Observation of high momentum η′ production in b decays

T. E. Browder, Y. Li, J. L. Rodriguez, T. Bergfeld, B. I. Eisenstein, J. 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. Mac Farlane, P. M. PatelA. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, P. Baringer, A. Bean, D. Besson, D. Coppage, C. Darling, R. Davis, S. Kotov, I. Kravchenko, N. Kwak, L. Zhou, S. Anderson, Y. Kubota, S. J. Lee, J. J. O’neill, R. Poling, T. Riehle, A. Smith, M. S. Alam, S. B. Athar, Z. Ling, A. H. Mahmood, S. Timm, F. Wappler, A. Anastassov, J. E. Duboscq, D. Fujino, K. K. Gan, T. Hart, CLEO Collaboration

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

78 Scopus citations

Abstract

We report the first observation of B → η′X transitions with high momentum η′ mesons. We observe 39.0 ± 11.6B decay events with 2.0 < pη′ < 2.7GeV/c, the high momentum region where background from b → c processes is suppressed. We discuss the physical interpretation of the signal, including the possibility that it is due to b → sg* transitions. Given that interpretation, we find B(B → η′Xs) = [6.2 ± 1.6(stat) ± 1.3(syst)+0.0 -1.5(bkg)] × 10-4 for 2.0 < pη′ < 2.7GeV/c.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1786-1790
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume81
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Observation of high momentum η′ production in b decays'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this