Search for rare hadronic B decays

R. Akers, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, A. Astbury, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, G. Beaudoin, A. Beck, J. Becker, C. Beeston, T. Behnke, K. W. BellG. Bella, P. Bentkowski, S. Bentvelsen, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, R. M. Brown, A. Buijs, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, C. Charlesworth, D. G. Charlton, S. L. Chu, P. E.L. Clarke, J. C. Clayton, S. G. Clowes, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, M. Coupland, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, C. Darling, S. De Jong, H. Deng, M. Dittmar, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, J. E. Duboscq, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, U. C. Dunwoody, P. A. Elcombe, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, H. G. Evans, F. Fabbri, B. Fabbro, M. Fanti, M. Fierro, M. Fincke-Keeler, H. M. Fischer, P. Fischer, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, H. Fukui, A. Fürtjes, P. Gagnon, A. Gaidot, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, S. W. Gensler, F. X. Gentit, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, J. D. Gillies, J. Goldberg, D. M. Gingrich, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, P. Grannis, E. Gross, J. Hagemann, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, C. K. Hargrove, J. Hart, P. A. Hart, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, E. Heflin, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, T. Hilse, D. A. Hinshaw, P. R. Hobson, D. Hochman, A. Höcker, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, R. E. Hughes-Jones, R. Humbert, P. Igo-Kemenes, H. Ihssen, D. C. Imrie, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, M. Jones, R. W.L. Jones, P. Jovanovic, C. Jui, D. Karlen, Kiyotomo Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, B. King, J. King, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, R. Kowalewski, R. Howard, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Lafoux, R. Lahmann, J. Lauber, J. G. Layter, P. Leblanc, P. Le Du, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, M. H. Lehto, D. Lellouch, C. Leroy, J. Letts, L. Levinson, Z. Li, F. Liu, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, B. Lorazo, M. J. Losty, X. C. Lou, J. Ludwig, A. Luig, M. Mannelli, S. marcellini, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, U. Maur, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, A. I. McNab, J. R. McNutt, F. Meijers, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, R. P. Middleton, G. Mikenberg, J. Mildenberger, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, C. Moisan, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, B. Nellen, B. Nijjhar, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, C. J. Oram, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. P. Pansart, G. N. Patrick, M. J. Pearce, P. Pfister, P. D. Phillips, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. Pitman, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, T. W. Pritchard, H. Przysiezniak, M. W. Redmond, D. L. Rees, D. Rigby, M. Rison, S. A. Robins, D. Robinson, J. M. Roney, E. Ros, S. Rossberg, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, H. von der Schmitt, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, P. Schütz, M. Schulz, C. Schwick, J. Schwiening, W. G. Scott, M. Settles, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skillman, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, C. Stegmann, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, R. Ströhmer, D. Strom, P. Szymanski, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, S. Tarem, M. Tecchio, P. Teixeira-Dias, N. Tesch, M. A. Thomson, S. Towers, T. Tsukamoto, M. F. Turner-Watson, D. Van den plas, R. Van Kooten, G. Vasseur, M. Vincter, A. Wagner, D. L. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. J. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. Weber, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, V. H. Winterer, T. Wlodek, G. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, A. Yeaman, G. Yekutieli, M. Yurko, W. Zeuner, G. T. Zorn

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A search for rare decays of B hadrons has been performed using approximately two million hadronic Z0 decays collected by the OPAL experiment between 1990 and 1993. The exclusive decay channels Bd0 → π+ π-, Bd0 → K+π-, Bs0 → π+K- and Bs0 → K+K- have been studied. Such decays include contributions from flavour changing neutral current processes such as hadronic penguin decays. No significant excess of events has been observed in the π+π-, π+K- and K+K- invariant mass distributions. Consequently, upper limits on the Bd0 branching ratios, Br(Bd0→π+π-) < 4.7 × 10-5 and Br(Bd0→K+π-) < 8.1 × 10-5, and on the Bs0 branching ratios, Br(Bs0→π+K-) < 2.6 × 10-4 and Br(Bs0→K+K-) < 1.4 × 10-4, have been set at the 90% confidence level. These limits assume that the ratio of the partial decay widths of the Z0, λ (Z0 → bb̄)/λ(Z0 → hadrons), is 0.217 and that the fractions of Bd0 and Bs0 mesons produced during fragmentation are 39.5% and 12% respectively. The Bs0 branching ratio limits are the first such limits obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-404
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume337
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 1994

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Akers, R., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Anderson, K. J., Arcelli, S., Asai, S., ... Zorn, G. T. (1994). Search for rare hadronic B decays. Physics Letters B, 337(3-4), 393-404. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(94)90993-8

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In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 337, No. 3-4, 13.10.1994, p. 393-404.

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Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J, Anderson KJ, Arcelli S, Asai S et al. Search for rare hadronic B decays. Physics Letters B. 1994 Oct 13;337(3-4):393-404. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(94)90993-8
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abstract = "A search for rare decays of B hadrons has been performed using approximately two million hadronic Z0 decays collected by the OPAL experiment between 1990 and 1993. The exclusive decay channels Bd0 → π+ π-, Bd0 → K+π-, Bs0 → π+K- and Bs0 → K+K- have been studied. Such decays include contributions from flavour changing neutral current processes such as hadronic penguin decays. No significant excess of events has been observed in the π+π-, π+K- and K+K- invariant mass distributions. Consequently, upper limits on the Bd0 branching ratios, Br(Bd0→π+π-) < 4.7 × 10-5 and Br(Bd0→K+π-) < 8.1 × 10-5, and on the Bs0 branching ratios, Br(Bs0→π+K-) < 2.6 × 10-4 and Br(Bs0→K+K-) < 1.4 × 10-4, have been set at the 90{\%} confidence level. These limits assume that the ratio of the partial decay widths of the Z0, λ (Z0 → bb̄)/λ(Z0 → hadrons), is 0.217 and that the fractions of Bd0 and Bs0 mesons produced during fragmentation are 39.5{\%} and 12{\%} respectively. The Bs0 branching ratio limits are the first such limits obtained.",
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Dittmar and Dixit, {M. S.} and {do Couto e Silva}, E. and Duboscq, {J. E.} and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Dunwoody, {U. C.} and Elcombe, {P. A.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and Evans, {H. G.} and F. Fabbri and B. Fabbro and M. Fanti and M. Fierro and M. Fincke-Keeler and Fischer, {H. M.} and P. Fischer and R. Folman and Fong, {D. G.} and M. Foucher and H. Fukui and A. F{\"u}rtjes and P. Gagnon and A. Gaidot and Gary, {J. W.} and J. Gascon and Geddes, {N. I.} and C. Geich-Gimbel and Gensler, {S. W.} and Gentit, {F. X.} and T. Geralis and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and R. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gillies, {J. D.} and J. Goldberg and Gingrich, {D. M.} and Goodrick, {M. J.} and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and P. Grannis and E. Gross and J. Hagemann and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and Hargrove, {C. K.} and J. Hart and Hart, {P. A.} and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and E. Heflin and Hemingway, {R. J.} and G. 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L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and B. Lorazo and Losty, {M. J.} and Lou, {X. C.} and J. Ludwig and A. Luig and M. Mannelli and S. marcellini and C. Markus and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"a}ttig and U. Maur and J. McKenna and McMahon, {T. J.} and McNab, {A. I.} and McNutt, {J. R.} and F. Meijers and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and Middleton, {R. P.} and G. Mikenberg and J. Mildenberger and Miller, {D. J.} and R. Mir and W. Mohr and C. Moisan and A. Montanari and T. Mori and M. Morii and U. M{\"u}ller and B. Nellen and B. Nijjhar and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and Oram, {C. J.} and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and Pansart, {J. P.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and Pearce, {M. J.} and P. Pfister and Phillips, {P. D.} and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and D. Pitman and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and A. Posthaus and Pritchard, {T. W.} and H. 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TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for rare hadronic B decays

AU - Akers, R.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Astbury, A.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Bartoldus, R.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Beaudoin, G.

AU - Beck, A.

AU - Becker, J.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentkowski, P.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Berlich, P.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bosch, H. M.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Buijs, A.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Burgard, C.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlesworth, C.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chu, S. L.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Clayton, J. C.

AU - Clowes, S. G.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Coupland, M.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallapiccola, C.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Darling, C.

AU - De Jong, S.

AU - Deng, H.

AU - Dittmar, M.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - do Couto e Silva, E.

AU - Duboscq, J. E.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Dunwoody, U. C.

AU - Elcombe, P. A.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fabbro, B.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fincke-Keeler, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Fischer, P.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fukui, H.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gaidot, A.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Gensler, S. W.

AU - Gentit, F. X.

AU - Geralis, T.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Giacomelli, R.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gillies, J. D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Grannis, P.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Hagemann, J.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hart, J.

AU - Hart, P. A.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Heflin, E.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hilse, T.

AU - Hinshaw, D. A.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hochman, D.

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PY - 1994/10/13

Y1 - 1994/10/13

N2 - A search for rare decays of B hadrons has been performed using approximately two million hadronic Z0 decays collected by the OPAL experiment between 1990 and 1993. The exclusive decay channels Bd0 → π+ π-, Bd0 → K+π-, Bs0 → π+K- and Bs0 → K+K- have been studied. Such decays include contributions from flavour changing neutral current processes such as hadronic penguin decays. No significant excess of events has been observed in the π+π-, π+K- and K+K- invariant mass distributions. Consequently, upper limits on the Bd0 branching ratios, Br(Bd0→π+π-) < 4.7 × 10-5 and Br(Bd0→K+π-) < 8.1 × 10-5, and on the Bs0 branching ratios, Br(Bs0→π+K-) < 2.6 × 10-4 and Br(Bs0→K+K-) < 1.4 × 10-4, have been set at the 90% confidence level. These limits assume that the ratio of the partial decay widths of the Z0, λ (Z0 → bb̄)/λ(Z0 → hadrons), is 0.217 and that the fractions of Bd0 and Bs0 mesons produced during fragmentation are 39.5% and 12% respectively. The Bs0 branching ratio limits are the first such limits obtained.

AB - A search for rare decays of B hadrons has been performed using approximately two million hadronic Z0 decays collected by the OPAL experiment between 1990 and 1993. The exclusive decay channels Bd0 → π+ π-, Bd0 → K+π-, Bs0 → π+K- and Bs0 → K+K- have been studied. Such decays include contributions from flavour changing neutral current processes such as hadronic penguin decays. No significant excess of events has been observed in the π+π-, π+K- and K+K- invariant mass distributions. Consequently, upper limits on the Bd0 branching ratios, Br(Bd0→π+π-) < 4.7 × 10-5 and Br(Bd0→K+π-) < 8.1 × 10-5, and on the Bs0 branching ratios, Br(Bs0→π+K-) < 2.6 × 10-4 and Br(Bs0→K+K-) < 1.4 × 10-4, have been set at the 90% confidence level. These limits assume that the ratio of the partial decay widths of the Z0, λ (Z0 → bb̄)/λ(Z0 → hadrons), is 0.217 and that the fractions of Bd0 and Bs0 mesons produced during fragmentation are 39.5% and 12% respectively. The Bs0 branching ratio limits are the first such limits obtained.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90993-8

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90993-8

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0041816296

VL - 337

SP - 393

EP - 404

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 3-4

ER -