Inclusive and exclusive decays of B mesons to final states including charm and charmonium mesons

D. Bortoletto, D. N. Brown, J. Dominick, R. L. McIlwain, D. H. Miller, M. Modesitt, E. I. Shibata, S. Schaffner, I. P J Shipsey, M. Battle, H. Kroha, K. Sparks, E. H. Thorndike, C. H. Wang, M. Goldberg, T. Haupt, N. Horwitz, V. Jain, G. C. Moneti, Y. RozenP. Rubin, T. Skwarnicki, V. Sharma, S. Stone, M. Thusalidas, W. M. Yao, G. Zhu, A. V. Barnes, J. Bartelt, S. E. Csorna, T. Letson, M. D. Mestayer, J. Alexander, M. Artuso, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, D. Besson, T. E. Browder, D. G. Cassel, Elliott C Cheu, D. M. Coffman, P. S. Drell, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, M. Garcia-Sciveres, B. Geiser, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, A. M. Halling, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, K. Honscheid, J. Kandaswamy, N. Katayama, D. L. Kreinick, J. D. Lewis, G. S. Ludwig, J. Masui, J. Mevissen, N. B. Mistry, S. Nandi, C. R. Ng, E. Nordberg, C. O'Grady, D. Peterson, M. Pisharody, D. Riley, M. Sapper, M. Selen, A. Silverman, H. Worden, M. Worris, P. Avery, A. Freyberger, L. Garren, J. Rodriguez, J. Yelton, K. Kinoshita, F. Pipkin, M. Procario, R. Wilson, J. Wolinski, D. Xiao, Y. Zhu, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, P. Baringer, D. Coppage, R. Davis, P. Haas, M. Kelly, N. Kwak, H. Lam, S. Ro, Y. Kubota, J. K. Nelson, D. Perticone, R. Poling, S. Schrenk, M. S. Alam, I. J. Kim, W. C. Li, B. Nemati, V. Romero, C. R. Sun, P. N. Wang, M. M. Zoeller, G. Crawford, R. Fulton, K. K. Gan, T. Jensen, D. R. Johnson, H. Kagan, R. Kass, R. Malchow, F. Morrow, J. Whitmore, P. Wilson

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We have studied hadronic decays of B mesons. We report measurements of exclusive branching ratios of several charm decay modes of B mesons to final states with a D or D* and one to three charged pions or a charged and to final states with a or , a kaon, and up to two charged pions. We have also measured inclusive branching ratios for B decays to D and D* and the spectra of these particles in B decays. The total charm content in B decay is found to be (10112)%. The branching ratios and spectra are compared to form-factor models. We extract the parameters a1 and a2 of the model of Bauer, Stech, and Wirbel and the DS decay constant. The masses of the B0 and B- mesons are measured. The mass difference between B0 and B- is found to be - MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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Bortoletto, D., Brown, D. N., Dominick, J., McIlwain, R. L., Miller, D. H., Modesitt, M., ... Wilson, P. (1992). Inclusive and exclusive decays of B mesons to final states including charm and charmonium mesons. Physical Review D, 45(1), 21-35.