First observation of B̄→D(*) ρ′-, ρ′-→ωπ-

J. P. Alexander, C. Bebek, B. E. Berger, K. Berkelman, F. Blanc, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, P. S. Drell, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, P. Gaidarev, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. KandaswamyD. L. Kreinick, M. Lohner, A. Magerkurth, T. O. Meyer, N. B. Mistry, E. Nordberg, M. Palmer, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Romano, H. Schwarthoff, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, B. Valant-Spaight, G. Viehhauser, A. Warburton, P. Avery, C. Prescott, A. I. Rubiera, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, G. Brandenburg, A. Ershov, D. Y.J. Kim, R. Wilson, T. Bergfeld, B. I. Eisenstein, J. Ernst, G. E. Gladding, G. D. Gollin, R. M. Hans, E. Johnson, I. Karliner, M. A. Marsh, C. Plager, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, K. W. Edwards, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, A. Bean, D. Besson, X. Zhao, S. Anderson, V. V. Frolov, Y. Kubota, S. J. Lee, R. Poling, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, S. Ahmed, M. S. Alam, S. B. Athar, L. Jian, L. Ling, M. Saleem, S. Timm, F. Wappler, A. Anastassov, E. Eckhart, K. K. Gan, C. Gwon, T. Hart, K. Honscheid, D. Hufnagel, H. Kagan, R. Kass, T. K. Pedlar, J. B. Thayer, E. Von Toerne, M. M. Zoeller, S. J. Richichi, H. Severini, P. Skubic, A. Undrus, V. Savinov, S. Chen, J. W. Hinson, J. Lee, D. H. Miller, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, V. Pavlunin, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. L. Lyon, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, V. Fadeyev, Y. S. Gao, Y. Maravin, I. Narsky, R. Stroynowski, J. Ye, T. Wlodek, M. Artuso, K. Benslama, C. Boulahouache, K. Bukin, E. Dambasuren, G. Majumder, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, A. Wolf, S. Kopp, M. Kostin, A. H. Mahmood, S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, K. W. McLean, Z. Xu, R. Godang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, G. J. Zhou, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, D. E. Jaffe, R. Mahapatra, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, D. M. Asner, A. Eppich, T. S. Hill, R. J. Morrison, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, H. Vogel

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Abstract

We report on the observation of B̄→D*π+π-π-π 0 decays. The branching ratios for D*+ and D*0 are (1.72±0.14±0.24)% and (1.80±0.24±0.27)%, respectively. Each final state has a a D*ωπ- component, with branching ratios (0.29±0.03±0.04)% and (0.45±0.10±0.07)% for the D*+ and D*0 modes, respectively. We also observe B̄→Dωπ- decays. The branching ratios for D+ and D0 are (0.28±0.05±0.04)% and (0.41±0.07±0.06)%, respectively. A spin parity analysis of the ωπ- system in the Dωπ- final state shows a preference for a wide 1- resonance. A fit to the ωπ- mass spectrum finds a central mass of (1349 ±25-5+10) MeV and width of (547±86-45+46) MeV. We identify this object as the ρ(1450) or the ρ′.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092001
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume64
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2001

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Alexander, J. P., Bebek, C., Berger, B. E., Berkelman, K., Blanc, F., Boisvert, V., Cassel, D. G., Drell, P. S., Duboscq, J. E., Ecklund, K. M., Ehrlich, R., Gaidarev, P., Gibbons, L., Gittelman, B., Gray, S. W., Hartill, D. L., Heltsley, B. K., Hsu, L., Jones, C. D., ... Vogel, H. (2001). First observation of B̄→D(*) ρ′-, ρ′-→ωπ-. Physical Review D, 64(9), [092001].