Study of the decay mechanism for B+ → p over(p, ̄) K+ and B+ → p over(p, ̄) π+

J. T. Wei, M. Z. Wang, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, V. Balagura, E. Barberio, A. Bay, K. Belous, U. Bitenc, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, P. Chang, Y. Chao, A. Chen, K. F. ChenB. G. Cheon, C. C. Chiang, I. S. Cho, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, S. Cole, M. Danilov, M. Dash, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, B. Golob, H. Ha, J. Haba, T. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, D. Heffernan, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, Y. B. Hsiung, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, D. H. Kah, J. H. Kang, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lee, S. E. Lee, T. Lesiak, S. W. Lin, Y. Liu, D. Liventsev, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, S. McOnie, T. Medvedeva, W. Mitaroff, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. Park, K. S. Park, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, H. Shibuya, J. G. Shiu, J. B. Singh, A. Sokolov, A. Somov, S. Stanič, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, I. Tikhomirov, T. Tsuboyama, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, K. Vervink, S. Villa, A. Vinokurova, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, Y. Watanabe, R. Wedd, E. Won, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, C. C. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

We study the characteristics of the low mass p over(p, ̄) enhancements near threshold in the three-body decays B+ → p over(p, ̄) K+ and B+ → p over(p, ̄) π+. We observe that the proton polar angle distributions in the p over(p, ̄) helicity frame in the two decays have the opposite polarity, and measure the forward-backward asymmetries as a function of the p over(p, ̄) mass for the p over(p, ̄) K+ mode. We also search for the intermediate two-body decays, B+ → over(p, ̄) Δ+ + and B+ → p over(Δ, ̄)0, and set upper limits on their branching fractions. These results are obtained from a 414   fb-1 data sample that contains 449 × 106 B over(B, ̄) events collected near the Υ{hooked} (4 S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+ e- collider.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume659
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 17

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    Wei, J. T., Wang, M. Z., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Aulchenko, V., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Balagura, V., Barberio, E., Bay, A., Belous, K., Bitenc, U., Bondar, A., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Chang, P., Chao, Y., Chen, A., ... Zupanc, A. (2008). Study of the decay mechanism for B+ → p over(p, ̄) K+ and B+ → p over(p, ̄) π+. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 659(1-2), 80-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2007.11.063