Masui, J. Mevissen, N. B. Mistry, S. Nandi, C. R. Ng, E. Nordberg, C. O'Grady, D. Peterson, M. Pisharody, D. Riley, M. Sapper, M. Selen, A. Silverman, H. Worden, M. Worris, P. Avery, A. Freyberger, L. Garren, J. Rodriguez, J. Yelton, K. Kinoshita, F. Pipkin, M. Procario, R. Wilson, J. Wolinski, D. Xiao, Y. Zhu, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, P. Baringer, D. Coppage, R. Davis, P. Haas, M. Kelly, N. Kwak, H. Lam, S. Ro, Y. Kubota, J. K. Nelson, D. Perticone, R. Poling, S. Schrenk, M. S. Alam, I. J. Kim, W. C. Li, B. Nemati, V. Romero, C. R. Sun, P. N. Wang, M. M. Zoeller, G. Crawford, R. Fulton, K. K. Gan, T. Jensen, D. R. Johnson, H. Kagan, R. Kass, R. Malchow, F. Morrow, J. Whitmore, P. Wilson

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We have studied hadronic decays of B mesons. We report measurements of exclusive branching ratios of several charm decay modes of B mesons to final states with a D or D* and one to three charged pions or a charged and to final states with a or , a kaon, and up to two charged pions. We have also measured inclusive branching ratios for B decays to D and D* and the spectra of these particles in B decays. The total charm content in B decay is found to be (10112)%. The branching ratios and spectra are compared to form-factor models. We extract the parameters a1 and a2 of the model of Bauer, Stech, and Wirbel and the DS decay constant. The masses of the B0 and B- mesons are measured. The mass difference between B0 and B- is found to be - MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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