Measurement of baryon production in B-meson decay

G. Crawford, R. Fulton, T. Jensen, D. R. Johnson, H. Kagan, R. Kass, R. Malchow, F. Morrow, J. Whitmore, P. Wilson, D. Bortoletto, D. Brown, J. Dominick, R. L. McIlwain, D. H. Miller, M. Modesitt, C. R. Ng, S. F. Schaffner, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. ShipseyM. Battle, H. Kroha, K. Sparks, E. H. Thorndike, C. H. Wang, M. S. Alam, I. J. Kim, W. C. Li, X. C. Lou, B. Nemati, V. Romero, C. R. Sun, P. N. Wang, M. M. Zoeller, M. Goldberg, T. Haupt, N. Horwitz, V. Jain, Rosemary Kennett, M. D. Mestayer, G. C. Moneti, Y. Rozen, P. Rubin, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, M. Thusalidas, W. M. Yao, G. Zhu, A. V. Barnes, J. Bartelt

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Abstract

Using the CLEO detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, we observe B-meson decays to c+ and report on improved measurements of inclusive branching fractions and momentum spectra of other baryons. For the inclusive decay Bc+X with c+pK-+, we find that the product branching fraction B(Bc+X)B(c+pK-+)=(0.273±0.051±0.039)%. Our measured inclusive branching fractions to noncharmed baryons are B(BpX)=(8.0±0.5±0.3)%, B(BX)=(3.8±0.4±0.6)%, and B(B-X)=(0.27±0.05±0.04)%. From these rates and studies of baryon-lepton and baryon-antibaryon correlations in B decays, we have estimated the branching fraction B(Bc+X) to be (6.40.8±0.8)%. Combining these results, we calculate B(c+pK-) to be (4.3±1.0±0.8)%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)752-770
Number of pages19
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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