Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published August 7, 2012 | Published
Journal Article Open

Study of B → X_uℓv decays in BB events tagged by a fully reconstructed B-meson decay and determination of │V_(ub)│


We report measurements of partial branching fractions for inclusive charmless semileptonic B decays B → X_uℓν and the determination of the Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa (CKM) matrix element |V_(ub)|. The analysis is based on a sample of 467×10^6 Υ(4S)→BB decays recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e^+e^- storage rings. We select events in which the decay of one of the B mesons is fully reconstructed and an electron or a muon signals the semileptonic decay of the other B meson. We measure partial branching fractions ΔB in several restricted regions of phase space and determine the CKM element |V_(ub)| based on different QCD predictions. For decays with a charged lepton momentum p_ℓ^*>1.0  GeV in the B meson rest frame, we obtain ΔB=(1.80±0.13_(stat)±0.15_(sys)±0.02_(theo))×10^(-3) from a fit to the two-dimensional M_X-q^2 distribution. Here, M_X refers to the invariant mass of the final state hadron X and q^2 is the invariant mass squared of the charged lepton and neutrino. From this measurement we extract |V_(ub)|=(4.33±0.24_(exp)±0.15_(theo))×10^(-3) as the arithmetic average of four results obtained from four different QCD predictions of the partial rate. We separately determine partial branching fractions for B^0 and B^- decays and derive a limit on the isospin breaking in B → X_uℓν decays.

Additional Information

© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 5 December 2011; published 7 August 2012. We thank Matthias Neubert, Gil Paz, Einan Gardi, Paolo Gambino, Paolo Giordano, Ugo Aglietti, Giancarlo Ferrera, and Giulia Ricciardi for useful discussions and for providing the software tools and code that enabled us to compute │Vub│ values from measured branching fractions. We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our PEP-II colleagues in achieving the excellent luminosity and machine conditions that have made this work possible. The success of this project also relies critically on the expertise and dedication of the computing organizations that support BABAR. The collaborating institutions wish to thank SLAC for its support and the kind hospitality extended to them. This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (France), the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy), the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (The Netherlands), the Research Council of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovaciόn (Spain), and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie IEF program (European Union), the A. P. Sloan Foundation (USA), and the Binational Science Foundation (USA-Israel).

Attached Files

Published - PhysRevD.86.032004.pdf


Files (655.9 kB)
Name Size Download all
655.9 kB Preview Download

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 18, 2023