Factorization of B decays into two light mesons in soft-collinear effective theory

Junegone Chay, Chul Kim

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We show that the amplitudes for B decays into two light mesons at leading order in soft-collinear effective theory are factorized to all orders in αs. We construct gauge-invariant four-quark operators by employing the effective theories SCETI for √m bΛμ<mb, and SCETII for μ < √mbΛ with Λ∼0.5 GeV. These operators do not allow gluon exchanges between different sectors of the current and the matrix elements are reduced to the products of current matrix elements. The spectator interactions are also factorized at leading order in SCET and to all orders in αs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071502
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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