Observation of exclusive B --> D(*)K(*-) decays. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the first observation of the exclusive decays B-->D((*))K(*-), using 9.66 x 10(6) BB pairs collected at the Upsilon(4S) with the CLEO detector. We measure the following branching fractions: B(B--->D(0)K(*-)) = (6.1+/-1.6+/-1.7)x10(-4), B(B(0)-->D(+)K(*-)) = (3.7+/-1.5+/-1.0)x10(-4), B(B(0)-->D(*+)K(*-)) = (3.8+/-1.3+/-0.8)x10(-4), and B(B--->D(*0)K(*-)) = (7.7+/-2.2+/-2.6)x10(-4). The B-->D(*)K(*-) branching ratios are the averages of those corresponding to the 00 and 11 helicity states. The errors shown are statistical and systematic, respectively.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Mahapatra, R., Nelson, H. N., Briere, R. A., Chen, G. P., Ferguson, T., Tatishvili, G., ... CLEO Collaboration.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002 11:11 AM