Hadronic mass moments in inclusive semileptonic B meson decays. Academic Article uri icon


  • We have measured the first and second moments of the hadronic mass-squared distribution in B-->X(c)l nu, for P(lepton)>1.5 GeV/c. We find = 0.251+/-0.066 GeV(2), <(M(2)(X)-)(2)> = 0.576+/-0.170 GeV(4), where M macro(D) is the spin-averaged D meson mass. From that first moment and the first moment of the photon energy spectrum in b-->s gamma, we find the heavy quark effective theory parameter lambda(1) (in the modified minimal subtraction renormalization scheme, to order 1/M(3)(B) and beta(0)alpha(2)(s)) to be -0.24+/-0.11 GeV(2). Using these first moments and the B semileptonic width, and assuming parton-hadron duality, we obtain absolute value of V(cb) = 0.0404+/-0.0013.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Cronin-Hennessy, D., Lyon, A. L., Roberts, S., Thorndike, E. H., Coan, T. E., Fadeyev, V., ... CLEO Collaboration.

citation count

  • 69

complete list of authors

  • Cronin-Hennessy, D||Lyon, AL||Roberts, S||Thorndike, EH||Coan, TE||Fadeyev, V||Gao, YS||Maravin, Y||Narsky, I||Stroynowski, R||Ye, J||Wlodek, T||Artuso, M||Benslama, K||Boulahouache, C||Bukin, K||Dambasuren, E||Majumder, G||Mountain, R||Skwarnicki, T||Stone, S||Wang, JC||Wolf, A||Kopp, S||Kostin, M||Mahmood, AH||Csorna, SE||Danko, I||McLean, KW||Xu, Z||Godang, R||Bonvicini, G||Cinabro, D||Dubrovin, M||McGee, S||Zhou, GJ||Bornheim, A||Lipeles, E||Pappas, SP||Shapiro, A||Sun, WM||Weinstein, AJ||Jaffe, DE||Mahapatra, R||Masek, G||Paar, HP||Asner, DM||Eppich, A||Hill, TS||Morrison, RJ||Briere, RA||Chen, GP||Ferguson, T||Vogel, H||Alexander, JP||Bebek, C||Berger, BE||Berkelman, K||Blanc, F||Boisvert, V||Cassel, DG||Drell, PS||Duboscq, JE||Ecklund, KM||Ehrlich, R||Gaidarev, P||Gibbons, L||Gittelman, B||Gray, SW||Hartill, DL||Heltsley, BK||Hsu, L||Jones, CD||Kandaswamy, J||Kreinick, DL||Lohner, M||Magerkurth, A||Meyer, TO||Mistry, NB||Nordberg, E||Palmer, M||Patterson, JR||Peterson, D||Riley, D||Romano, A||Schwartho

publication date

  • January 1, 2001 11:11 AM