Measurement of the Branching Fractions of Bbar -> D** l^- nubar_l Decays in Events Tagged by a Fully Reconstructed B Meson

The BaBar Collaboration, Philip Clark

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Abstract

We report a measurement of the branching fractions of Bbar -> D** l^- nubar_l decays based on 417 fb-1 of data collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II e+e- storage rings. Events are selected by fully reconstructing one of the B mesons in a hadronic decay mode. A fit to the invariant mass differences m(D(*)pi)-m(D(*)) is performed to extract the signal yields of the different D** states. We observe the Bbar -> D** l^- nubar_l decay modes corresponding to the four D** states predicted by Heavy Quark Symmetry with a significance greater than six standard deviations including systematic uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2008

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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