Lattice QCD calculation of form factors describing the rare decays B →k*+- and Bs →φ+-

Ronald R. Horgan, Zhaofeng Liu, Stefan Meinel, Matthew Wingate

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The rare decays B0→K*0μ+μ- and Bs→φμ+μ- are now being observed with enough precision to test Standard Model predictions. A full understanding of these decays requires accurate determinations of the corresponding hadronic form factors. Here we present results of lattice QCD calculations of the B→K* and Bs→φ form factors. We also determine the form factors relevant for the decays Bs→K*ν and Bs→K̄*0+-. We use full-QCD configurations including 2+1 flavors of sea quarks using an improved staggered action, and we employ lattice nonrelativistic QCD to describe the bottom quark.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094501
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 5 2014
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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