Observation of B → ψπ decays

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Abstract

We have found the first evidence for the Cabibbo suppressed, color suppressed decay B- → ψπ- in a data sample of 4 million B decays obtained by the CLEO detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR). The branching ratio is found to be (4.3±2.3)% of the Cabibbo allowed B- → ψK- decay mode, which is consistent with theoretical expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-440
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume341
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 5 1995

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Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the effort of the CESR staff in providing us with excellent luminosity and running conditions. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Heisenberg Foundation, the SSC Fellowship program of TNRLC, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the A.P. Sloan Foundation.

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