Measurement of the branching fraction B(B+u→J/ψπ+) and Search for B+c→J/ψπ+ Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on a measurement of the branching fraction of the Cabibbo-suppressed decay B+u→J/ψπ+, where J/ψJ/ψμ+μ-. The data were collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab during 1992–1995 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 110pb-1 in pp collisions at √s=1.8TeV. A signal of 28+10-9 events is observed and we determine the ratio of branching fractions B(B+u→J/ψπ+)/B(B+u→J/ψK+) to be [5.0+1.9-1.7(stat)±0.1(syst)]%. Using the world average value for B(B+u→J/ψπ+), we calculate the branching fraction B(B+u→J/ψπ+) to be (5.0+2.1-1.9)×10-5. We also search for the decay B+c→J/ψπ+ and report a 95% confidence level limit on σ(B+c)B+c→J/ψπ+/σ(B+u)B(B+u→J/ψK+) as a function of the B+c lifetime. © 1996 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Akimoto, H., Akopian, A., Albrow, M. G., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., ... Demortier, L.

citation count

  • 17

publication date

  • January 1996