Decay of B mesons into charged and neutral kaons

A. Brody, A. Chen, M. Goldberg, N. Horwitz, J. Kandaswamy, H. Kooy, G. C. Moneti, P. Pistilli, M. S. Alam, S. E. Csorna, A. Fridman, R. G. Hicks, R. S. Panvini, D. Andrews, P. Avery, K. Berkelman, R. Cabenda, D. G. Cassel, J. W. DeWire, R. EhrlichT. Ferguson, M. G.D. Gilchriese, B. Gittelman, D. L. Hartill, D. Herrup, M. Herzlinger, D. L. Kreinick, N. B. Mistry, F. Morrow, E. Nordberg, R. Perchonok, R. Plunkett, K. A. Shinsky, R. H. Siemann, A. Silverman, P. C. Stein, S. Stone, R. Talman, D. Weber, R. Wilcke, A. J. Sadoff, C. Bebek, J. Haggerty, M. Hempstead, J. M. Izen, C. Longuemare, W. A. Loomis, W. W. MacKay, F. M. Pipkin, J. Rohlf, W. Tanenbaum, Richard Wilson, K. Chadwick, J. Chauveau, P. Ganci, T. Gentile, H. Kagan, R. Kass, A. C. Melissinos, S. L. Olsen, R. Poling, C. Rosenfeld, G. Rucinski, E. H. Thorndike, J. Green, J. J. Mueller, F. Sannes, P. Skubic, A. Snyder, R. Stone

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Data on inclusive kaon production in e+e- annihilations at energies in the vicinity of the (4S) resonance are presented. A clear excess of kaons is observed on the (4S) compared to the continuum. Under the assumption that the (4S) decays into BB̄, a total of 3.38±0.34±0.68 kaons per (4S) decay is found. In the context of the standard B-decay model this leads to a value for (b→c)(b→all) of 1.09±0.33±0.13.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1070-1074
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1982


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