Measurement of the ratio of branching fractions B(B±→J/ψπ±)/B(B±→J/ψK±) Academic Article uri icon


  • We report a measurement of the ratio of branching fractions of the decays B±→J/ψπ± and B±→J/ψK± using the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The signal from the Cabbibo-suppressed B±→J/ψπ± decay is separated from B±→J/ψK± using the B±→J/ψK± invariant mass distribution and the kinematical differences of the hadron track in the two decay modes. From a sample of 220pb-1 of pp̄ collisions at s=1.96TeV, we observe 91±15 B±→J/ψπ± events together with 1883±34 B±→J/ψK± events. The ratio of branching fractions is found to be B(B±→J/ψπ±)/ B(B±→J/ψK±)=(4.86±0.82(stat)±0.15(syst))%. © 2009 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abulencia, A., Adelman, J., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., Ambrose, D., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • June 2009