Four candidates for charmless hadronic B decay are observed in a data sample of four million hadronic Z decays recorded by the ALEPH detector at LEP. The probability that these events come from background sources is estimated to be less than 10(-6). The average branching of weakly decaying B hadrons (a mixture of B-d(0), B-s(0) and Lambda(b) weighted by their production The average branching ratio of weakly decaying B hadrons (a mixture of B-d(0) cross sections and lifetimes, here denoted B) into two long-lived charged hadrons (pions, kaons or protons) is measured to be Br(B-->h(+)h(-))=(1.7(-0.7)(+1.0)+/-0.2)x10(-5). The relative branching fraction Br(B-d(s)(0)-->pi(+)pi(-)(K-))/Br(B-d(s)(0)-->h(+)h(-)) is measured to be 1.0(-0.3-0.1)(+0.0+0.0). In addition, branching ratio upper limits are obtained for a variety of exclusive charmless hadronic two-body decays of B hadrons.
|Autori interni:||MAGGI, Giorgio Pietro|
CREANZA, Donato Maria
|Titolo:||Observation of charmless hadronic B decays|
|Rivista:||PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0370-2693(96)00929-X|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|