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SU(3) predictions for nonleptonic B-meson decays

Savage, Martin J. and Wise, Mark B. (1989) SU(3) predictions for nonleptonic B-meson decays. Physical Review D, 39 (11). pp. 3346-3356. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SAVprd89a

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Abstract

The smallness of the up-, down-, and strange-quark masses compared with the QCD scale makes SU(3) flavor an approximate symmetry of the strong interactions. The B-, B0, and Bs0 mesons form a 3¯ representation of SU(3). Using the SU(3) transformation properties of the effective Hamiltonian for weak nonleptonic B-meson decays, relations are derived between B-meson decay amplitudes. Some of these relations may provide information on the importance of various competing effects that can occur in nonleptonic B-meson decays.


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Additional Information:©1989 The American Physical Society Received 23 January 1989 This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC0381-ER40050. Erratum: Martin J. Savage and Mark B. Wise, Erratum: SU(3) predictions for nonleptonic B-meson decays, Phys. Rev. D 40, 3127 (1989) .
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