Experimental limits on weak annihilation contributions to decays. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present the first experimental limits on high-q2 contributions to charmless semileptonic decays of the form expected from the weak annihilation (WA) decay mechanism. Such contributions could bias determinations of /Vub/ from inclusive measurements of B-->Xulupsilon. Using a wide range of models based on available theoretical input we set a limit of GammaWA/Gammab-->u<7.4% (90% confidence level) on the WA fraction, and assess the impact on previous inclusive determinations of /Vub/.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Rosner, J. L., Adam, N. E., Alexander, J. P., Berkelman, K., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., ... CLEO Collaboration.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Rosner, JL||Adam, NE||Alexander, JP||Berkelman, K||Cassel, DG||Duboscq, JE||Ecklund, KM||Ehrlich, R||Fields, L||Gibbons, L||Gray, R||Gray, SW||Hartill, DL||Heltsley, BK||Hertz, D||Jones, CD||Kandaswamy, J||Kreinick, DL||Kuznetsov, VE||Mahlke-Kr├╝ger, H||Meyer, TO||Onyisi, PUE||Patterson, JR||Peterson, D||Phillips, EA||Pivarski, J||Riley, D||Ryd, A||Sadoff, AJ||Schwarthoff, H||Shi, X||Stroiney, S||Sun, WM||Wilksen, T||Weinberger, M||Athar, SB||Avery, P||Breva-Newell, L||Patel, R||Potlia, V||Stoeck, H||Yelton, J||Rubin, P||Cawlfield, C||Eisenstein, BI||Karliner, I||Kim, D||Lowrey, N||Naik, P||Sedlack, C||Selen, M||Thaler, JJ||White, EJ||Wiss, J||Shepherd, MR||Asner, DM||Edwards, KW||Besson, D||Pedlar, TK||Cronin-Hennessy, D||Gao, KY||Gong, DT||Hietala, J||Kubota, Y||Klein, T||Lang, BW||Poling, R||Scott, AW||Smith, A||Dobbs, S||Metreveli, Z||Seth, KK||Tomaradze, A||Zweber, P||Ernst, J||Arms, K||Severini, H||Dytman, SA||Love, W||Mehrabyan, S||Mueller, JA||Savinov, V||Li, Z||Lopez, A||Mendez, H||Ramirez, J||Huang, GS||Miller, DH||Pavlunin, V||Sanghi, B||Shipsey, IPJ||Adams, GS||Anderson, M||Cummings, JP||Danko, I||Napolitano, J||He, Q||Muramatsu, H||Park, CS||Thorndike, EH||Coan, TE||Gao, YS||Liu, F||Stroynowski, R||Artuso, M||Boulahouache, C||Blusk, S||Butt, J||Li, J||Menaa, N||Mountain, R||Nisar, S||Randrianarivony, K||Redjimi, R||Sia, R||Skwarnicki, T||Stone, S||Wang, JC||Zhang, K||Csorna, SE||Bonvicini, G||Cinabro, D||Dubrovin, M||Lincoln, A||Weinstein, AJ||Briere, RA||Chen, GP||Chen, J||Ferguson, T||Tatishvili, G||Vogel, H||Watkins, ME

publication date

  • March 2006