We report on a study of the decay (B) over bar (0)-> D*+omega pi(-) with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Based on a sample of 232x10(6) B (B) over bar decays, we measure the branching fraction B((B) over bar (0)-> D*+omega pi(-))=(2.88 +/- 0.21(stat.)+/- 0.31(syst.))x10(-3). We study the invariant mass spectrum of the omega pi(-) system in this decay. This spectrum is in good agreement with expectations based on factorization and the measured spectrum in tau(-)->omega pi(-)nu(tau). We also measure the polarization of the D*+ as a function of the omega pi(-) mass. In the mass region 1.1 to 1.9 GeV we measure the fraction of longitudinal polarization of the D*+ to be Gamma(L)/Gamma=0.654 +/- 0.042(stat.)+/- 0.016(syst.). This is in agreement with the expectations from heavy-quark effective theory and factorization assuming that the decay proceeds as (B) over bar (0)-> D*+rho(1450)(-), rho(1450)(-)->omega pi(-).

Study of the decay (B)over-bar(0)-> D*+omega pi(-)

FERRONI, Fernando
2006

Abstract

We report on a study of the decay (B) over bar (0)-> D*+omega pi(-) with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Based on a sample of 232x10(6) B (B) over bar decays, we measure the branching fraction B((B) over bar (0)-> D*+omega pi(-))=(2.88 +/- 0.21(stat.)+/- 0.31(syst.))x10(-3). We study the invariant mass spectrum of the omega pi(-) system in this decay. This spectrum is in good agreement with expectations based on factorization and the measured spectrum in tau(-)->omega pi(-)nu(tau). We also measure the polarization of the D*+ as a function of the omega pi(-) mass. In the mass region 1.1 to 1.9 GeV we measure the fraction of longitudinal polarization of the D*+ to be Gamma(L)/Gamma=0.654 +/- 0.042(stat.)+/- 0.016(syst.). This is in agreement with the expectations from heavy-quark effective theory and factorization assuming that the decay proceeds as (B) over bar (0)-> D*+rho(1450)(-), rho(1450)(-)->omega pi(-).
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12571/163
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 17
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 13
social impact