Measurement of Β(B- → D0π-) and Β(B- → D+π-) and isospin analysis of B̄ → Dπ decays

S. Ahmed, M. S. Alam, L. Jian, M. Saleem, F. Wappler, E. Eckhart, K. K. Gan, C. Gwon, T. Hart, K. Honscheid, D. Hufnagel, H. Kagan, R. Kass, T. K. Pedlar, J. B. Thayer, E. von Toerne, T. Wilksen, M. M. Zoeller, H. Muramatsu, S. J. RichichiH. Severini, P. Skubic, S. A. Dytman, J. A. Mueller, S. Nam, V. Savinov, S. Chen, J. W. Hinson, J. Lee, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. L. Lyon, C. S. Park, W. Park, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, Y. Maravin, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, K. Bukin, E. Dambasuren, K. Khroustalev, R. Mountain, R. Nandakumar, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, A. H. Mahmood, S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, R. Mahapatra, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, P. S. Drell, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, A. Magerkurth, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, N. B. Mistry, E. Nordberg, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, B. Valant-Spaight, G. Viehhauser, A. Warburton, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, G. Brandenburg, D. Y.J. Kim, R. Wilson, K. Benslama, B. I. Eisenstein, J. Ernst, G. D. Gollin, R. M. Hans, I. Karliner, N. Lowrey, M. A. Marsh, C. Plager, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, K. W. Edwards, R. Ammar, D. Besson, X. Zhao, S. Anderson, V. V. Frolov, Y. Kubota, S. J. Lee, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber

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We present new measurements of branching fractions for the color-favored decays B+ → D0π- and B̄0 → D+π-. Using 9.67×106 BB̄ pairs collected with the CLEO detector, we obtain the branching fractions Β(B- → D0π - = (49.7±1.2±2.9±2.2)×104 and Β(B̄0 → D+π-) = (26.8±1.2±2.4±1.2)×10-4. The first error is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third is due to the experimental uncertainty on the production ratio of charged and neutral B mesons in Y(4S) decays. These results, together with the current world average for the color-suppressed branching fraction Β(B̄+ → D 0π0), are used to determine the cosine of the strong phase difference δI between the I = 1/2 and I=3/2 isospin amplitudes. We find cos δI = 0.863 -0.023-0.035-0.030+0.024+0.036+0.038, and obtain a 90% confidence interval of 16.5° < δI < 38.1°. This nonzero value of δI suggests the presence of final state interactions in the D π system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031101
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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