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New Measurement of B → D^*π Branching Fractions

Brandenburg, G. and Barish, B. and Chadha, M. and Chan, S. and Eigen, G. and Miller, J. S. and O'Grady, C. and Schmidtler, M. and Urheim, J. and Würthwein, F. and Weinstein, Alan J. (1998) New Measurement of B → D^*π Branching Fractions. Physical Review Letters, 80 (13). pp. 2762-2766. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.2762.

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The decays ϒ(4S)→BB̅ , followed by B→D^*π and D^*→Dπ, permit reconstruction of all kinematic quantities that describe the sequence without reconstruction of the D, with reasonably low backgrounds. Using an integrated e^+e^- luminosity of 3.1 fb^(-1) accumulated at the ϒ(4S) by the CLEO-II detector, we report measurements of B(B̅ ^0→D^(*+)π^-) = (2.81±0.11±0.21±0.05)×10^(-3) and B(B-→D^*0π^-) = (4.34±0.33±0.34±0.18)×10^(-3).

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Additional Information:© 1998 The American Physical Society. Received 25 June 1997; published in the issue dated 30 March 1998. We gratefully acknowledge the effort of the CESR staff in providing us with excellent luminosity and running conditions. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Heisenberg Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Research Corporation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the A. P. Sloan Foundation.
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Official Citation:New Measurement of B → D*π Branching Fractions G. Brandenburg et al. ((CLEO Collaboration)) pp. 2762-2766
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