Measurement of the B¯→Dlv¯ partial width and form factor parameters

M. Athanas, P. Avery, C. D. Jones, M. Lohner, C. Prescott, J. Yelton, J. Zheng, G. Brandenburg, R. A. Briere, A. Ershov, Y. S. Gao, D. Y.J. Kim, R. Wilson, H. Yamamoto, T. E. Browder, F. Li, Y. Li, J. L. Rodriguez, T. Bergfeld, B. I. EisensteinJ. Ernst, G. E. Gladding, G. D. Gollin, R. M. Hans, E. Johnson, I. Karliner, M. A. Marsh, M. Palmer, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, K. W. Edwards, A. Bellerive, R. Janicek, D. B. MacFarlane, P. M. Patel, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, P. Baringer, A. Bean, D. Besson, D. Coppage, C. Darling, R. Davis, N. Hancock, S. Kotov, I. Kravchenko, N. Kwak, Yuichi Kubota, T. Riehle, CLEO Collaboration

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We have studied the decayB¯→Dlν¯ where l = e or μ. From a fit to the differential decay ratedγ/dwwe measure the rate normalizationFD(1) |V cb | and form factor slopeρˆ2D, and, using measured values ofτB, findγ(B¯→Dlv¯) = (12.0 ± 0.9 ± 2.1) ns−1 . The resulting branching fractions areB (B¯0 → D+ lν¯) = (1.87 ± 0.15 ± 0.32)% and B (B → D0lν¯) = (1.94 ± 0.15 ± 0.34)% . The form factor parameters are in agreement with those measured in B¯ → D*lν¯ decays, as predicted by heavy quark effective theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2208-2212
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1997


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