Moments of the B meson inclusive semileptonic decay rate using neutrino reconstruction

S. E. Csorna, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, A. J. Weinstein, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, V. Boisvert, D. G. CasselJ. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, A. Magerkurth, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, J. R. Patterson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, W. M. Sun, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, T. Wilksen, M. Weinberger

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We present a measurement of the composition of B meson inclusive semileptonic decays using 9.4 [Formula Presented] of [Formula Presented] data taken with the CLEO detector at the [Formula Presented] resonance. In addition to measuring the charged lepton kinematics, the neutrino four-vector is inferred using the hermiticity of the detector. We perform a maximum likelihood fit over the full three-dimensional differential decay distribution for the fractional contributions from the [Formula Presented] processes with [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] and nonresonant [Formula Presented] and the process [Formula Presented] From the fit results we extract the first and second moments of the [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] distributions with minimum lepton-energy requirements of 1.0 GeV and 1.5 GeV. We find [Formula Presented] with a minimum lepton energy of 1.0 GeV and [Formula Presented] with minimum lepton energy of 1.5 GeV. The uncertainties are from statistics, detector systematic effects, and model dependence, respectively. As a test of the HQET and OPE calculations, the results for the [Formula Presented] moment as a function of the minimum lepton energy requirement are compared to the predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004


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