Decays of the b quark

Edward H. Thorndike, Ron Poling

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Recent experimental results on the decay of b-flavored hadrons are reviewed. Substantial progress has been made in the study of exclusive and inclusive B-meson decays, as well as in the theoretical understanding of these processes. The two most prominent developments are the continuing failure to observe evidence of decays of the b quark to a u quark rather than a c quark, and the surprisingly high level of B0-B0 mi xing which has recently been reported by the ARGUS collaboration. Notwithstanding these results, we conclude that the health of the Standard Model is excellent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-231
Number of pages49
JournalPhysics Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes


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