Inclusive decay of B mesons into charged D*

S. E. Csorna, L. Garren, M. D. Mestayer, R. S. Panvini, Xia Yi, M. S. Alam, P. Avery, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, T. Copie, R. Desalvo, J. W. Dewire, R. Ehrlich, T. Ferguson, R. Galik, M. G.D. Gilchriese, B. Gittelman, M. Halling, D. L. HartillS. Holzner, M. Ito, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, Y. Kubota, N. B. Mistry, E. Nordberg, M. Ogg, D. Peterson, D. Perticone, K. Read, A. Silverman, P. C. Stein, S. Stone, Xu Kezun, A. J. Sadoff, R. T. Giles, J. Hassard, M. Hempstead, K. Kinoshita, W. W. MacKay, F. M. Pipkin, Richard Wilson, P. Haas, T. Jensen, H. Kagan, R. Kass, S. Behrends, T. Gentile, Jan M. Guida

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Abstract

We report the first direct measurement of the inclusive decay of B mesons into charged D* mesons. The shape of the momentum spectrum is consistent with the D0 spectrum from B decay. A large fraction of the charm observed in B decay is accounted for by D* mesons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1894-1897
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume54
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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