Charmless hadronic B decays and the recent CLEO data Academic Article uri icon


  • In the light of recent experimental data from the CLEO Collaboration we study the decays of B mesons to a pair of pseudoscalar (P) mesons, and a vector (V) meson and a pseudoscalar meson, in the framework of factorization. In order to obtain the best fit for the recent CLEO data, we critically examine the values of several input parameters to which the predictions are sensitive. These input parameters are the form factors, the strange quark mass, (Formula presented) is the effective number of color), the CKM matrix elements and in particular, the weak phase (Formula presented) It is possible to give a satisfactory account of the recent experimental results in (Formula presented) and (Formula presented) decays, with constrained values of a single (Formula presented) We identify the decay modes in which (Formula presented) asymmetries are expected to be large. 2001 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., & Oh, S.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, B||Oh, S

publication date

  • February 2001