Study of B meson decays to three-body charmless hadronic final states

A. Garmash, K. Abe, K. Abe, T. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, M. Akatsu, Y. Asano, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, Y. Ban, I. Bedny, P. K. Behera, I. Bizjak, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, B. C K Casey, P. ChangY. Chao, K. F. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, A. Chuvikov, M. Danilov, M. Dash, L. Y. Dong, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, V. Eiges, C. Fukunaga, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, B. Golob, A. Gordon, R. Guo, J. Haba, C. Hagner, T. Hara, N. C. Hastings, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, I. Higuchi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, H. C. Huang, Y. Igarashi, T. Iijima, K. Inami, R. Itoh, H. Iwasaki, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, H. K. Jang, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, D. W. Kim, H. J. Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, S. K. Kim, K. Kinoshita, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, G. Leder, S. H. Lee, J. Li, S. W. Lin, J. MacNaughton, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, H. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyata, G. R. Moloney, T. Mori, Y. Nagasaka, T. Nakadaira, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, J. W. Nam, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, H. Palka, C. W. Park, H. Park, K. S. Park, N. Parslow, L. E. Piilonen, M. Rozanska, H. Sagawa, S. Saitoh, Y. Sakai, T. R. Sarangi, M. Satapathy, A. Satpathy, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, C. Schwanda, A. J. Schwartz, S. Semenov, K. Senyo, R. Seuster, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, V. Sidorov, J. B. Singh, N. Soni, S. Stanič, M. Starič, A. Sugi, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, S. K. Swain, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, J. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, Y. Teramoto, T. Tomura, K. Trabelsi, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, Y. Unno, S. Uno, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, C. H. Wang, M. Z. Wang, Y. Watanabe, Eunil Won, B. D. Yabsley, Y. Yamada, A. Yamaguchi, H. Yamamoto, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, H. Yanai, Y. Yuan, Y. Yusa, J. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, D. Žontar

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Abstract

We report results of a study of charmless B meson decays to three-body Kππ, KKπ and KKK final states. Measurements of branching fractions for B decays to K= +(0)π +π -, K +K +K -, K 0K +K -, K +K s 0K s 0 and K s 0K s 0K s 0 final states are presented. The decays B 0→K 0K +K -, B +→K +K s 0K s 0 and B 0→K s 0K s 0K s 0 are observed for the first time. We also report evidence for B +→K +K -π + decay. For the three-body final states K 0K +π -, K s 0K s 0π +, K +K +π - and K -π +π +, 90% confidence level upper limits are reported. Finally, we discuss the possibility of using the three-body B 0→K s 0K +K - decay for CP violation studies. The results are obtained with a 78 fb -1 data sample collected at the Y(4S) resonance by the Belle detector operating at the KEKB asymmetric energy e +e - collider.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1

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Garmash, A., Abe, K., Abe, K., Abe, T., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Akatsu, M., Asano, Y., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Ban, Y., Bedny, I., Behera, P. K., Bizjak, I., Bondar, A., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Casey, B. C. K., ... Žontar, D. (2004). Study of B meson decays to three-body charmless hadronic final states. Physical Review D, 69(1), [012001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.69.012001